8 episodes

Acclaimed garden designer Darren Hawkes meets internationally reknowned landscape designers to uncover what inspires them, the pitfalls they've learned to avoid and how the most beautiful gardens can transform how we feel about ourselves and the world around us.

The Garden Design Confessional Darren Hawkes

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Acclaimed garden designer Darren Hawkes meets internationally reknowned landscape designers to uncover what inspires them, the pitfalls they've learned to avoid and how the most beautiful gardens can transform how we feel about ourselves and the world around us.

    Lily Jencks

    Lily Jencks

    In this episode Darren meets Lily Jencks to talk about the magical landscape that she designed for Maggie’s Glasgow.  As the daughter of Maggie Keswick Jencks Lily has a very personal insight to the mission of the charity which we touch on as well as her own approach to design and collaboration.
     To find out more about her work visit her website here
     To find out more about Maggie’s visit their website here
     To find out more about Darren Hawkes see the link here
     The Garden Design Confessional is produced by Karen Pirie

    • 42 min
    Pip Morrison

    Pip Morrison

    Darren talks to Garden designer Pip Morrison about gardening, designing and how the two feed one another in a symbiotic fashion. Pip discusses why he took the plunge to create a garden in the deepest of shade for Maggie’s Oxford.
    To find out more about Pip’s garden at Maggie's click here
    To find out more about Maggie’s visit their website here
    To find out more about Darren Hawkes see the link here
    The Garden Design Confessional is produced by Karen Pirie

    • 35 min
    Arabella Lennox-Boyd

    Arabella Lennox-Boyd

    Darren meets Arabella Lennox-Boyd at her home in Lancashire to discuss her garden for the Frank Gehry designed Maggies Dundee. Arabella talks openly about her career, her love of plants and the way in which she both instinctive and analytically creates her gardens. She shares some great insights in to her process and reflects on the lessons learnt spanning the last five decades.
    To find out more about Arabella and her work please visit her website here
    To find out more about Maggie’s visit their website here
    To find out more about Darren Hawkes see the link here
    The Garden Design Confessional is produced by Karen Pirie

    • 42 min
    Kim Wilkie

    Kim Wilkie

    Darren talks to Kim Wilkie about life, the cosmos and getting levels correct at Maggie’s Swansea. Kim leads us through his thinking process and shares his understanding of how we find our place within the landscape. We talk in depth about his work with Maggie's as well as some other notable projects.
    To find out more about Kim and his work visit his website here
    To find out more about Maggie’s visit their website here
    To find out more about Darren Hawkes see the link here
    The Garden Design Confessional is produced by Karen Pirie.

    • 40 min
    Marie-Louise Agius

    Marie-Louise Agius

    Darren talks to Marie-Louise Agius at the garden she designed for Maggie’s in Leeds.  They laugh about the difficulties of getting started, talk about how chance meetings can lead to something wonderful and discuss the woodland garden she created for Maggie’s.
    To find out more about Marie-Louise see the link to the studio’s website here
    To find out more about Maggie’s visit their website here
     To find out more about Darren Hawkes see the link here
     The Garden Design Confessional is produced by Karen Pirie. 

    • 39 min
    Dan Pearson

    Dan Pearson

    Darren and Dan meet at Maggie’s West London to discuss design, plants, and how to deal with overload.  Dan talks through his process and some great anecdotes along the way.
    To learn more about Dan and his studio’s work see his website here.  For his latest writing and musings see Dig Delve
    To find out more about Maggie’s visit their website here
    To find out more about Darren Hawkes see the link here
    The Garden Design Confessional is produced by Karen Pirie.

    • 1 hr

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