Reference Number. 105566
Phil Brown Garden and Landscape Design
Garden and Landscape Design - Covering Somerset and the South of the UK
Since graduating in 1989 as a Landscape Architect, Phil Brown has been designing and project managing a diverse range of prestigious private and commercial projects throughout the UK
His inspirational and sometimes unusual projects have won international acclaim for the way they use light, colour and space to create living and engaging places.
Phil has designed and built gardens at the RHS flower shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace and in 2000, Phil successfully submitted a design entry to the 9th International festival of Gardens at Chaumont sur Loire in France, the most important festival for contemporary design of its kind. In 2002 a further design entry was submitted to the UK's equivalent festival of design based at Westonbirt
The built gardens at both festivals were uniquely open to the public for several months allowing people to fully experience them as gardens. These gardens both aimed to collect and condense natural phenomena in a theatre like space, encouraging observation - provoking a connection with nature and the user's emotional response to it
His work continues to show his ongoing interest in seasonal and daily cycles and the atmospheres they create within the landscape
Phil's wider experience in landscape management, conservation and a farming background have allowed him to spend more time in recent years working with clients on an ongoing basis in the development and diversification of estates and farms.
Projects have involved larger scale planning with restoration of native woodland, creation of new woodland and lakes with links to the more intimately designed landscape of the gardens and orchards around the house
Phil's interest in organic produce, rare breeds and bee keeping are evident in his designs for orchards, kitchen and woodland gardens whilst his understanding of local materials and love of traditional rural crafts such as hedge laying, dry-stone walling and hurdle making are apparent in his work
His work has regularly been published in; BBC Gardeners' World Magazine,' The English Garden', 'Gardens Illustrated', Horticulture week and in 'Les Jardins du Futur' by Jean-Paul Pigeat and 'Climbing Gardens' by Joan Clifton