About Susan Dunstall
I believe that the creation of a garden is very much a partnership between the client and the designer, beginning with all the ‘ideas and wants’ that the client and family have for the garden. As a designer I then translate those needs into a design that is both beautiful and workable.
I love making gardens with separate areas, created using hedges, grasses and scented planting to give unexpected surprises around each corner. I believe that well-planned gardens have a real and positive influence on our well-being, with the organisation of space the most important element of a design.
A lifelong love of plants and gardening combined with a passion for design, art and drawing brought me to the profession of Landscape and Garden Design after a background in project management - essential skills to make sure projects are delivered to time and within budget. Working with low carbon companies has given me an interest and experience in sustainability and biodiversity, and wherever possible I work towards environmentally sustainable design and the use of locally sourced materials.
I am a graduate from Oxford College of Garden Design with a Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Residential Landscape Architecture and am now a tutor for the college's innovative online course.
My practice is based in Charlbury, Oxfordshire and I have design projects locally in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and further afield in London.
Creating beautiful and effective gardens of all sizes.