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My name is Christina Sullivan.

I live and work designing gardens in Cornwall.


Inspired by this incredible county and its stunning coastal environment, I create gardens for entertaining and relaxation.


The gardens I design have a strong emphasis on sustainability. By ensuring that all the materials and plants specified are from ethical, environmentally-friendly sources, I hope to mitigate some of the consequences of climate change and bio-diversity loss.

I am a Pre-registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD), which means I adhere to this professional association's Code of Conduct and keep my skills fresh through continuing professional development courses, conferences, workshops and seminars.


I also lead the editorial panel of the award-winning Garden Design Journal (GDJ) which aims to educate and inspire with award winning designs and cutting-edge solutions for all types of gardens and landscapes.


In September 2022, I was invited to become a full voting member of Council which governs the Society of Garden Designers. I work alongside some of the most experienced and talented designers in the industry, helping to run the organisation and developing its vision, aims and strategy.

I have a BSc(Hons) Environmental Science. My garden design experience began in 2004 when I trained in Design and Plantsmanship at the Duchy College, Cornwall. Since then I have designed gardens, predominantly in Cornwall. 

With a special interest in coastal locations, environmental awareness determines the materials I specify in my designs. Soil science, plant biology and the ecological impacts of horticulture guide the type of materials and plants I recommend and where they are sourced from.

Full collaboration with clients is key to the success of my projects. The dramatic landscape of Cornwall is the starting point of a design journey to an exciting and beautiful garden.

At Green Shoots Design I work hard to deliver innovative and inspiring garden designs for my clients whilst keeping sustainability at the core of my design process. 

Christina Sullivan, Garden Design, Cornwall

Christina Sullivan - designing for my clients and supporting the work of the Society of Garden Designers

Garden Design Journal,

Bringing innovation and inspiration - Garden Design Journal.

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