Profile | Gabrielle Shay

Graduating in Fine Art from the Byam Shaw School of Art and gaining a BA in Fine craft from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Gaby then went on to working in fine furniture making and then as a computer aided designer before working at the prestigious Petersham Nurseries for some years learning horticultural practice. Gabrielle won a gold medal at the RHS Hampton Court flower show in 2015. She is also currently studying for her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich. In 2017 Gaby joined Landscape Architect Kerrie Mckinnon to form their practice Studio Super Natural; a Landscape Architecture and Garden design studio. In 2018 Kerrie and Gaby won a silver medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

Gabrielle is striving towards sustainability which is enhanced by designing and making outdoor spaces of enduring quality and use. Working sympathetically with location, ecology and history alongside her background in fine craft, she has an experienced eye for beautiful materials and these detailed design process are an integral part of her landscape design. Gabrielle is always working towards stimulating the more abstract ability to generate exciting planting concepts. 

  • Vectorworks
  • Landmark
  • AutoCAD
  • Adobe Suite
  • SketchUp
  • Planting
  • Show gardens