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Annie Guilfoyle



I have a degree in Garden Design from Middlesex University and am the Director of Creative Landscapes, an award-winning design company based in West Sussex. Our design work includes contemporary and traditional, rural and urban gardens. For over 18 years I was Director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design, based at Hampton Court Palace. I am the Garden Course Consultant at West Dean College, in West Sussex and in March I am about to begin teaching a new monthly course at Great Dixter, called the Art and Craft and Garden Design. For the past three years I have been on the judging panel for the Society of Garden Designer's annual, professional awards. I was instrumental in organising the first Gardens Illustrated Festival and will also be taking part in this years event. Together with Noel Kingsbury we have company called Garden Masterclass, which involves programming lecturers and organising garden courses throughout the UK. The RHS asked me to be on the selection panel for the Tatton Park Garden Show this year. International lecturing and judging: Teaching garden design at Chanticleer, Pennsylvania, USA Speaking at The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Conference and the Ukraine Landscape Association Seminar in Kiev. For the past six years I have been organising an annual design and planting workshop in association with Valfredda Nursery, for the Masters of the Landscape Annual Conference in Bergamo, Italy. Judging includes, The Moscow International Garden Show; Orticolario Show, Lake Como and this summer at the brand new Copenhagen garden show. Garden writing includes: A two year series for Gardens Illustrated called Design Solutions focusing on practical advice on many aspects of garden design. A one year series for The Society of Garden Designer's, aimed at professional designers covering various topical subjects. I am currently working on a new book, exploring the creative process of garden design for Frances Lincoln. This will be published in 2018. I am looking forward to joining the MyGardenSchool tutor team very soon.


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