Julia Brigdale

Garden Design & Writing

Garden Design

A SENSE OF PLACE

I believe the garden is an important part of the home and an outdoor space we should cherish. Particularly given the busy lives we lead, a garden can provide us with a calm place of refuge or a social environment to share with family and friends. Above all, it should make us feel encouraged to spend time in it and content once we are there. A well designed garden can help create such a space, tailored to the individual’s specific needs and tastes.

My own love of gardens inspires me to share that enjoyment by talking with the client, comparing thoughts, discussing ideas and then bringing it all together through drawings and images to create a new design for their own space. My main intention is to create gardens appropriate to their broader surroundings, sympathetic to the local environment and as sustainable and ecological as possible, with a true and lasting character that can evolve and flourish with time.

 

DESIGN PRACTICE & ETHOS

My design practice covers projects from large scale gardens to small planting schemes, from gardens close to home (Hampshire/Wiltshire border) to any distance away. In all cases, I love the challenge of a new project and to sense the potential within a garden to create a really special place for the client. My approach is thoughtful and considerate to the needs, likes and requirements of the client, but will also most importantly take into account the environment of the garden and its association with the surroundings.  A ‘sense of place’ is central to my design ethos, enabling me to create gardens that have meaning to the client but also a longevity of purpose. Where possible and when appropriate, I continue my relationship with the client and garden after design and build completion, in order to ensure the quality of the garden’s establishment.

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