Caro Garden Design
What would you say is the best thing about your job?
That moment when a client realises that you’ve created something that they really wanted but wouldn’t have been able to achieve themselves .
What made you want to get into the industry?
Plants and planting led me into it, and although I was astonished when I realised that plants came last in the design process, it was a great discipline.
Challenges ahead in your work?
Helping clients realise that conservation, recycling and thoughtfulness are all great values and will help their gardens to flourish.
Current trends in the market?
All things sustainable. Edible plants have made a big impact. Outdoor kitchens are maybe the next garden envy .
Your company’s plans for the next five years…..
Keep going. Keep growing. Keep our options open. Don’t get stuck in a rut.
Who are you inspired by?
My favourite would be Topher Delaney, she creates beautiful , inventive, measured spaces.
Countryside or seaside?
Seaside – I grew up on a small island in the Middle East and went to school as a teenager in Lyme Regis – so it’s in my bones.
Your proudest achievement?
Probably dragging my kids into adulthood!
Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
It’s got to be spring, when I think “Ah, at last!” and there’s still summer to look forward to.
Where’s your favourite holiday destination?
Mexico, a country full of friendly people and rainbow hued butterflies in deserted temple ruins… magical.