Gardens Illustrated, January 2011

English gardens.

23 August 2011

"Coming from the Army, my biggest challenge was redirecting my creative ability".

A former Scots Guardsman, royal equerry and management consultant, it took Marcus 10 years to embrace his latent desire to become a garden designer.

In 2003, inspired to follow his vocation by the untimely death of a friend, he enrolled in the full-time MA course at the Inchbald School of Design, funded by his own savings and a bank loan.
Aged 33, he wanted to immerse himself totally in his new chosen profession and felt that Inchbald offered the style of teaching that would suit his personality and drive.

Marcus works on gardens of all sizes, from London townhouses to 55-acre plots in the country. He won a gold at Chelsea in 2005 and 2006 and is designing a garden for the 2011 show.