'I have enjoyed a hands on career in designing gardens, learning new crafts, including bricklaying, carpentry, pebble mosaics and consider the process akin to painting in three dimensions, in all weathers!
Drawing and producing visualisations and artist impressions have been part of the process and the painting has carried on in the background but has in the last few years developed in a style that experience, knowledge and understanding of the landscape has given me'. Gaila Adair.
University of Bath. Master of Science (MSc)
Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscape.
Gloucestershire College of Art & Technology.
Fine Art BA with Honours
Design and Consultation from New Build to work on Historic sites. Providing C.A.D. (LT) and hand drawn plans, plus visual sketches. Previous experience includes hands on Landscaping, including bricklaying, herringbone brickwork and paving, flint work, working with lime mortar, making pergolas, ponds, planting schemes. Progressing more with the consultation and working directly with clients within a team of building professionals. R.H.S. medals awarded for designing and constructing Show Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and Gardener's World Live Show. Trustee of the Berkshire Gardens Trust. Trustee of Watlington House, one of the oldest secular houses in Reading (1688) Grade II*. Currently the Project Director of the garden re-creation within the walls of Watlington House.