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Nigel Philips FSGD
Nigel Philips trained at Merrist Wood College and has been a practicing garden designer since 1981. In that time, he has run his own design and build company and carried out a wide variety of design commissions, including exhibition gardens at local and national shows and winning awards at the Chelsea Flower Show.
His ethos is to seek inspiration from the site, however large or small, with the architecture, whether existing or proposed, and organise the space according to its owners use. Form must follow function with aesthetics and plant decoration overlaying the structure.
He has lectured in related subjects for the Royal Horticultural Society and has been involved with running various courses on garden design for the last twenty five years, both at Plumpton College and other educational establishments. He wrote and delivered The Professional Diploma in garden design and helped establish the Foundation Degree Course.
His involvement with the Society of Garden Designers over the last thirty years has seen his influence on various committees becoming Vice Chairman in 1992 and a Fellow of the Society in 1998.
He has recently joined the adjudication panel judging pre-registered members admissions to full membership
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