Robert Kennett is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers with 14 years experience and an RHS Gold Medal from Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012. He also finished in the final three in a competition to redesign a large walled garden at prominent National Trust property Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire.
Robert trained in horticulture and garden design in Greenwich over 14 years ago whilst living in London and has since designed gardens for a mix of private clients, schools and property developers in London, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire ranging in size from only 50m2 to over two acres.
Unlike some designers, who adopt a single design style which they replicate again and again, Robert believes that gardens with enduring appeal stem from a designer’s ability to reflect the individuality and character of each specific project and location. So no two gardens he creates are ever the same.
Robert, 51, now operates out of his garden shop and plant nursery in Shaftesbury called The Potting Shed, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Semley, just north of Shaftesbury. Robert’s inspiration comes from many sources – from Antoni Gaudi to Philipe Stark, and from classical music to everyday household items.