Sara Barraud The Garden Designer
I originally studied photography at Salisbury College of Art before working as First Assistant to a still life photographer in London. In 1985 I set up my own photographic studio in Hackney specialising in still life commissions for design groups, advertising agencies and publishing houses.
In 1998, I decided to change direction and follow my love of garden design and plants. I studied at The English Gardening School based at The Chelsea Physic Garden graduating with a distinction in Garden Design and winning the Best Hard Works Portfolio of the Year.
In 1999 I set up my own garden design studio based in my walled garden in Penshurst, where I work on a variety of commissions from private clients. Working with space, form and colour during my earlier career in photography continues to have a strong influence on the gardens I design today.