Follow the weekly diary of a London Garden Design Company:This week Katrina has been working on a garden postal design for a client based in Hackney. They would like their design for a small urban garden to include a small area of grass, paving and a water feature.Matt continues correspond with…See More
Matt has had a slow week on site due to the weather, as most of the jobs he needs to complete on the garden design and build in Bethnal Green , such as painting walls and sheds, require a dry day. He has fixed some lighting and completed the planting, however.Katrina has been working on the postal garden design for our clients in…See More
Matt will be attempting to finish off several jobs over the next two weeks, while dodging the raindrops. He has a deck seat to build for clients in Stoke Newington, a little pointing for the paving in Hackney, and stain for the decking at our garden build in Willesden Green. We also need to undertake some work for a garden in…See More
On Saturday Katrina carried out a consultation for a garden design in Lewisham, South London. The clients had sloping garden which they need to find a way to level to make the space more usable for their family. They have already made a start into…See More
During a garden design consultation in Hillingdon, West London discussion revolved around solutions for a garden that sits on an old gravel pit. Suggestions included options for raised beds and planters, possibly constructed from railway sleepers. Details of Earth Designs garden design consultations can be found by clicking…See More
Katrina enjoyed a great trip to visit a client near Oslo, Norway. Two days on eager creativity ensued as the best design options were explored for this sloping site that frequently finds itself under a metre of snow!Matt is nearing completition of the Earth Designs garden design and build in Willesden Green. Weather has slowed the pace at time…See More
Katrina returns from a trip to Oslo, Norway, we eagerly await a debrief of the two day creative consultation.The grouting of the Kitchen Garden at The Manor House in Hertfordshire is completed.New shots from our garden design and build client in Harlow, Essex are emailed through. Scheduling a professional shot of the courtyard garden.Our postal garden design client in Wales has contacted us again with revisions from the architect which affect the garden design of this listed property.Another…See More
Garden Design London: A week in the life of a London Based Garden Design and Build Company: Week 34 2011Claire enjoyed an afternoon in Balham with a client who had an Earth Designs garden design consultation voucher. The final sketch included a curved raised bed with a fixed seat nestled into the curve and a…See More
Earth Designs was formed by Katrina Wells in Spring 2003. Katrina has been a keen gardener since childhood and worked as a florist for many years. After graduating from university in 1998 with a degree in Creative Arts, Katrina went to work as a producer for a prestigious design and events company based in London's West End. She left in 2002 and decided to couple her love and knowledge of gardening with her creative skills and experience of event management. Earth Designs was born. During the past 5 years Katrina and her husband Matt have grown Earth Designs into a successful company with over 150 designs and 50 builds under their belt.
Hello there, will you be running any more drawing courses? I'm a qualified garden designer but would really like to brush up on axonometric and perspective drawing techniques - can you let me know if you run any classes on these? Thanx.
P.S. Your website is great!
Katrina I really like your blog - it reminds me of Rochelle Greayer's Studio G blog. I don't know how you find the time to write so much.
I like the idea of writing about the rationale behind a particular garden design, then following it throughout the garden build. I've tried it on our blog after seeing a similar thing done by graphic design firm Airside. I just wonder whether anyone is interested in reading about it!
2. start your own group (you will have to write to this on a regular basis to keep the activity fluid - this will bring potential clients
3. Write forum or blog posts about your work. Try not to make them too advertorial but make sure that you add links to other relevant information such as any groups you start of to an event that you have created.
I hope that helps and if you need any more info then please do not hesitate to shout.
Welcome to the Landscape Juice Network and I hope you have a great time on the site. There is a lot of good information for you to read and if you need any help then please do not hesitate to get in touch.