In 2013 Darren designed a garden at The Chelsea Flower Show for SeeAbility (Formerly, The Royal School for the Blind) which was being sponsored by Coutts. 

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Philosophy

Darren Hawkes is a garden maker.  Having worked in the industry for many years,he has a full knowledge of each stage of the process one goes through in creating a new garden.  His designs have a balanced and harmonious feel, with a strong emphasis on the blending of surfaces and materials. " I love the relationship between plants and hard materials, the drama of contrast and the opportunity to highlight shapes both within the hardscape and in foliage." 

Darren has designed and built large and small scale gardens throughout Cornwall and London but regardless of size, attention to craftsmanship and detail always remain his main priority. "I take huge pleasure in working with brilliant artisans: bricklayers, joiners, fabricators, growers and furniture makers.  It is a real gift to be able to deliver not just a well built garden but one that has been lovingly built."