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About No.30 Design Studio

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The Present...

Following on from Sara's successful debut garden The IBC Pocket Forest at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September 2021, she is currently working on projects in and around London as well the Midlands. She has also been appointed the new Design Solutions columnist for the national magazine Garden Answers where she analysises readers gardens, diagnoses problems and presents design solutions and accompanying planting plans around a different theme each month. 

The Beginning...

Sara set up her garden design practice No.30 Design Studio, after completing her Diploma at the Pickard School of Garden Design with Distinction.  Born and bred in Herefordshire, she lived in Manchester for many years before returning back to Herefordshire in 2013.

Garden designer Sara Edwards
Garden

The Inspiration...

Sara was inspired to become a garden designer after she re-designed the garden of her family home, she inherited from her mother. As a self-confessed plantaholic and amateur gardener from a green fingered family; she was overwhelmed by and the positive responses she received after sharing pictures of her beautiful garden on social media; and thought there was an opportunity to turn a hobby and passion into a career. Signing up for the diploma, 12 months later she graduated with Distinction.

The idea for calling her business No.30 Design Studio came from the house where she grew up, and whose garden sparked the idea for the business....No.30....

Before...

Prior to becoming a garden designer, Sara built a successful career as a desgner in the computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing industry after graduating in 2003 from the University of Manchester with a First-Class honours degree in 3D Furniture Design and Making.

For over eight years she worked for TJ Crump Oakwrights Ltd, a leading oak framed house building company in Herefordshire, as an award winning senior designer, designing bespoke luxury oak framed homes around the country.

You can see examples of some of Sara's Oakwrights projects featured in the press here:

Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine : Forever Home

Self Build & Design Magazine: Woodland Wonder

Homebuilding & Renovation Magazine: The Holy Grail

Homes and Interiors Scotland:

In The Frame

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