I have been gardening as long as I have been able to walk so my mother tells me.
After leaving school I studied at Cannington College for two years gaining my NCH and ANCH in horticulture.
After leaving College I worked for many years maintaining a number of large gardens, this has given me a very good practical knowledge of gardening and plants which many other garden designers do not have.
In 1997 I decided to make a natural career change and combine my two great interests of horticulture and art & design and after three years of hard work studying at Hadlow College in Kent, I graduated with a BA (hons) degree in garden design.
In 2000 after finishing university I setup my own garden design and landscaping business and have to date designed or built over 50 gardens.
At the age of seven or eight I was given a small cactus. This one plant soon multiplied and became a life long passion. I now have two greenhouses with over 800 species of cacti and other succulent and in 2006 I became secretary of the Somerset branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS).
British Cactus and Succulent Society www.bcss.org.uk.
British Cactus and Succulent Society Somerset Branch www.dannatt.org.uk/Taunton.
In 2001 I had the great privilege to become involved with the National Garden Scheme opening my garden in Crowcombe for many years and raised more than £1000 for charity; my garden is no longer open as I have moved to Minehead but I hope in time to be able to open once more for he NGS.