I’m Séverine Cochard – garden designer, landscaper and horticulturalist from Manchester, UK.

I have been gardening professionally since 2007 and work with a small team of skilled workers to create new gardens or revamp old ones.

I learnt my horticultural skills from getting stuck in on the family farm in France, working with other gardeners and landscapers and by formal study. I have a degree in environmental studies, a certificate in garden design from Reaseheath College and a RHS horticultural qualification.

I have worked at Glebelands market garden (this is a fantastic organic urban food growing business, check them out) and at Arley Hall gardens in Cheshire. These are 8 acres of RHS affiliated gardens, which have been developed over the past 250 years – a great place to learn about plant combinations and colours.

I have been mentored by artist and garden designer Kate Davies.

In April 2011, with fellow horticulturalist Brenda Smith, I opened Bud Garden Centre, in South Manchester. I left this business in January 2015 in order to focus on garden design and landscaping work.

For more information about how I can help you or to discuss a project idea, don’t hesitate to get in touch.