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Sue Hayward

Garden Designer
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BSc (Hons) Landscape & Heritage.
FdSc Garden Design.
NCH Hort.


Garden Design

Sue Hayward was a garment designer in the fashion and textile industry since qualifying from Epsom College of Fashion and Design.
In 2000, Sue embarked on a mid-life career change and went back to study Horticulture and Garden Design at Nottingham Trent University. Sue attained an FdSc in Garden Design, and a BSc (hons) in Landscape and Heritage.
in 2004 Sue started up her garden design business "Sue Hayward Garden Designs".
Based in Breaston, Derbyshire she has built up a large portfolio of clients in the East Midland area and throughout the UK and abroad.

Sue has a passionate interest in plants and planting schemes and visits gardens throughout the UK and abroad to further her knowledge of garden designs, plants and planting schemes.

Sue is
also an avid collector of books on historic gardens and landscape history & design.

Show Garden Designs

Sue was approached in 2007 by the Motor Neurone Disease Association to design and help build a garden for the 2008 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. "The Shetland Croft House Garden for MND" was awarded a Gold medal and also won the RHS/BBC peoples award.

Following this gardens success she designed and helped build a garden for the MNDA -" The Stephen Hawking Garden for MND" at RHS Chelsea in 2010.

In 2018 Sue designed, built and planted a "Beautiful Border" garden - "Bringing Light to the Shade" at the BBC Gardeners World Live that attained a Gold award.

In 2018 Sue was approached again by Martin Anderson MBE - one of the founder members of the Motor Neurone Disease Association - to design another garden for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Based on an Idea from Martin Sue designed, project managed, and planted "The High Maintenence Garden for Motor Neurone Disease". This garden was awarded a Gold Medal.

Garden Design Awards

RHS Chelsea 2019 Gold Medal.
Designed, project managed and planted the "High Maintenence Garden for Motor Neurone Disease" that was awarded a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

BBC Gardeners World Live 2018 Gold Award.
Designed, built, and sponsored a "Beautiful Border Garden" called "Bringing Light to the Shade". This was given a Gold award and was featured on the BBC's Gardeners World.

RHS Chelsea 2010 Bronze flora Medal.
Designed the 'Stephen Hawking Garden for Motor Neurone Disease' that was awarded a Bronze flora medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

RHS Chelsea 2008 Gold Medal.
Designed the MND Shetland Croft House Garden that was awarded a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008.
The garden also won the 'BBC's Peoples Favourite Award' for the Small Gardens section.

Design and Horticulture Qualifications

Nottingham Trent University, Dept. of Land Based Studies, Brackenhurst, Southwell, Notts.
BSc. Landscape & Heritage Degree course.

Attained a First Class BSc (hons) Landscape and Heritage degree.
Awarded the 'Staff Prize' for high academic achievement.

Nottingham Trent University, Dept. of Land Based Studies, Brackenhurst, Southwell Notts.
University Foundation Degree in Science in Horticulture and Garden Design.

Attained a FdSc in Horticulture and Garden Design with a distinction.
Received the FdSc Garden Design Final Year Prize Award for excellent achievement.

Nottingham Trent University, Dept. of Land Based Studies, Brackenhurst, Southwell Notts.
National Certificate of Horticulture (NCH).
Attained a National Certificate in Horticulture with Distinction.
Received the Rufford Cup for top student on the NCH course.
Received the Alex Thompson Award for the botanical portfolio.
Won the Gold Award for the Student Garden Design and Build competition.

Epsom School of Art and Design, Epsom Surrey
Graduated with a 1st class H.S.D. S.I.A.D.
Illustration Prize

Maidstone College of Art & Design Maidstone Kent
Successfully completed a one years Foundation Degree Course in Art

Teaching and Lecturing

Nottingham Trent University, Dept. of Land Based Studies, Brackenhurst, Southwell, Notts.
City & Guilds Garden Design.

FdSc Garden Design.


TV and Media

A short film of Sue Haywards trip to Shetland and an interview by Alan Titchmarch was shown on BBC1's Chelsea preview show on Sunday 18th May 2008.
During the Chelsea show Sue Hayward was also featured on BBC East Midlands, BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC Radio Shetland.

The MND Shetland Croft House Garden - designed by Sue Hayward - was featured in various publications including the Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph, The Nottingham Post, The English Garden magazine, Nottingham Today magazine, Derbyshire magazine, and Country Life magazine. Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Princess Royal visited the garden.

The Stephen Hawking Garden for Motor Neurone Disease - designed by Sue Hayward - was featured regularly on the BBC's RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 coverage. This included various TV interviews with Sue Hayward.
It also featured a visit from Her Majesty the Queen and Professor Stephen Hawking that was widely covered in the national press and media.

The High Maintenence Garden for Motor Neurone Disease - designed by Sue Hayward - was featured regularly on the BBC's RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 coverage.

Talks and Lectures

Sue Hayward gives talks and lectures to horticultural clubs and societies.
Please phone or email for more details and availability.

The latest talks are:

  • '1000 Miles to Chelsea' - The creation, design and making of the gold medal winning MND Shetland Croft House Garden at Chelsea 2008.
  • 'A Garden in Time & Space' - the design and build of the "Stephen Hawking Garden for MND" 2010.
  • ' Hints and Tips in Garden Design'.
  • 'Career changes into horticulture'.
  • 'The history of Teversal Manor and Gardens.'
  • 'The Morgan 3 wheeler at Chelsea.' *

    * Latest talk for 2020.

 

All photos, plans, drawings, text and illustrations © Sue Hayward Garden Design.
Additional publicity photographs © Katie Bailey Photography
www.katiebailey.co.uk 01332 231840