Roderick Griffin MCIHort
Roderick works in both the residential and commercial sectors. In the residential sector he undertakes projects from small gardens to large country estates, with terraces, formal gardens and lakes. Often within the grounds of listed buildings, traditional materials are preferred for longevity and natural weathering. Newer materials are used when appropriate for contemporary schemes.
Roderick is an experienced plantsman using a wide range of plants. He is responsible for the landscape design of various country houses located notably throughout Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire and further afield. In the commercial schemes Roderick continues to expand his work on plant selection to meet the demands of the urban environment.
Roderick studied landscape design and horticultural technology at Askam Bryan, one of the UK’s foremost horticultural colleges. After his diploma Roderick worked alongside Lanning Roper, a celebrated designer of English gardens (1977), before joining Hillier Landscapes (1978-1988), and then Sutton Griffin Architects (1988-2012), working on a wide range of projects as Landscape Garden Designer and Horticultural Consultant. He has been involved with two series for BBC 2 that included one of the first garden makeover series, and was co-author of a major work on garden planning. Roderick today operates from the Orchard Studio, Highclere near Newbury.
Roderick is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and formerly a Fellow of The Society of Garden Designers for over 35 years.