ABOUT RUTH

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.

ABOUT PHILIPPA

Philippa was born in the North West of England, moving away to read Biochemistry at Oxford University. She then spent more than two decades with Unilever, living and working in a number of European countries and managing teams and projects across the globe.

In 2011 Philippa graduated with an Honours Diploma in Garden Design from the renowned KLC School of Design, winning prizes for design and horticulture.

Her garden design portfolio covers a mix of clients including domestic, commercial and communal spaces, and she has extensive experience in project management in small and large-scale projects. She is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.

Philippa also holds the RHS Diploma in Principles and Practices of Horticulture, passed with Commendation and has a wide practical gardening and horticultural knowledge gained from private client work and work at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey.

Philippa has been part of the team working part time for nearly 4 years and worked on both the Chelsea flower Show 2015 and 2017 gardens.

ABOUT PILAR

Originally from Spain, Pilar graduated in Tourism and Business Management in Seville, and afterwards lived in Dublin for a year and half where she studied International Business. She moved to London and realised that design and gardens were more than just a passion and enrolled at KLC School of Design for the Diploma in Garden Design. She graduated in 2010.

After graduation, the renowned Japanese Landscape architect Takeshi Nagasaki chose Pilar as an intern and with him she learnt the Eastern vision of gardening and gardens. Following this she worked with different interior designers including Rabih Hage and Lina Kanafani helping them to bring interior design to the outside.

Pilar has been part of the team for over 3 years and worked on both the Chelsea flower Show 2015 and 2017 gardens.