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Jilayne Rickards


sea-jilayneMy work in garden design remains heavily influenced by my early surroundings.  Having grown up in the midst of the wild Cornish countryside, I spent my childhood studying the ever changing light, the sea, the high cliffs with their rugged rocks and the shapes made by undulating hills.  To me, there was no better way to spend my time than high up viewing the cloud shadows racing across the landscape, or observing how the wind entrancingly billowed through the surrounding hay fields, or feeling the effect of the frightening storms and massive, crashing waves.

building-jilayneHowever, I have now spent more time in London than anywhere else and continue to enjoy the urban landscape, inspirational new and old architecture and the wide diversity of clients London attracts.




How I like to Work

By working closely with my clients and the nature of their space, I aim to create original, dynamic garden designs that strongly relate to, and enhance, the home and surroundings.  The gardens I design very much reflect my client’s personality, becoming unique to them, and therefore no two designs can ever be the same.


I trained in Garden Design at the hugely respected Capel Manor College in Enfield, and have been a practising garden designer since 2002.

In 2012 I was proud to join the elite few as a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers – there only being just over 200 Registered Members in the UK due to the Society’s very exacting and high standards.

In 2013 I had the nerve wracking privilege of opening my garden under the National Gardens Scheme.