Tiggy’s approach to garden design is to start from the inside of the house. She looks at the vistas from every room and understands the way the house is used by her clients. She observes the interior of the home to appreciate their personal style and tastes in order to reflect this in their garden design.
“The garden must be an extension of the home. By observing my client’s style to see if, for example they enjoy strong colour or prefer muted shades, if their tastes are traditional or more contemporary and understanding the flow of the house, helps me create a garden design that is very personal to them.
“I love my job and consider it a real privilege to be asked to re-design someone’s personal space in order to create a garden they will truly enjoy”
Tiggy on BBC Radio
Tiggy discusses her approach to garden design and her Chelsea Flower Show Award on BBC Radio in 2012.
Tiggy has been designing gardens for over 20 years and a professional gardener for over 30 years. She trained as a Professional Gardener with the Women Returns to Amenity Gardening WRGS scheme in the 1980s to learn the complexities of soil, skilled pruning and gain her plant knowledge.
She worked as a professional gardener for private clients in the 1980s and 90s and became a professional garden designer in 1996, having trained with the award-winning designer Duncan Heather at Oxford College of Garden Design. She is currently working as a garden designer and garden design consultant in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire but is happy to consider work anywhere in Britain.