Tiggy’s Approach

Tiggy likes to be invited in to her client’s home as a first step to designing the garden.
She looks at the interior of the home to see the vistas from every room and observes the personal style and taste of her clients before reflecting this in the garden.

“The garden must be an extension of the home. By observing my clients lifestyles to see if they are, for example very tidy or more relaxed, if they enjoy strong colour or more muted shades and if their tastes are traditional or more contemporary, helps me to understand the kind of garden design that would suit them personally.”

About Tiggy

Tiggy grew up in a Victorian house in the heart of Gloucestershire with a large garden and very productive kitchen garden.

“I spent every moment I could in the garden and I don’t think things have changed for me much since then!”

Tiggy trained as a professional gardener with the Women Returns to Amenity Gardening WRGS scheme whilst bringing up her 5 young children in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.

She became a professional garden designer in 1996 having trained with the award-winning designer Duncan Heather at Oxford College of Garden Design.

In 2003 she took 3years out from her garden design practice to complete a BA hons in Illustration at UWE where she both wrote and illustrated children’s books on gardening.

“I wanted to stretch my creativity further but as soon as I had finished I was back designing gardens -which is where I belong. I love my job and consider it a real privilege to be designing someone’s personal space around their home.”

The Budget

Tiggy works closely with her clients during their consultations to find out what they would really like to have in their garden as well as using her professional experience to know what would work with their budget.

“Respecting the budget, knowing what my clients would like as well as understanding their lifestyle and tastes is how a personal and individual garden design is created.”