Andrew Staib Glorious GardensI had my first gardening round 30 years ago, at the age of 14, cycling around Sydney to my clients. I went on to study journalism but found myself in Hampstead, London with another gardening round. I realized my passion was transforming outdoor spaces: bringing neglected gardens back to life or creating brand new gardens and filling them with wonderful plants, shapes and atmospheres. At the same time I studied and practised Shiatsu bodywork, fascinated by how our bodies also have their own ecosystem that needs balancing.

In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them.

Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind.

I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden.

I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.

I live in Brighton with my wife and two daughters.