Case Study: Arizona Permaculture

This recent case study for Arizona takes me to a climate and environment very different to my own. The major challenges tackled in this design relate of course to water, and intense summer heat. My design seeks to work with the existing, while offering solutions for all the family who live here’s requirements and desires.Continue reading “Case Study: Arizona Permaculture”

Case Study: Artist’s Garden

This case study shows a design for a back garden in Scotland. The client is an artist of many talents, and wanted a garden that could provide for her needs while delighting all the senses. The garden is around 20m x 45m, oriented almost North-South. Of course, I also delivered more comprehensive planting plans, butContinue reading “Case Study: Artist’s Garden”

Trained Trees Permaculture Design

Often in my designs, I will use standard form trees and create forest gardens by combining groups of these with their attendant guild planting. I tend to favour more naturalistic, organic style in most of my designs. But we can also sometimes manipulate nature to a greater degree while still working with nature to meetContinue reading “Trained Trees Permaculture Design”