About

 

Emotive Landscapes LTD was set up in 2009 by Guy Jones. You can meet the team here.

Guy Studying in Japan as part of a bursary funded trip to Kyoto, 2010

About Guy:

After trying his hand at office work in London, Guy decided the outdoor life was for him and set about turning the knowledge and experience  of his university summer job, landscaping, into a career as he realised he rather enjoyed it…however, if he was going to do this he was going to do it right and as well as anyone could. After investing some time learning the trade at a number of notable botanic gardens, large landscaping companies, studying in Japan and working in Holland with the dutch master Piet Oudolf he set up Emotive Landscapes Ltd.

In the pursuit of the best possible knowledge Guy applied to and was accepted onto the Royal Horticulture Societies two year practical diploma at their flagship garden, RHS Wisley. Here, Guy was able to combine his love of  the natural world with working outdoors and developed a deep knowledge and passion for plants with the sole intention of being able to offer more a considered planting and garden design than he had seen being offered by the majority of  those in the industry he had worked with before.

Following graduation and before setting up Emotive Landscapes, Guy went to work with Piet Oudolf as a graduate job and here learnt from the best in the business – http://www.emotivelandscapes.co.uk/projects/planting-design-video-with-piet-oudolf/

Emotive Landscapes moved to work on Cheltenham gardens in mid 2010 and now operates across Gloucester and East to South West London.

Motivation:

What motivated Guy when this journey began still motivates him today. DO THE BEST JOB YOU CAN and try to pass on some of this enthusiasm to your clients.

Aims:

Guy’s aim is to develop garden and planting design while trying to move the industry forward. At the moment he is on a careful plan of gaining experience and solidifying this knowledge and experience before he begins to seek sponsorship to build show gardens.

Achievements:

  • Becoming West Midlands  and South Wales Young Horticulturalist 2015 and in the same year 4th nationally.
  • Graduating in the top two of my Year at RHS Wisley and being invited to The Worshipful Company of Gardeners annual prize giving dinner in recognition of his achievements at RHS Wisley
  • Discovering a new Acer selection and having the subsequent evidence published in the RHS Plantsman. More articles on their way.
  • Being fortunate enough to study and work in Kyoto, Japan. See right.

 

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