Where does the designer go from here? – a day inspired by the work of John Brookes MBE

John Brookes MBE has undoubtedly influenced most working designers today and his designs feature all over the world. On this special day in John’s garden we will look at Denmans now and in the future with Gwendolyn van Paasschen. Andy Sturgeon talks about how John influenced his work and Julie Toll will focus on the planting at Denmans.

Gwendolyn van Paasschen is a garden designer and writer who has extensive experience in the US non-profit world, although her career started as an economic advisor to Senator John McCain. Having worked with John Brookes she ghost wrote his memoir, A Landscape Legacy, and now is chair of the John Brookes-Denmans Foundation (JBDF) which she co-founded in 2017. 

Julie Toll has been designing gardens in the UK and abroad since 1982, gaining international recognition by winning 7 gold and 2 silver medals at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Her work has been featured on television, radio and in magazines such as Gardens IllustratedThe English Garden and Homes and Gardens and she is a fellow of the Society of Garden Designers.http://www.julietoll.co.uk/#

Andy Sturgeon is one of Britain’s best-known garden designers, with eight gold medals and three ‘best in shows’ at Chelsea to date. Initially he trained in horticulture, and worked at RHS Wisley, before focussing on landscape work and garden design, always with a distinctly contemporary flair. He has also written extensively for the UK garden press. www.andysturgeon.com


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