Previously a market garden, and derelict for many years, the very large garden behind their Brighton home was completely overgrown and full of junk when Bridgette and partner Graham bought it nearly 20 years ago. Since then its restoration into a working and inspirational garden has been a true labour of love and it is filled to the brim with an ever-changing scene of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and vegetables.
“Just occasionally you step into a garden full of magic and you’re overtaken by its spirit. Bridgette’s garden inspires and entrances, it’s full of energy and life, it’s irresistible.” Carol Klein
Bridgette and Deborah met around the same time through a shared love of practical gardening, craft and design, horticulture and travel – and gradually over the following years they developed The Garden House as a way to make connections and pass on their considerable experience, inspiring people to develop their own gardens, however large or small, and showing them ‘what to do, and when’.