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!