Nigel Philips and Laurie McMillan

Nigel Philips is a Sussex based professional garden designer with over 30 years’ experience. During this time he also lectured at Plumpton College in East Sussex where he delivered a wide range of both practical and theoretical garden design and garden history courses. Nigel has designed more than 500 gardens and is a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers. Laurie complements Nigel’s design knowledge with her extensive experience with plants and planting designs. Like Nigel, she has the ability to share her knowledge in a passionate and caring way, bringing together her love of plants with her joy of teaching to create a learning experience that is informative, supportive and fun.

‘I am very much looking forward to teaching at Beeches Barn. It’s a bit like coming home as Sandy was one of my students over 20 years ago and her garden is ow open for the National Garden Scheme – what better recommendation’.