Jacquetta Menzies Landscape and Garden Design
What is your most important piece of machinery/equipment?
Name one thing unique about your business.
Challenging sites are my stock in trade.
How is sustainability embedded within your business?
At every stage, starting with the design brief and ending with the client’s long term involvement.
How important is social media as a means of communication with clients?
Very important, I use a blog, Facebook and newsletters.
Best book you’ve ever read?
Flora Britannica – Richard Mabey.
Your most inspirational garden?
Little Sparta, the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Your dream job?
The perfect client with a bottomless purse and a neglected country estate.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I trained to be a model.
First album you ever bought?
The Incredible String Band: The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter.
If you could be any Superhero – who would it be?
Japanese Knotweed Woman – I could both destroy or infest at will, be afraid.
Jacquetta has designed and implemented the construction of many landscape projects: tiny courtyards, overgrown suburban retreats, gardens of awkward shapes and poor soil conditions arising in new developments or resulting from house extensions, kitchen gardens and orchards, open rocky moorland, wooded valleys, native species planting, green roofs and an arboretum.