Matthew Childs has always had a passion for plants and gardens and decided to make this his career in 2007. He attained a professional diploma in garden design from KLC School where he was awarded ‘student of the year’ in 2009. He also passed the RHS level 2 Certificate in Horticulture with commendations. Matthew set up his design practice, Matthew Childs Design in 2010 and has been designing a diverse range of public and private landscapes since. Last year, Matthew achieved a gold medal and 'Best in Conceptual Garden' award for his first garden at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.