Jeni Cairns strives to create outdoor spaces for private clients and public spaces with a strong ecological emphasis , using a mixture of natural and reclaimed materials creatively to great effect. Jeni has won  RHS gold medals for her 2016 WWT working wetlands large show garden at Hampton court which also achieved the tudor rose best show garden. And gold and best summer garden for her 2014 'A space to connect and grow ' garden for arts organisation Metal. she has previously created gardens and borders at Harrogate spring and Autumn flower shows winning best in show 3 times and premier gold.

Here is a selection of both Jeni's hand drawn designs and perspective drawings from different projects and pictures from the finished gardens

the WWT working wetlands garden
the WWT working wetlands garden
WWT working wetland garden
WWT working wetland garden
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the rain collecting pavillion
the rain collecting pavillion
water feature
water feature
working wetlands garden
working wetlands garden

pearmeable flooring in the form of gravel and metal grating allows water to soak through

wildlife pond
wildlife pond
path with inset rills
path with inset rills
view of circular platform
view of circular platform
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working wetlands garden 2016
working wetlands garden 2016

the platform floor is underplanted with ferns and mosses , the circlular platform is suspended over the pond and allows a closer look at the boggy areas

the planting has a natural feel
the planting has a natural feel
a planted water tank
a planted water tank

a planted water tank helps to purify the collected rainwater before it feeds into the pond

RHS flower show Hampton court 2014
RHS flower show Hampton court 2014

decorative backdrop of recycled oil drums , insect hotels

border close up
border close up
Pavilion
Pavilion

Pavilion with partial living roof , decorative metal cut skylight

A Space to connect and grow
A Space to connect and grow

Industrial metal grating with gravel infill, water feature built from agricultural machinery, Scafold board benches ,Planters and pavilion, predominantly recycled materials

A Space to connect and grow
A Space to connect and grow
A Space to connect and grow
A Space to connect and grow
Planting close up
Planting close up
Artisan retreat garden 2013
Artisan retreat garden 2013

Close up of the fire pit and reclaimed sleeper path

the Artisan retreat garden
the Artisan retreat garden

The artist studio we hand built from reclaimed onion boxes, vintage picture frames for windows, planed and sanded scaffold boards for the floor lime waxed. Scaffold board decking,Vintage potato chitting trays make a useful and attractive storage wall. A grain auger makes a beautiful and unusual rain spiral

Ancient apple wood sculptures
Ancient apple wood sculptures

Ancient apple wood sculptures stand beautifully in the borders which at night become illuminated by hidden lighting

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working wetland garden
working wetland garden
wwt working wetland
wwt working wetland
design for edible circular garden
design for edible circular garden
curved bench and sculpture
curved bench and sculpture
central gazebo
central gazebo
survey for the rookery garden
survey for the rookery garden
rough design 'flow and angles'
rough design 'flow and angles'

One of the four rough idea plans for the Rookery garden

curves and angles
curves and angles

Rough idea plan for the rookery garden

Rough design for the Rookery
Rough design for the Rookery
garden design figure of eight design
garden design figure of eight design

final design for the rookery garden 'figure of eight ' gravel paths take you on a journey through the garden. with different places to spend time the tranquil seat below the pergola overlooking the wildlife pond. relaxing in the sun on the brick circle. or in the shade of the gazebo. the emphasis of the planting being perennials mixed with grasses and alliums. a beautiful colour palette of purples yellows and blues with texture and form coming from grasses

the artisan retreat garden
the artisan retreat garden

A garden built using reclaimed materials with beautifully planted borders incorporating dye plants around the scaffold board decking

the artisan retreat garden
the artisan retreat garden

A perspective view of the Artisan retreat garden

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FullSizeRender - Copy (4)
romantic arch Garden sketch
romantic arch Garden sketch

A perspective view of how the border with look

a space to connect & grow
a space to connect & grow
a space to connect and grow
a space to connect and grow
concept sketches
concept sketches

concept sketches of different ideas for the sustainable harmony garden 2011

the sustainable harmony garden
the sustainable harmony garden
Initial sketch, sustainable garden
Initial sketch, sustainable garden
rural back garden
rural back garden
The Rookery
The Rookery
Garden design sketch
Garden design sketch
Desjgn for Harrogate garden
Desjgn for Harrogate garden
The contemplation corner
The contemplation corner
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