Philippa is a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.
She has an Honours degree in horticulture from Reading University and lectures on garden design at Capel Manor College.
Prior to setting up her garden design practice she was a horticultural journalist. Since she started designing in 1991 she has undertaken a wide range of projects throughout the United Kingdom and on the Continent.
Philippa works as a sole practitioner, though she has close links with the range of other professionals needed to take a garden from idea to reality. She feels strongly that gardens should be ‘Green’ and that plants should take central stage in any garden.
Where possible Philippa uses British grown plants from local nurseries in her designs. Environmentally friendly design solutions are always preferred. Philippa O’Brien MSGD, BSc Hons offers a garden design and consultancy service for clients worldwide.