Gardening has always been in my blood. My father was at his happiest in the greenhouse or 'upturned' in the herbaceous border. He inspired me with his love of plants and the natural world; he made every season interesting even for a small child. I spent many happy hours with him in the garden from helping to pollinate courgettes in the greenhouse, to having my very own patch of garden in which to grow the plants that I loved.
I have always been creative, originally training as a Graphic Designer at Central St Martins. Since then I have worked for a variety of creative and innovative companies in the fields of design, illustration, marketing and operations.
After settling down to have a family, my love of gardens and design came together when I took a Diploma in Garden Design at the highly regarded Garden Design School. I graduated with a distinction in 2009, winning the Student of the Year Award. Following my graduation I designed an award-winning Therapeutic Show Garden at The Royal Hampton Court Flower Show in 2010 for the charity Combat Stress. The garden was awarded a Silver Medal.
Since then I have been running Fi Boyle Garden Landscape Design & Consultancy, based in the southwest
of England at Stourhead in Wiltshire. Whilst much of my work is in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, my work often takes me to London, the Home countries and further afield. I now also teach at the Garden Design School on the same diploma course that started my own journey. In 2020 I became a Member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD).
Mr & Mrs Allocca
Isle of White
I couldn't recommend Fi Boyle more highly - she took a square piece of concrete and turned it into the prettiest of low-maintenance gardens and all with very little involvement from us! She ran the whole show, site visited at regular intervals, wrote a gorgeous planting plan and supplied and planted all plants. Since then she has kept a helpful eye on the garden's progress and supported us in maintaining it. Her enthusiasm made the whole project fun but she was also supremely professional and brought the job in on budget and on time. She's fabulous!
Mr & Mrs Robinson
Fi designed our garden from scratch, sympathetically listening to our general thoughts and what was important to us. She reverted with a design that we were both delighted with, combining simplicity and creativity in equal measure. We asked for some small alterations and Fi was patient and efficient in dealing with us as she strived to conclude the design stage of the process.
Fi was a joy to deal with at all times; she was punctual, courteous, good-humoured, cheerful and positive. Allied to this, she went about her work with a large dollop of professionalism and earnestness and we would recommend her to anyone looking to undertake a garden project.
Mr & Mrs Richardson
Having lived in our present house for over 30 years, we had done a lot of work in the garden, but in a rather disorganised way. We were happy with parts of it, but it didn’t ‘hang together’ as a whole and when a large oak tree had to be felled on the front lawn, it was time for more radical action. A friend recommended Fi and she came to our aid. Having taken on board the difficulties of the site, heavy clay soil, frequent heavy frosts and cold easterly winds in the Spring, together with our very firm ideas on what plants we didn’t like, she skilfully incorporated the parts of the garden we liked into a wonderful new integrated plan. The garden now works wonderfully. Fi has not only kept the plants we like and added to them, but also introduced us to plants we were unfamiliar with and planting schemes we would never have achieved. Not only have we now got a glorious garden but working with Fi was a happy, fun experience.
Mr & Mrs Newton
Fi, is a talented garden designer who transformed our London garden into a stunning city haven.
Fi, was fantastic at every stage from the design, discussing all options clearly and keeping within budget, to providing detailed planting costs and overseeing the landscapers whilst the project progressed until completion.
We are delighted with our London garden and I have since become an enthusiastic gardener because of the inspiring planting and beautiful layout Fi designed! I would highly recommend Fi and would be happy to discuss my experience in more detail with anyone interested in using Fi.