Rose McMonigall, designer of three RHS Hampton Court show gardens, has passed away at the age of 46. She had been suffering from an eating disorder for many years.
McMonigall studied Classics at Oxford University, followed by Fine Art at The University for the Creative Arts at Farnham. This background complemented a lifelong passion for garden design, landscape and horticulture.
Her award-winning show garden career included The Dream of the Indianos in 2019, The Pazo’s Secret Garden in 2018 and in 2016 The Route of the Camellia all in conjunction with the Spanish Tourist Office and Turismo de Galicia.
Rose’s passion project was her family home at Dipley Mill, near Hook. Listed in the Domesday Book, Dipley Mill’s 35-acre garden was part of the National Gardens Scheme and has been described by Alan Titchmarsh as ‘one of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire’.
Other gardens designed by Rose included a private garden in Antigua and an award-winning residential project Number One Oxshott. She was renowned for her modern romantic style.