Our approach centres around sustainability enhanced by designing and making outdoor spaces considerate of the environment and of enduring quality and use, that often have a associative, an assertion that goes beyond landscape references. As a practice we strive to deliver unspoken formal and conceptual communications between landscape and audience and to stimulate the more abstract ability to generate exciting planting concepts that understand ecology, but also acknowledge or reveal the sometimes strained relationship between nature and man.
We pride ourselves on clear communication throughout the process and engage our clients as members of the project team. We offer the creative spirit and technical expertise that produces unique and comprehensive solutions to complex site challenges.
Profile | Director | 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. Holding a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Greenwich. In 2017 Gaby joined Landscape Architect Kerrie Mckinnon to form their practice; a Landscape Architecture and Garden design studio.
Profile | Studio Director | Kerrie Mckinnon
Kerrie is a Landscape Architect and multi-disciplinary designer. She studied graphic design and worked for several years for various companies in graphic design and animation and has won a number of awards for her animations. Having worked for an architectural practice during this period, she discovered more about spatial design, which inspired her to enter a career in Landscape Architecture. Kerrie has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and has been working as a Landscape Architect for many years and brings her creativity and experience to our design projects. Kerrie is also a director of a non-profit social enterprise called River of Flowers, which creates projects to get urban communities involved in planting for pollinators.
In 2018 Kerrie and Gaby won a silver medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.