Michael McGarr garden designer The Telegraph

Garden designer Michael McGarr featured in The Telegraph

If you were casually flicking through The Telegraph weekend gardening section over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, you may have thought – I recognise that face! I recognise that garden full of cacti!

Yes, we were featured in a double-page spread this weekend by fantastic garden writer Annie Gatti headlined: Six fresh faces in garden design – how will they change the world? Annie contacted us back in September last year for a chat after we won a gold medal at RHS Tatton 2017, so we’ve been keeping our eyes out ever since for the resulting feature.

It was an honour to be named alongside designers such as Ula Maria, whose Studio Unwired garden we admired very much at RHS Tatton last year, as well as Tom Massey, Tony Woods, Kate Savill and Will Williams.

We’ve designed and built a show garden at RHS Tatton for the past three years, but with it being ‘up north’ it doesn’t get as much national media coverage, as RHS Chelsea or RHS Hampton Court, for example. So it was really lovely to see a feature with the intro claiming that RHS Tatton is a good place to discover new up and coming garden designers.

We have our sights firmly set on some of the bigger garden shows for next year, so this won’t be the last time we chat to The Telegraph!

The article goes onto talk about how the new band of designers want to add another dimension to their work, which is EXACTLY what we do at Warnes McGarr & Co. We have always had a commitment to creating sustainable gardens, working alongside the landscape’s ecology, and not against it, and educating ourselves about climate change and how it will affect out gardens.

In the feature, I also talk about how we always have a commitment to creating edible gardens, as well as experimenting with aquaponics, hydroponics and edible green walls, for example.

We don’t just plant pretty flowers – we work alongside the environment and ecology we find ourselves in, as well as designing usability around how a client uses their garden, making it all work together in perfect harmony.





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