Tim Playfoot from Playfoot Garden Design


Tim Playfoot from Playfoot Garden Design

We go behind the scenes with Tim Playfoot from Playfoot Garden Design to find out what fuels their own designs...

Why gardening? I thoroughly enjoy gardening because it gives me a chance to revel in nature. Because most of my time is spent designing and managing projects I don't do so much hands-on gardening as I used to, but I do enjoy seeing a garden develop from design through to maturity as there are many continually changing scenes.

What's your favourite garden? That's a hard question! I don't really have a favourite garden as I enjoy different gardens for their varying styles. Great Dixter is an excellent place to visit if you are a plant lover!

Where do you find your inspiration? I like to watch the effect that the changing seasons have on the landscape, as you learn a lot about plant habitats, and, of course, visiting different gardens.

Is there a type of project that you've never tackled before that you'd love to get your teeth into? I have designed a huge variety of gardens both large and small, traditional and contemporary, but I suppose a few more contemporary gardens would be great to give me the opportunity to try out some different concepts.

What are your can't-live-without tools? My pen as I draw a lot, and secateurs!

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