I have 10 years experience as a garden designer working predominantly with schools. I understand the importance of having a fun and functional outdoor space to study nature, watch the seasons change and to nurture child led play.Where possible, I like to work organically with what is already on site and enrich the environment with native planting to support the local habitat. Sustainable materials are sourced from local councils, businesses and from the willow plot cooperative in Northumberland. Willow stars in many of my projects in defining garden spaces and adds structure in the form of tunnels, dens, fencing, garden sculptures. I commission local craftspeople for bespoke elements of a build.
— JUSTINE HOLDSWORTH