What is your favourite restaurant?
Flat Three, Holland Park Avenue.
Where have you received the best customer service?
I buy my clothes from Simon Carter in Mayfair. They provide impeccable customer service.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives.
What is the title (and author) of the last book you read?
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
Humphry Repton – the last great English landscape designer of the 18th century.
What has been your proudest moment?
The birth of my two sons, William and Edward.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
‘Lead from the front, get your hands dirty and always remember your humble beginnings.’
Is beauty or function more important?
Beauty is the result of function. A beautiful garden is one that is designed to evolve, function and flourish over seasons and time.
Do you collect anything or would you like to?
What changes do you anticipate seeing in landscape architecture over the next five years?
The lines between indoor and outdoor living are becoming increasingly blurred and I think we will see a continued focus on incorporating state-of-the-art lifestyle features into garden design, be it a fully integrated outdoor kitchen or the latest LED lighting systems. Clients are certainly paying more attention to quality design and products – they want their gardens to stand the test of time and be of the same quality as their indoor spaces.
If you could describe your work in three words, what would they be?
Creative, detailed, inspirational.