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The Garden Adventure Begins...

Written by Hayley southwood


Posted on February 07 2019

When we viewed the house back in August we were so overwhelmed by the garden we initially thought it was a definite NO! 

After a few months of looking at other properties we just couldn't stop thinking about this property, the potential for us as a family and for both of us as we both work from home. I got so excited at the prospect of maven events and workshops we decided to jump in. 

We are on week 10 of the renovation and we feel like Spring is just around the corner. We are seeing the garden as several different areas and different projects but definetly feeling overwhelmed with no clear idea of how or what the vast space will feel like in the future.

Thankfully we have a garden designer maven in the hub called Jade Goto

Jade Goto runs an award winning Brighton based Garden Design & Landscape Architecture practise. She draws on culture and fine art married with her love of planting and a unique and inspiring way of envisioning garden spaces no matter what the scale. Whether delving into heritage or hyper-modern techniques, her love of botanicals is evident within her work.

She has shown at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with her groundbreaking QR Code Garden and won Best in Show for her Austerity Garden at RHS Gardeners World. Recent projects includes designing for Crabtree & Evelyn and several private gardens across the UK and Europe.

Jade came over to the house yesterday for a consultation to give us some initial thoughts and ideas bout our new land we have bought.

I loved the way Jade had such a clear understanding of who we are and how we would like to use our garden/land. Jade gave us some incredible ideas and it was great to see the garden through new eyes rather than an area we are trying to put off thinking about.

After Jade left Paul and I felt very excited about the future. You can watch Jade's garden tour and walk around on my insta stories over on @southwoodliving highlights. 




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