About us

Garden Narratives create personal spaces that are a unique snap shot of the garden owners story in a private space.  Designs create all year round interest and often include secret spaces which enable the owners to retreat from the world and just be.

Schemes regularly emphasise up-cycling of local materials and the creation of sustainable solutions for outdoor spaces.

Sean is a Garden Designer and Horticulturalist who has gained knowledge over 40 years of gardening and design experiences. As a plants-man he has  a track record of creativity and flair in the creation of beautiful and interesting planting schemes.  His strong planting creates the anchor to his designs.

Sean's article for his junior School Magazine on how to cultivate a show chrysanthemum was a early marker for what has led to a life long interest and practice in garden design and planting.  Sean has completed  a number of commissions and has at times opened his own award winning garden to the public.  He has featured in Gardeners World, Northumberland and interiors magazines.  Sean has also  project managed some complex garden builds in the NHS and Prison Service.

In 2015 he won the BBC/RHS 'The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge' Television competition and designed and built a garden on main avenue at Chelsea Flower Show in 2015.

Sean is also a qualified Floral Demonstrator (NAFAS), he gives talks and runs Flower Schools in partnership with his wife Eilleen who owns Emerald Forest Flowers, a flower design company.

Sean provides a full garden design service including project management and sourcing of plants.



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