Ruth grew up in Yorkshire. She graduated from Cambridge University and spent over a decade in management consulting. For a long time, she sought to reconcile her equal enjoyment of science, maths and business with her artistic creativity. On reflection, she should not have been surprised as the daughter of two teachers: a science, maths and computing father and an artistic mother.
In 2009, she followed her passion for garden design and qualified from the English Gardening School with a distinction and was awarded the top student design prize. She set up her garden design practice in 2010 and undertakes residential and commercial projects in the UK and abroad. Ruth is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.
Clients value Ruth’s combination of creativity and business-like approach. She loves running her small design practice in an industry, where each day working with the team she can have such a positive impact on their clients lives and the environment around them. Ruth also sits on the commercial board of the Royal Horticultural Society supporting her wider industry.
Ruth would describe her style as contemporary yet informed by classical architecture and strong geometry with unashamedly ‘pretty’ planting. Ruth has a very visual imagination and can usually see the whole garden vision in a lot of detail in her head. She enjoys thinking about every detail with her team until it’s all planned and executed to perfection. Big picture design as well as the little details matter to Ruth.
Ruth loves the challenge of exhibiting a garden at Chelsea Flower Show – the toughest and most prestigious flower show in the World. She has been awarded a silver medal in 2012, a gold medal in 2013, a silver-gilt and Best Fresh Garden (people’s choice) in 2015 and again in 2017 a silver-gilt and Best Fresh Garden (people’s choice) for a second time.