Butter grew up on the East Coast of America, on a little farm outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Her love for dogs, ponies and all things outdoors taught her at an early age the responsibility and hard work that accompanies these pleasures. Her mother, aunt and grandfather were all keen and accomplished gardeners, and she remembers with great fondness wandering around their beautiful gardens as a child - her deep appreciation of beautiful surroundings and passion for gardening is a family inheritance running deep in her veins.
Butter trained at the English Gardening School (1997/98) completing the Year Diploma Course in Plants and Plantsmanship, and winning two prizes. More recently she graduated from The London College of Garden Design (2013/14) with a Merit Commended. Originally she worked as an interior design assistant at Colefax and Fowler on Brook Street where she was trained in the world of decorative interiors. It was there that her love of the creative process took hold as she learned about scale, texture, pattern, colour and the principles and practices of design.
Butter Wakefield Garden Design is a small design studio, offering a very unique and personal service. Butter has over 15 years of experience creating many inspirational and purposeful gardens of all sizes both in London and beyond. She has a profound love for her job and her clients and takes a tremendous amount of time and care over them both.
BALI Award Winner 2015
Membership & Affiliations
SGD Pre-regsitered Member
Perennial Gold Partner