Garden Design Cambridgeshire Anna McArthur
Garden Design Cambridgeshire Anna McArthur
Garden Designer Cambridgeshire Anna McArthur

Anna was born in Cambridgeshire. She studied at Bretton Hall University College where she gained a BA (Hons) in Art & Design, specialising in ceramic sculpture. Although based in Cambridgeshire she has contacts in many parts of the world and has travelled extensively, finding inspiration from many different cultures and landscapes. She has always been interested in plants and gardens – this love developed as she grew up, helping her mother transform a derelict farmyard into a beautiful cottage garden.

Her training in design, and extensive garden knowledge meant that garden design was the natural direction to go in. So after spending 14 years building a successful career as a ceramist, she decided to train professionally as a garden designer.

Her decision to move over to Garden Design was quickly justified when, in 2001, as part of her course she entered the East of England Garden Design Competition – her garden was selected to be built and she subsequently went on to win the competition. Since her success at the East of England Show Anna has built gardens, in association with Gardens with style, at the Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Palace Flower show, at the East Anglian Garden & Flower show, and was selected to create a garden on Channel 4’s ‘Great Garden Challenge’.

¬†Word of mouth about the success of her designs has meant that she has had commissions from places as far apart as Italy, Canada, Cornwall, Surrey and London, as well as of course, East Anglia. Much of Anna’s work reflects nature and creation, and it has often been remarked that her gardens can be very peaceful, although she also enjoys designing contemporary and inspiring spaces. She believes that the plants are a very important part of a garden, and always tries to incorporate plants that will give all year interest.