Journal, Thoughts, Talks, Film and Internal Projects from the Studio.






May 8, 2021

Portview, East Belfast

We’re developing a planting scheme for a new living museum in the heart of East Belfast at a former linen […]


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October 17, 2019

The inspiring landscape

Often, particularly when I first started out, a garden was clearly defined by its boundary, a fence or wall maybe […]


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June 5, 2019

Let me in!

Back in 2016 when the initial ideas for the Maggie’s Chelsea garden were distilling in my mind the focus of my attention wherever I went was gates, doorways and openings. I was caught by the childlike wonder of what lies beyond. Desperate to recreate the feeling of excitement that comes with seeing a shut or, even better, half-opened door in the garden at Chelsea, I began taking pictures of all the gaps, gates and doorways that grabbed my eye. Here’s a collection of a few favourites and of course the fabulous steam bent oak gates from our gold-winning garden.


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