Elks-Smith Garden Design in the New Forest, Isle of Wight, Salisbury – News and Events2020-01-10T18:12:40+00:00


Helen, who is also a trustee of the Trees and Design Action Group, will be a joining two seminars at Futurescape 2019, Tuesday 19th November 2019 Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey 2pm: 'RIGHT TREE RIGHT PLACE:CHOOSING THE TREE TO GET THE BENEFIT' With Keith Sacre Arboriculture and Urban Forest Director at Barcham Trees, the largest container tree nursery in Europe. He is the immediate past Chairman of the UK Arboricultural Association, a trustee of the Trees and Design Action Group and a director of Treeconomics Dr Kieron J. Doick  Head, Urban Forest Research Group  Forest Research 3pm 'FORTUNE FAVOURS THE [...]

Helen is delighted to be joining the panel discussion at The Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Focus/19 on 16th September at 3pm For six days Focus/19 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the design event for excellence. Welcoming trade professionals and design enthusiasts from around the globe, the programme is dedicated to inspire, inform and deliver the best in world-class talent. Taking a holistic approach to both the outdoors and indoors, Christopher Peacock hosts a discussion on designing for urban settings with Arabella St John Parker, C David Harber, Helen Elks-Smith and Neil Dusheiko. The Christopher Peacock Showroom is located on [...]

Tuesday 17th September 2019 The Importance of Privately Owned Trees in the Urban Forest The Urban forest is the ecosystem containing all of the trees, plants and associated animals in the urban environment, both in and around the city - Sands 2005. Trees provide a range of beneficial services that are of particular importance in the urban environment. Improving air quality, storm water attenuation, providing shade and cooling, store carbon, and trees alongside buildings can act as a secondary insulation layer regulating temperatures around buildings, cooling in summer and warmer in winter. Trees provide fruit and nuts for wildlife and [...]

Green Connections ‘Empowerment through collaboration, Wednesday 23 January 09:00-17:00. Soft Landscaping Workshop – Ashford International Hotel, Kent.    Helen is delighted to chair the days events.


Gardens of Eden New publication

January 10th, 2020|

We are delighted that our Award Winning Winchester Garden has been included in The Gardens of Eden. 

Gardens of Eden includes 20 imaginative projects selected from gardens around the world.

Authors:: gestalten & Abbye Churchill
Release date: Febuary 2020
Format: 21 × 26 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages
ISBN:   978-3-89955-990-3

Abbye Churchill was the editorial director of Wilder Quarterly, and her first book, A Wilder Life (co-written with Celestine Maddy), was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Food & Wine, and W. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City.

SGD Awards 2020 Finalist

October 23rd, 2019|

We are delighted to announce that our Lymington Garden  has been announced as a Finalist for the prestigious Society of Garden Designers Awards 2020.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at The Landmark Hotel in London January 2020.  Further information can be found on the SGD Awards website.

Voting closes on 31st October 2019 for the People’s Choice  Award

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August 20th, 2019|

Helen joining Judging Panel for Prolandscaper small project BIG IMPACT Award

August 20th, 2019|

Helen is delighted to be joining the judging panel for the ProLandcaper small project BIG IMPACT Award.

Helen will be judging the following categories:

Design Under £25k

Build Under £25k

Planting Design Under £20k

More information can be found on the following website

The winners are announced at an Awards Ceremony as part of the Futurescape event in November.

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