Design services can range from a concept design or a planting plan to a comprehensive service encompassing everything from survey to build and planting. The service is tailored according to each client's taste, needs and budget, embracing all types of garden from small urban courtyards to rural gardens, large estates and communal gardens, and encompassing all or just part of the garden.
Sylvan Studio works with a small number of trusted landscape contractors and other professionals to provide clients with a high quality service suited to their individual needs and requirements. Close involvement with all parties ensures the garden design process is smooth and seamless, from initial concept through to project completion.
At Sylvan Studio in Wiltshire, professional garden designer Christine Whatley works with clients all over the south of England and further afield.
Christine is a versatile garden designer who enjoys working closely with her clients to create inspired and practical designs that draw out the full potential of the garden. Clean lines and mathematically harmonious proportions are hallmarks of her work.
Originally a mathematician, Christine enjoyed a successful career as a partner in an actuarial consultancy before gaining a Distinction in the post-graduate diploma in Residential Landscape Design at Oxford College of Garden Design. She also took the Royal Horticultural Society's level 2 certificate in Horticulture, passing with commendation, and has enjoyed a lifelong interest in plants and gardens.
Garden design is a blend of creativity and problem solving. Christine's analytical background and natural creativity are an ideal combination, and through her years of consultancy experience she understands the importance of working closely with her clients.
Christine is a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers, the only professional body in the UK dedicated solely to garden design. She is also a Registered Designer member of the British Association Of Landscape Industries.
It doesn't just stop when the garden is complete. Christine Whatley offers a unique tailored service "Learning in your Garden" to help her clients learn about their garden and how to keep it looking so good. Christine's training is hands on, in the owner's own garden and covers the topics they choose.