"If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off." - Alice Walker

About Miriam Book

I have a lifetime love of gardens and passion for plants. As a child on holiday I used to create model gardens in biscuit tin lids using moss for lawns and twigs for trees. This led on to a degree in Botany (1st class) and a PhD in Genetics in which subject I did research until 1991 when the call to create gardens attracted me to study at the College of Garden Design from whom I received a Certificate with Distinction. Ever since I have been working as a professional Garden Designer.

Being a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers means I have passed their stringent tests. My many commissions have ranged from country properties extending over several acres to compact town gardens, in styles varying from traditional to contemporary.

As a student designer I was a finalist in a Royal Horticultural Society to design a garden for Wisley and some of my designs have featured in magazine articles. I was responsible for the design of the garden for the show house at “Build-it” magazine’s annual exhibition at Alexandra Place and for the “Plot for the Pot” vegetable show garden at Bentley Wildfowl Food Fair.  Most excitingly I was the designer and project co-ordinator for the Accenture “Through the Glass Ceiling” Garden built at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2002 which was awarded a Silver medal. More recently I have been a part-time lecturer in Garden Design at Plumpton College in Sussex.

Despite all my experience and professionalism I still get excited by every fresh project and bring a huge enthusiasm for creating beautiful, functional outdoor spaces to each new job.

Please contact me to talk about how I can help to enhance your outdoor space.