Julie Wise is a local, well renowned plantswoman and is a traditional garden designer at heart. Her extensive plant knowledge is visible in all of her designs and she thrives upon the challenge of ‘what plant where' enhancing her planting plans with formal, traditional or contemporary hard landscape materials. “When designing a garden I feel it is important to identify with the building and its surroundings, selecting details in the architecture and relating with the landscape”. Julie is an important member of the National Gardens Scheme for Hertfordshire and coordinates the opening of some amazing gardens to the public throughout the county, including her own during the growing season, which provides a living portfolio of her work. Viewing can be arranged by appointment.

Andrew Coates BSc, is a young designer whose designs offer an emphasis on the contemporary style. Andrew uses hard landscape materials and textures with maximum impact but never fails to soften a design with sympathetic planting.
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