Willow fish

July 4th, 2017

My fish have settled in in the Abbots kitchen
http://www.summersculptures.co.uk/

Fruity lanterns

June 20th, 2017

A day helping pupils at Horrington Primary School make beautiful paper and willow sculptures based on ‘delicious foods’

Glastonbury Abbey summer exhibition

June 16th, 2017

Installing willow fish in the Abbot’s Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey yesterday.   I don’t have a head for heights but exhibition manager and curator Mary Gryspeerdt had no such fears.

The summer exhibition runs from 1st July until September http://www.glastonburyabbey.com

New house & garden – near Bristol

May 3rd, 2017

This is the second time I have worked for these clients, this time a new house is being built and the challenge is to make the garden fit with the surrounding topography without creating too many retaining walls.  Currently 1000′s of tons of stone has been excavated and the house will be on split levels.

Beautiful hanging baskets

April 20th, 2017

Castle Gardens garden centre in Sherborne make the most beautiful winter hanging baskets.

In this basket I can see low growing / creeping rockery plants:

Arabis, Euonymus, Veronica, Alysum, Erodium, Ajuga, Lysimachia nummularia, Aubretia

Plus plenty of violas, narcissus and a ‘tail’ of ivy

New plans for garden – Alton

April 20th, 2017

I first visited this garden in 2004 when I did some design work and planting plans.  I have been invited back to help with another phase in the development of this garden; how gardens change, owner’s requirements change, how everything changes!

Photography by Martyn Sheppard

March 9th, 2017

Martyn Sheppard spent a day in my studio photographing my latest work for SAW Art Weeks Festival 2017  ‘Prospect’ http://somersetartworks.org.uk/

I have uploaded more pictures on my  ‘Sculpture’ page

New pub garden – The Litton

March 4th, 2017

The wait is over and The Litton is open for business, there are lots of exciting features in the pub and the garden is a lovely space to relax in too!


The landscaping has been done by Green & Gorgeous of Frome    http://www.greenandgorgeous.com/

Exhibition in Shaftesbury

February 8th, 2017

I am a committee member of the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival and our first festival is being launched at 10am on Friday 16th February in the Market Place.  This is a festival to celebrate James Allen, the first man to breed snowdrops and who lived in Shepton Mallet, there are full details at http://www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk/.

As part of this project we have cultivated links with the now well established Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival and  I have been invited to exhibit some of my willow work at their pop up gallery during their festival http://www.shaftesburysnowdrops.

17 Bell Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR - what was Bell Street Cafe (right next door to the Arts Centre)
Friday 10th February – Saturday 18th February

University campus concept sketch

February 4th, 2017

The current issue of BA2 – the magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Bath – celebrates the university’s 50th year and in there is a beautiful concept sketch for the campus layout.
a place of metamorphosis!

I also wrote about the university campus in my blog on 12/4/13…