About

Horticulture has taken a significant place in my life since a young age. As I child, I found it a way to connect and spend time with my Grandfather and benefited from the practical experience of working with him in his garden or on his allotment. In adolescence, gardening was a way for me to manage the awkwardness of growing up and the garden became my sanctuary. As an adult, gardens are my career and the subject of horticulture offers a common thread to spark interesting conversations throughout the strata of society.

I am an experienced horticulturalist having trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Royal Horticultural Society's, Wisley. I have an MSc in the conservation of historic gardens and cultural landscapes from the University of Bath. Horticulture and its branches in garden design and conservation have been my career for over three decades. Every day I learn something new about the subject and continue to learn from and be inspired by like minded people of all ages who garden.

My career highlights include working for the National Trust as Gardens Adviser, including working with the Head Gardener at Sissinghurst. In 2016 I was project manager for the Trust's Capability Brown tercentenary celebrations. I now work freelance in garden design, gardening and historic garden conservation.

For more information and to discuss potential future commissions, please contact: mark@marklameygardens.com m. 07857 162133.

 

The restoration of a sunken garden in West Sussex that I recently worked on for private clients. The house and this associated garden date from the 1930’s. There are late influences of the Arts and Crafts movement in its layout and design. We replaced concrete paths with these fragments of natural stone, which we interplanted with creeping thyme. The surrounding quadrants are planted to provide a sense of the Mediterranean garden. It has a romantic, calm and sensual feel. A place to sit and read or to simply drift into a quiet contemplation and enjoy the fragrances of lavender, thyme and woodbine.

The restoration of a sunken garden in West Sussex that I recently worked on for private clients. The house and this associated garden date from the 1930’s. There are late influences of the Arts and Crafts movement in its layout and design. We replaced concrete paths with these fragments of natural stone, which we interplanted with creeping thyme. The surrounding quadrants are planted to provide a sense of the Mediterranean garden. It has a romantic, calm and sensual feel. A place to sit and read or to simply drift into a quiet contemplation and enjoy the fragrances of lavender, thyme and woodbine.