Acanthus spinosus flower

Founded by Christine Poppelwell in 2003, Echinops is a garden design company offering a full range of garden design services from conception through to completion. Although specialising in contemporary garden design, we work closely with our clients to suit individual style, requirements and budgets.

Christine is originally from New Zealand, although she has been living in the UK for 19 years. Having worked for many years in the Health Service as an Occupational Therapist, manager and researcher, a lifelong passion for plants and gardens led to a change in career path, and she attained a Diploma in Garden Design at the English Gardening School with Distinction in June 2003. Christine was shortlisted for the design for the British Memorial Garden in New York.

Projects have included roof terraces, courtyards, city and country gardens for residential and corporate clients. For six years Christine has designed award winning exhibition gardens for David Harber Ltd, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.