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"Having been a garden designer for more than 22 years, and worked for more than 500 different clients, there is one thing I can say with certainty: a well designed garden will change your life. It’s a rare opportunity to make something special and uniquely yours. A perfect space in which to relax, entertain and have fun, and a place for quiet contemplation.

Your garden is a huge asset. It should be a vibrant, multi-functional extension to your living space. And a well designed garden will add value to your life style and your home.”

Moira Farnham


Based in Sandhurst, on the cusp of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, and working throughout London and the South of England. Moira Farnham Garden Design is a widely respected and highly experienced garden and landscape design practice. Moira Farnham’s reputation as a garden designer speaks for itself with over half of the projects she undertakes stemming from the ‘word of mouth’ recommendations of previous, satisfied clients and repeat business. In addition to being a freelance garden and landscape designer for over 22 years, Moira enjoys a highly successful teaching career, nurturing the talents of new generations of garden designers.

She is the co-founder and Principal of one of the UK’s leading private colleges, Garden Design School, where students genuinely look forward to her inspirational lectures.

Moira’s training in garden design began at the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens at Kew School of Garden Design in 1992. She subsequently studied at the College of Garden Design, passing the diploma with distinction. Later she began teaching at the Merrist Wood College in Surrey – helping to create the syllabus for the first ever National Diploma in Garden Design – and held numerous ‘Master Classes’ for the English Gardening School in London.

Moira has designed well over 500 gardens for homeowners throughout London, Surrey and the South East of England. She has tackled almost every brief imaginable: from postage stamp backyards to several acres of untamed wilderness. Her approach in all cases is to listen carefully and understand exactly what each client is seeking from their garden – including all of the practical elements – and then devise a beautiful, life-enhancing, sustainable solution, sympathetic to the property and the surrounding landscape.

Some projects can take just a few months (from initial meeting to completion of the built garden). Some large garden projects may be installed in stages over several years, Moira Farnham Garden Design can provide ongoing professional expertise in all aspects of the development, from liaising with architects and other professionals to maintenance schemes and the purchase of garden structures, plants, furniture and other sundry items. Moira will be personally involved in everything: “Unlike larger design practices, I can be there for all the meetings - with clients, contractors and suppliers – I create all the designs and drawings, manage the tender process and monitor the work to see the project through from first meeting to the last day of the garden realisation”.

Whatever the size or scope of your project, Moira Farnham Garden Design offers a beautiful solution to meet your requirements, timescale and budget. To see more of her work, please click here


Moira is a Member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD) and the British Association of Landscape Industries (M-BALI).


 


The Society of Garden Designers is a professional body representing the very best full time professional garden designers. Membership is highly prized with Registered Member status representing the top 2% of all garden designers across the UK, and denotes both excellence in design, breadth of experience and professional competence.

Moira is a full Registered Member of the SGD and is permitted to use the letters MSGD

                      



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