Melissa Morton Garden Design by Suzy Mitchell Ilkley

I offer a personalised service. My approach is tailored to meet your needs and focuses on providing structure and interest throughout the year, ensuring that even during the bleakest months there is something to stimulate the senses. Producing my own designs for my clients, I collaborate with reliable,wholesale nurseries and quality landscapers.

My training route as a Garden Designer is probably quite different from others. In 2003, I completed a Certificate in Garden Design at RHS Harlow Carr, tutored by Helen Taylor (MSGD). Aiming to enter the Garden Design profession with a sound horticultural background, I completed RHS General and Advanced Certificates in Horticulture at Shipley College (2006). After this, a year at Leeds Metropolitan University studying Landscape Architecture (2010-11) ensured I had the necessary skills to communicate my designs. Melissa Morton Garden Design started business in 2011.

This varied pathway has led me to consider the design and use of public space, private gardens and planting schemes. It has also enlightened me to observe the natural and managed landscapes and gardens around us, which we can all enjoy for free!

My previous career as a University Teaching Fellow related to Colour Science means that I have a particular interest and awareness of colour in design.

I am a preregistered member of The Society of Garden Designers (SGD).