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About Us

Lark Hall Studios

Lark Hall Studios is led by multi-award winning garden designer, Katherine Hathaway who graduated with distinction in garden design, and also holds a RHS qualification in Horticulture through the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. Katherine won a Platinum award for her 'Beautiful Border' at Gardener's World Live, Birmingham NEC in 2018, and was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal, Best Construction and the coveted People's Choice Awards for The Habit of Living show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2019.

Growing up in a large garden complete with vegetable plot, fruit cage and greenhouse, Katherine has always gardened - even when she lived in a flat and only had a balcony! She also has a passion for textiles especially quilts, and routinely brings her strong feel for colour and pattern from this medium into her garden and planting design.

Before she returned to a career in design, she worked across multiple sectors, leading multi-million-pound projects at national level. She also holds a masters in change management. Any project will therefore be in very safe hands.

Katherine’s philosophy is that the best gardens work in harmony with their surroundings, even if they are using modern materials in a traditional setting. Well-designed gardens are often deceptively simple too. The designer’s discipline is in knowing when to stop and what to take out of a design rather than how many features to add in.

Lark Hall Studios has a network of designers and other specialists that we work with if a project requires, as well as a high-quality group of reliable suppliers and makers whose work we trust.

“.......gardening is not just about digging. Or planting, for that matter. Gardening is about cherishing.”

Terry Hershey, Soul Gardening