Annie Guilfoyle is an award-winning designer and an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal winner. After studying horticulture at Capel Manor College in Enfield, Middlesex, she gained a BA Honours Degree in Garden Design from Middlesex University. Annie combines running a successful garden design consultancy with lecturing and writing on the subject.
Annie’s design work has featured on several televisions programmes, such as BBC Small Town Gardens. Annie is also the director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, and Garden Course Consultant at West Dean College, near Chichester, West Sussex.
In her role as director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, she has been instrumental in establishing the highly acclaimed garden design courses. Many of Annie’s students have gone onto to become successful, award-winning designers.
As Garden Course Consultant at West Dean College near Chichester, West Sussex, Annie is responsible for the development of the educational programme. She lectures and has developed an educational allotment with local food activist and writer Rosemary Moon. Annie has also acted as a consultant to Great Dixter House & Gardens in Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, assisting in the establishment of its new educational unit.
Annie Guilfoyle’s writing includes two extensive open learning courses published by KLC and articles for leading magazines such as Gardens Illustrated. Her work has been featured in a number of books including The Book of Garden Plans Mitchell Beazley, 2004; The Book of Plans for Small Gardens, Mitchell Beazley 2007, and The RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design, Dorling Kindersley 2009.
Her television work includes being a featured designer on the BBC-tv series Small Town Gardens, Gardeners’ World and The Garden Makers on Meridian TV. These programmes demonstrate Annie’s expertise in transforming tiny spaces into contemporary urban sanctuaries with modern art and architecture being key influences. A fine example is the sculpture garden for the Zimmer Stewart Gallery in Arundel, West Sussex.