Alex grew up in the English countryside, surrounded by beautiful gardens and keen gardeners. All was taken for granted until she took on a large neglected garden in Ireland, at which point she realised she had inherited the family passion.
Shortly after establishing her own practice in Ireland, Alex won a national television competition for new designers. This led to exhibiting a show garden at ‘Bloom’, Ireland’s national garden show, which won a silver medal. Upon moving back to London in 2016 Alex joined Mazzullo + Russell Landscape Design, a leading practice in London, where she broadened her experience and skillset. Since starting a family Alex now works independently.
Alex came to garden design from strategy consulting, and this business background has proved surprisingly relevant in garden design. With strong commercial acumen and an eye for detail, she is very comfortable managing all the moving parts that make up a successful project.
Alex trained with the Garden Design Academy of Ireland, achieving a Distinction in her Post-Graduate Diploma in Garden Design. She also holds an RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture, and recently completed a head gardener apprenticeship through WRAGS (Women Retraining in Agriculture and Gardening Scheme), at Dunsborough Park.
Alex has also had a show garden featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, which won silver at Gardeners’ World Live in 2019.
As a keen gardener with gardens in London and Dublin, Alex’s design process is grounded in horticultural knowledge and her passion for plants.
Alex is a Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers in the UK, and a member of the Garden and Landscape Design Association in Ireland.