Before & After – Shirley Alexandra Watts

I am having a moment here with Shirley Alexandra Watts.  I am completely fascinated and intrigued by her work.
She specializes in “cutting edge designs, combining plantsmanship, innovative materials and foraged urban archeology. She believes gardens can reuse, reinvent and reflect contemporary culture.” Here is a very nice before and after…and also a couple of her every intriguing garden lights.

shirley watts garden design before and after
shirely watts broccoli lights Frankenstein lights

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Ann Marie on May 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, now that’s a makeover. I’m impressed with the separation of space to create different functional areas.

  2. Sprout on May 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    This is such an improvement! Love the “firewood” wall and the complete lack of lawn!

  3. louise garwood on June 2, 2009 at 8:38 am

    This resin mold is fascinating..pine cone clusters or rhody blossoms could be cool…have you seen the woven lighting at birch and willow? not sure of outdoor application but for interiors its quite interesting and uses some local material, woman owned business etc.. boston..

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