BORN AT EXBURY in 1944, Jim grew up in a farming family, eventually attending Shuttleworth Agricultural college between 1964 and 1966.
After gaining his degree Jim travelled through North America, arriving in San Francisco in 1967, ‘The Summer of Love’. Whilst there he created his first garden and learned the importance of gardens as sanctuaries from busy lives. . . ‘places to dream’.
Returning to England in 1972, Jim started a gardening business in Bath
which grew steadily and it was during this period that he collaborated with Alvilde Lees Milne on many of her projects for extremely interesting clients until her death in 1992.
Jim now travels extensively and has realised gardens in England, France (North and South), Turkey, Ireland, New York, California, Canada and the French West Indies - for examples please see the Gallery of Gardens page.
Out of respect for their privacy Jim does not publish his client list, but it includes royalty, rockstars, top models, designers and many others.