Richard Nicolle

Garden and Landscape designer

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Professional Garden designer and horticulturist, now specialising in Biophilic Design. This is a new term for an old medium. Nevertheless it defines our
comfortable relationship with natural forms and resonates with our new agendas for Wellbeing and Environment. 
Started
as Professional photographer: One highlight being a one-man
exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum followed by an invitation to exhibit at the London
Photographer's Gallery which launched my interest in narratives in photo montage and
audio visual.  
Evolved
into a career as film maker, with 21 years in broadcast television in
BBC, London Weekend Television and Independent production companies for Channel
4.
My
career changed direction 20 years ago towards the more immersive
world of the outdoors when I studied Horticulture and the History of
Gardens. 
Garden design
is a complex medium involving all the senses, seasons, growth and decay, and Time. Gardens are, in effect, Installations where Nature's narratives are ravelled up in our own memories and experiences. It's far more complex and demanding than film. The world of the Garden invites collaboration with other Arts disciplines, Biologists, Ecologists, Engineers and Architects. It’s not all about horticulture, it’s
about garlanding the spaces we occupy with meaning and expression. I have
exhibited at RHS shows and received a Silver Gilt award for a design at
Hampton Court Show. 
In 2014
I devised a major Garden event with Sheffield City Council at the Botanical Gardens.
The aim of the show was to connect Gardens, Nature and Art by bringing
together Artists, Designers and Makers from a wide range of related
disciplines. The event was a great success and paved the way for the subsequent
RHS Chatsworth Shows.
Currently,
when time and clients allow, experimenting with Living walls,Wilding and
Biophilic Installations for urban spaces: factories, public spaces, homes
and retail. 

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