About Jacquetta Menzies

Garden and Landscape Design



Jacquetta has designed and implemented many and varied projects: rural landscapes: tiny courtyards; overgrown suburban retreats; gardens of awkward shapes and poor soil conditions arising in new developments or resulting from house extensions; kitchen gardens and orchards; open rocky moorland; wooded valleys; native species planting; green roofs; an arboretum.

Her designed landscapes and gardens can be found in Cheshire, Staffordshire, the Peak District and Perthshire.

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Creative Problem Solving

BALI-logoShe is particularly skilled in designing creative solutions to sites with problem terrains from steep rocky hillsides with little or no topsoil to low lying sites with poor drainage. This skill has been recognized by a National Design Excellence Award from British Association of Landscape Industries.

A good example of a design for a challenging exposed site which demonstrates the designer’s clear analysis of site conditions and the clients’ requirements. The local stone walls and paving provided a real challenge to the knowledge and creativity of the designer and skill of the contractor. Level changes have been designed into this scheme to great effect as has the creative use of lighting to enhance evening views and extend garden use. Interesting and appropriate plant selection helps to soften the attractive stone features

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In 2012 Jacquetta designed the silver medal winning garden for the Cheshire Gardens Trust at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

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Professional and qualified

Jacquetta originally trained as an architect and has designed extensions to modern and historic buildings, conservatories and garden rooms. A lifelong passion for growing things led to branching out into landscape design, and after completing a course at Reaseheath College in garden design she set up Jacquetta Menzies Garden and Landscape Design in 2000.

  • B.Arch – degree in architecture
  • Dip. GD – Higher Diploma in Garden Design
  • MSGD – Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers

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Please get in touch to discuss your project.

Call for a chat on 07759 598939 or email info@jacquettamenzies.co.uk

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