I'm Sari Lampinen, a garden designer MSGD. I’m here to help you create your dream garden that is a source of well-being and an enjoyable part of your life.
As a successful garden designer for 18 years, I have developed an eye for gardens, a solid framework to design them, understanding garden problems, and many sure solutions to solve them.
Now I share my tips and techniques, so budding gardeners from all walks of life can unearth their hidden design skills in the garden.
Why You Need A Vision And Plan For Your Garden
I was interviewed with my landscape designer colleagues for the Paradise on the Backyard, Green Studio (part 5/8) garden show about designing a garden for residential garden owners - the process, the practice, costs and things to take into consideration - on AlfaTV in spring 2021. Photo: Stas Voronin
If you want to know me a little bit better ...
You might have seen ...
Several of the gardens that I have designed have been featured in garden magazines, interior magazines, and TV.
In spring 2021, I was interviewed in a garden talk show Viherstudio on the national TV channel about garden design. I was representing my profession and the Society of Landscape Designers, Finland.
The design writer and editor Linda O'Keeffe's latest book called 'Inside Outside – a Sourcebook of Inspired Garden Rooms' features one of my designs. Timber Press publishes the book on November 12th, 2019.
KLC School of Design also published some of my design drawings in their Garden Design textbook series, part V The Final Stages, in 2004.
As a garden designer ...
I studied garden design at KLC School of Design, based in Chelsea, London, which is world-renowned for the quality of its interior and garden design training.
I have been working as a garden designer in my design studio Puksipuu (Boxwood), since 2004.
I´m a Registered Member (MSGD) of The Society of Garden Designers, UK. A Registered member is accredited by the SGD. It indicates that the designer possesses extensive practical experience, the technical and creative skills required by a top designer, and offers an assurance of quality to potential clients.
I have a practice membership of The Society of Landscape Designers, Finland (Maisemasuunnittelijat ry.) I was also a member of the council in 2017-2021.
Press columns ...
If it has something to do with garden design, I´m happy to be involved. I have written lots of articles about gardens and garden design.
I also was a garden design columnist in Kotipuutarha garden magazine for over three years. In 2011-2014 I wrote a garden design series with solutions and inspiration sketches for private residential gardens.
In 2017 I wrote and drew a monthly 3 page series of garden design and solutions for home gardens in Viherpiha magazine, the biggest garden magazine in Nordic countries.
Since 2017 I have been answering garden design questions sent by Viherpiha readers to be answered by garden and horticulture experts on a monthly column.
Workshops, lectures ...
I have taught garden and planting design in popular courses and workshops in Järvenpään Opisto for three years.
I have also been giving lectures about garden design, for example, in garden events in Marketta Park, Espoo.
Developing the profession...
In 2017-2021 I was a Council member at the Society of Landscape Designers, Finland /Maisemasuunnittelijat ry.
During 2016-2017 I participated in KESY workshops (Sustainability) to contribute for sustainable development in our profession.
In 2014-2015 I participated in the Finnish Natural Stone Association / Kiviteollisuusliitto, which developed installation instructions and certified training for using slate as a paving material in gardens and parks.
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