On This Episode of the garden podcast:
Peter Donegan chats with Garden Designer Paul Hervey Brookes
Paul Hervey-Brookes is a well-respected designer who has built a strong reputation for landscapes and gardens that are classically English relying on planting schemes to create spaces and rich, multi-layered habitats. His plant-focused philosophy is rooted in his early training at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and subsequent garden experiences.
Paul has been described by his peers as arty, creative and possessing an immense plant knowledge. His ability to read landscapes and evoke intense feelings and emotions has won him acclaim across the board. He works on a diverse range of public landscapes and private gardens both in the Untied Kingdom and Internationally.
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He has created a number of show gardens including four at the Chelsea Flower Show, where he won Gold with the BrandAlley Garden in 2013 along with creating gardens for Bradstone in 2010 and the RNIB in 2011, winning a Silver and Silver-Gilt Medal respectively.
Paul has also created show gardens on the International stage, most recently at RHS Tatton where he won Gold & Best in Show in 2016 and Gold at Hampton Court in 2016. In 2015 he won Gold at Philadelphia and ‘Best Colour’ award at the new Japan Home & Garden Show. In 2014 at Gardening World Cup Japan he won Best in Show, Gold and Best planting after winning gold there at the 2013 show. He has exhibited at the Ellerslie Flower Show in New Zealand in 2014 and at the inaugural Lyon Salon, Scenes du Jardin in 2015. Paul won Gold and Best Destination Garden for his Discover Jordan Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2012. The garden was based on his personal experiences of this unique and richly diverse landscape.