Steve has been perfecting his art for 25 years. After studying at Hadlow College and Merrist Wood, he spent several years as a highly respected and regularly awarded private garden designer. In 2006, he joined The Salutation to helm its huge restoration project. A decade later, the gardens are recognised as amongst the finest in the country.
Steeped in the practical art of gardening, Steve uses direct observation to supplement his technical skills as a grower, breeder, horticulturalist and arboriculturalist. His drive for creativity and experimentation ensure the scope of his expertise continues to encompass new horizons.
Recent accolades include appointment to the RHS Herbaceous Committee and membership of the RHS plant trial forum. He is currently Chairperson of the RHS round table for Zinnia, and working in conjunction with Fleuroselect in Europe.
He is a contributor to numerous professional publications, and a regular on the award-winning "Sunday Gardening" show on BBC Radio Kent. At the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, Steve's collaboration with Cayeux Iris received a Gold Medal in the floral marquee, something he replicated for a second time in 2017.
Current projects include trials for Zantedeschia, Agapanthus and Nepeta.