Marianne Hofstra – Creative Garden Designer is a new business in the Malmesbury area offering a personal and intimate service to those who are looking for help with their existing garden or need to fill the blank canvas so many are presented with when moving into a newly build home and don’t know where to start.
I have always had a keen interest in gardening and design whether interior or exterior and when I had to find a new career after my children were born, I decided that an office job was not for me and went back to college to study garden design, planning and horticulture at Lackham College near Chippenham. I qualified in August 2010 and have been involved in various projects since; from just design to design and build, creating planting schemes as well as writing the tender for the landscaping of a commercial project and overseeing its’ implementation.
I am originally from The Netherlands, where the English Garden is highly prized. However, my roots provide me with a keen understanding of contemporary gardens. Different planting combinations, the use of different materials in landscaping and the sense of style delights me everytime I go over to visit friends and family. I take away a lot of ideas and a fresh sense of design to develop my own style as a designer.