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Garden designer Philip Woodburn of Fork Garden Design Ltd kneeling in a flower bed


Fork Garden Design was founded in autumn 2010 by garden designer and plantsman, Philip Woodburn. Philip began to build up his knowledge of the natural world whilst growing up on the edge of The Lake District, where he spent most of his early years exploring the local countryside learning about the flora and fauna. His passion for exploration led Philip to travel the world seeking out amazing sites and aiding in the protection of wildlife in the jungles of Borneo.

A graduate of London's prestigious KLC School of Design in Chelsea, Philip has a diploma in Garden Design. Whilst working for several years as the Construction Project Manager for BBC Gardener's World presenter Joe Swift Philip has over 130 garden projects under his belt, ranging from small private courtyards to large-scale commercial gardens.

Philip has also managed one of north London's major commercial plant nurseries, making frequent trips around the UK and Europe sourcing plants for the British commercial plant market.

This unique combination of experience in garden design, construction, project management and commercial plant sales has equipped Philip with the tools to deliver superior quality projects and manage a successful garden design business.

Following a move from London to Dorstone, near Hereford, in 2016, Philip expanded Fork to service clients in rural Herefordshire as well as continuing to work on city gardens throughout London and will be sharing his knowledge in 2017 by running a garden design course at Hereford College of Arts.