Helen Riches Garden Design and Writing, Saffron Walden

Helen Riches garden designer and award winning garden writer, based in Saffron Walden, Essex, 12 miles from Cambridge, but also close to Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Creates beautiful, unique gardens. Garden writer and regular contributor to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Development of garden projects - specialises in container gardening. Garden stylist. Garden talks to garden clubs etc. Garden design courses, fun garden courses for all ages. Keen gardener. Garden has been open for the Yellow Book (National Garden Scheme - NGS).

Who We Are

Helen Riches BA Hons OCN

Strange though it may seem, wandering the paddy fields of China with a sketch book and  designing paint tins for the Conran Group, have helped Helen develop an eye for design and landscape as much as spending 10 years developing an old neglected garden. Which she has also done. Her formal education helped too of course. Helen studied garden design at both Writtle College and the College of West Anglia,  adding to an Honours degree in Graphic design from Norwich School of Art. She has also worked as a horticultural illustrator. She says 'I find that being able to produce a garden sketch gives clients extra confidence in ideas that otherwise that they may otherwise not be able to visualise' Please see: http://riches90.wix.com/helen-riches-paint-2 if you would like to see Helen's oil paintings of the natural world.


David Riches BA Hons

Don't ask David anything about plants - his skills lie elsewhere. As  well as his degree in Graphic design (this lovely website is thanks to him) he is qualified in woodwork; you can see his handy work on some of our portfolio pages. He is also quite brilliant at holding the end of a tape measure when it comes to garden surveys.

The Dog

And this is Scout the dog. He has no gardening skills at all, except perhaps, a bit of digging. Thank you Vic for the illustrations of us all. See vicriches.blogspot.com

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