#022 - Landscape Architect Marian Boswall shares her small business journey.
In 2004, she founded Marian Boswall Landscape Architects and their projects range from large trusts and estates open to the public, to park land developments and smaller private gardens.
After studying French and Italian at Oxford University, she became an interiors buyer and then was headhunted to be a management consultant. On becoming a mother and moving to a house in Kent with a large garden, her interest in gardening which began at an early age was reawakened.
Realising she needed to learn how to look after the new garden, she decided to study horticulture, garden history and garden design. And having gained all this knowledge, people kept on asking her to do their gardens. So she decided to do a Masters in Landscape Architecture and set up her business.
She discusses how her business has developed, plus shares past and current projects which her business have worked on from landscaping for boutique hotels to a community physic garden at the Blackthorn Trust. And she shares how her TedX talk came about. In it she talks about how we treat our gardens is how we treat the earth, and as we are part of the earth's ecosystem, of how we treat ourselves.
Marian shares how important she's found Instagram has been to get feedback and connect with people. A slice of life is how she beautifully describes her Reels, which she really enjoys creating.
Listening to this episode, you'll hear how passionate Marian is about sustainable principles, and listening to the land and what the land needs. At the end of the podcast, you'll discover her practical tips, which I'm sure you'll find very inspiring.
Show notes are available on the My Small Business & Me website: https://mysmallbusinessandme.com/episode22