About US

 

Neil & Agnė — A couple of green-fingered enthusiasts

Hello, my name is Agnė Hogbin (yes, Hogbin's our real surname, we're not just a faceless company).

I studied up to a Masters level in Environmental Science and did a Horticulture Internship in USA at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and also Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. I also worked at FitzGerald Nurseries & Micropropagation laboratory in Ireland. People say I have an encyclopedic knowledge of plants, I must admit I have spent many years identifying different plants and have got pretty good at it. Once recognised, I can then find the best plant care information and put it into practice. Also, when planning a new bed I know what, where, when and how it must be planted.

 

The University of Hawai'i Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden

This is the pathway to a visitor centre in a Botanical Garden in Hawaii. I helped construct the path which was designed for disabled wheelchair access.

 

Hello, my names Neil Hogbin.

I did my Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours at the University of the Arts London, the largest university in Europe to specialise in art & design. Worked for over a decade as a professional designer and now bring that wealth of experience to help make gardens as beautiful as can be.

 

Neil graduated from the University of the Arts London

I have always loved Art & Design since I was a young boy, today I channel my creative focus into both planting theory and practice. Inspired by nature, together with my wife we can create amazing planting plans. Demonstrating how soil, mulch, fertiliser and pruning are as important as plant selection. I use both watercolours and computer aided design to create my planting plans, showing the essential building blocks of a specialised Colchester bed that will bring vibrancy to your garden throughout the year.

 

Together with our team we are passionate about plants and beautifying beds