Matthew’s approach to garden design is to tailor gardens to each client and produce very human outdoor spaces which have a strong narrative, are a reflection of the people who use them and the surroundings in which they sit.
His conceptual garden at the 2012 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show called ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ received a gold medal and has defined Matthew’s approach to design ever since. It became a vehicle for empathy allowing people to relate it to their own experiences of recovery in life and demonstrated how gardens have the power to touch emotions. Matthew strives to do this in all of his work. This garden has been followed by three gold and ‘best in show’ gardens at Hampton Court and a silver gilt medal at Chelsea.
People are at the heart of Matthew’s gardens and public spaces, creating magical environments in which to relax, entertain and play, benefiting both mental and physical wellbeing. He also seeks out as many opportunities to enhance biodiversity and create habitats for wildlife within his gardens reconnecting people and nature. The practice is committed to designing out waste and where possible using sustainable methods and materials to minimise the carbon footprint of our creations.
Getting the best possible result relies on working with the right team and Matthew is proud to work with some of the best talent in the industry on his projects.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show 2019 – Gold medal, best in show
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show 2018 – Gold medal, best in show, best construction
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Main avenue Silver-gilt medal
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show 2013 – Gold medal and best in show
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show 2012 – Gold medal and best conceptual garden
Moscow Festival of Gardens and People 2016 – Grand Prix award