February 28, 2013By Annie Guilfoyle

December is the end of my Diploma student’s year; with the course nearly over they have to prepare for their end of year show. This is the culmination of all their hard work, pulling together all their best projects to display to the public, friends and family. This year we tried a new way of … Read More

Best in show

October 15, 2012By Annie Guilfoyle

The marquee had barely hit the ground at The Chelsea Flower Show when along trots its little sister at Hampton Court. Set in the magnificent Palace grounds and a mere stone’s throw from KLC’s garden design studios. This year was certainly one of the most memorable and exciting shows for me, where three of my … Read More

Fresh pickings

June 8, 2012By Annie Guilfoyle

It is May and that means there is only one horticultural thing on people’s minds…. Chelsea Flower Show! For the past few weeks there has been much speculation about the Main Avenue gardens, who will be hot and who will not!  With the show unveiled it revealed that the main avenue gardens were as accomplished … Read More

Sparks will fly

June 8, 2012By Annie Guilfoyle

I have just completed what must be my sixth or even seventh blacksmithing course at West Dean. An incredibly enjoyable weekend course was spent under the expert tutorage of artist-blacksmith Melissa Cole. On previous courses I have tried to create something that required an articulated lorry to drag it home, but this time I decided … Read More