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Great Garden Designers by Sarah Jane Brown July 1970 to September 2022

Sarah Topp - Garden Designer in Wiltshire

Our dear friend Sarah wrote these articles for us in 2008, and continued her work as a garden designer until being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, which sadly took her from us. Sarah leaves behind a loving husband and 2 young children.
If you would like to donate to the Dorothy House Hospice who cared for her in her last days please visit

When you visit the many beautiful formal gardens we have in Britain you will realise that there has been the hand of a great designer at work. With some of the great landscape gardens you may not realise this as they have been designed to enhance the surrounding landscape. When you see some of the great lakes like the one at Stourhead you will think it is a natural feature, not one that was built specifically to a design in the mid 1700s. 

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