Francois Leaf Gardens Limited
Francois Leaf Gardens Limited creates outdoor spaces that are responsive, adaptive, inviting and exciting. Whether you have a roof terrace or a multi-acre site, Francois Leaf will work with you to build an environment to suit your lifestyle. With a modern approach and strong plant appreciation, Francois Leaf will help you to create a personal space to enjoy nature and beauty.
About Francois Leaf
After successfully obtaining a Garden Design diploma from the world renowned London College of Garden Design, Francois Leaf was created. Francois Leaf is directed and managed by Simone Kirkland who after working for 20+ years in the financial services industry, decided to change her career into something more green. After working as a Landscape Gardener for an award winning Grade I listed landscape in Surrey and studying at Capel Manor College for the Royal Horticultural Society exams, this sparked the desire to expand into garden design.
Why Garden Design?
From our Director, Simone Kirkland.
From an early age, I was taught to appreciate nature and the great outdoors. While this wasn't always appreciated at the time, the older I get the more excited I become, especially when visiting inspirational gardens and working outside. In my last position in the City, we had a wild meadow planting scheme that wasn't doing too well - I was itching to get outside and sort it out. That set my mind to thinking that a career in horticulture would be an interesting path to pursue. I haven't regretted the decision and continue to be enthused and eager to create beautiful gardens and landscapes for people and communities to enjoy.
Francois Leaf designs are clean, well structured spaces. Influenced by classical, geometric gardens from the 18th century and from modern day designers, such as Anouska Hemple and Luciano Giubbilei. Planting selections vary from lush and green to naturalistic planting.