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Make sure you register to see The Detail is in the Design at this year’s FutureScape

Four of the UK’s leading designers will be discussing who and what inspires them, how they have successfully built their careers, their own experiences of show gardens and how to work best with landscapers in this year’s The Detail is in the Design at FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse. The event aims to throw a positive light on the garden design industry and provide expert knowledge which the audience can use in their own businesses. Don’t miss the chance to pick the brains of Jilayne Rickards, Paul Harris, Ruth Willmott and Matthew Childs at 11am in seminar room one.

Read how each panellist has made their way into the industry below.

Jilayne Rickards is a Registered Member of the SGD and trained at the much respected Capel Manor College in Enfield. She has run a successful independent garden design practice called Jilayne Rickards Contemporary Garden Design in North London for the past 15 years where she works very closely with her clients and provides a bespoke design service to produce original gardens that reflect the client’s personality. She enjoys transforming spaces into beautiful, functional gardens for her clients to enjoy whilst adding value to their property. She draws her inspiration from the rugged Cornish landscape blended with over 20 years of London life, using both modern and traditional architecture as reference points.

Paul Harris left his career in the city in 2012 to follow his passion to become a garden designer. He graduated from the London College of Garden Design in 2013 and is now the owner of Paul Harris Landscape Designs. He was selected as one of six finalists for a new BBC2 TV programme, The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, where he built four show gardens and received two out of four judge’s gold medals for his formal garden and concept garden. He has also been awarded an RHS gold medal for his Show Garden ‘Our Place’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2015.

Ruth Willmott, owner of Ruth Willmott Garden Design Associates, graduated from Cambridge in 1996 and spent over a decade in management consulting. She qualified from the English Gardening School in 2009 with a distinction and was awarded the top student prize. She set up her garden design practice in 2010 where she works on residential and commercial projects in the UK and abroad. Ruth sits on the commercial board of the RHS and she was awarded a silver medal in 2012, a gold medal in 2013 and a silver-gilt and Best Fresh Garden (People’s Choice) in 2015 at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Matthew Childs trained at KLC College of Design at Hampton Court Palace where he attained a Diploma in Garden Design with honours and was awarded Top Student of the Year. He is the owner of Matthew Childs Design where he can put his love of gardens and desire to create unique and special outdoor spaces for others into practice. He received a gold medal and Best Conceptual Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2012 for his garden ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’. Matthew returned to Hampton Court Palace in 2013 with a show garden for Ecover and was awarded a gold medal and Best in Show. Since establishing Matthew Childs Design, he has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of gardens and landscapes for private and commercial clients.

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