We’re thrilled that joining us in the Main Speaker Hall on Saturday 29th we have Devon garden designer and writer Jacquie Felix–Mitchell.
Jacquie, who lives in beautiful Buckfastleigh, designs gardens small and large in South Devon and beyond. She writes for national newspapers and magazines on garden design, mainly for the Women’s Institute, and you may have heard her on BBC Gardeners’ Question Time.
Her love of gardens stems back to her childhood in inner city Bristol, where, with only a yard to work with, and her parents’ permission, she planted grass seed and simply imagined what the space could be like – if it wasn’t for her dad’s tomatoes and runner beans!
Jacquie has a degree in English and European Literature, and worked in PR and Communications for many years, before retraining as a Garden Designer at Bicton and RHS Rosemoor, and is a former Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and the Garden Media Guild.
On moving to Devon twenty-seven years ago, she first designed a courtyard style space, turning it from a concrete rectangle to a garden paradise retreat, using imaginative and easy to maintain planting suitable for a busy household. From here, she moved to a large plot belonging to the wing of a Torquay Victorian Villa where she mixes architectural plants with a sense of the tropical – hinting at her Caribbean heritage – with well-loved English Cottage Garden favourites. The space harks back to a bygone age, whilst showcasing exciting modern garden design interpretations. This inspirational garden oasis led to the name of her garden design consultancy, Oasis Garden Design.
Hear Jacquie chatting in the Main Speaker Hall on Saturday 29th April at 10.30am.
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