Well Grounded Gardens is owned and run by garden designer; George Daniel Long. George’s background is in the entertainment industry, in all areas from musicals to Film/TV. After an acclaimed career George decided to turn his hand to another passion; his garden. George injects the same commitment, professionalism and creativity to being a garden designer that he gave to an accomplished performance career.
George qualified at the English Gardening School, Chelsea with a distinction where he studied under Simon Pyle and Rosemary Alexander. He also had additional tuition from designers including: Diarmuid Gavin, Cleve West and Andy Sturgeon. He gained the Royal Horticultural Society Certificate in Horticulture (with commendation) and a Diploma in Practical Horticulture from Capel Manor College. George’s first show garden “Union Jacked” won best in show at Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2012. George was subsequently invited by The Duchess of Bedford to redesign the garden at The Woburn Hotel. Furthermore, his design now sits in the estate archives next to those of Humphry Repton.
Before relocating to Oxfordshire, George was a contributor for the nationwide media company Newsquest. He wrote regular monthly articles for Newsshopper and Limited Edition Magazine covering South East London and Kent.
George is also a member of The Gardeners Guild and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance