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Richard Easton has been designing gardens in the North of England for 25 years.

Originally studying Fine Art at University, Richard took the sideways step into Garden Design, following a career as a University Lecturer. As well as a First Class Honours Degree and Masters in Fine Art, Richard is a qualified Garden Designer and RHS Master of Horticulture. He has taught Garden Design and Horticulture, as well as Fine Art and History and Theory of Art, Design and Photography. Richard has taught for many Universities and Colleges, including The University of Leeds, the University of Derby, Myerscough College, Calderdale College, Leeds City College, as well as at RHS Harlow Carr and at York Gate Heritage Garden.

As Head of the Northern School of Garden Design at Craven College, Skipton, Richard fronts the professional degree course in Garden Design, validated by the Open University and approved by the Society of Garden Designers. Richard has won multiple Gold Awards for show gardens, as well as Public’s Choice and Best In Show, with Degree Students.

Whilst at Mayroyd Mill House Richard developed a highly regarded garden, home to the National Collection of Astrantia, opening regularly for the National Gardens Scheme. Now based high up in the picturesque village of Heptonstall, Richard maintains an interest in the arts and culture and brings a wealth of creativity and experience to his designs.

Richard’s gardens have appeared in many magazines including Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, The Garden and Gardeners World.

Richard and the Terriers

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