My name is Christina Sullivan. 

I live and work, designing gardens, in Cornwall. I'm inspired by this incredible county and its stunning coastal environment. I design gardens that celebrate Cornwall and its unique coastal location and climate.

I am a Pre-registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).


I am Chair of the editorial advisory team for the award winning Garden Design Journal (GDJ) and report to the SGD Council on behalf of the GDJ.

The gardens I design have a strong emphasis on providing a sanctuary for both people and wildlife and aim to enrich the lives of those lucky enough to live in Cornwall.

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


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 plants I recommend and where they are sourced from.

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

At Green Shoots Design  I work hard to deliver innovative and inspiring garden design for people and wildlife.