Chris worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer under the company, Mosaic Design Ltd formed in 1999.
After producing two children, she decided the time was right to combine her life-long passion for plants with her strong design background and move into a career which would take her out of the office and into the garden.
Chris is formally trained in Botany (BSc), Art History (GradDipArts) and Landscaping (Certificate in Landscape Construction (Merit)).
International Design Awards:
2018 GOLD. NZ Flower and Garden Show
"A Pollinator's Paradise", 10m x10m display garden jointly designed, installed and planted with Katrina Christison. (Magazine article link)
2014 GOLD. Chelsea Flower Show, London
The “White garden” and the “Bee garden”
Planting designer for Hilliers Nursery.
2013 GOLD and SUPREME awards. Ellerslie International Flower Show, "Auckland City of Sails", 3m x 6m display garden jointly designed with Rachael Matthews.
Best of HOUZZ Awards: 2019, 2020, 2021