After years as a management accountant, I was fortunate enough to follow my other passions, those being art and gardening.
Being brought up on a farm I knew where my food came from, and how we had to survive on what we grew.
This has kept me grounded and I never taking anything for granted.
I had always been an artist and attended every evening class going. But in 2008 I gave up my salaried job to go to art college in Winchester and then onto an MA Fine Art course in London. I decided to become a garden designer but thought I needed to get some grounding in horticulture first, which I did at the local college on the Isle of Wight, and then two years later I then went on to do a Garden Design course at Sparsholt College near Winchester.
I now use all of my skills to produce artistic, beautiful gardens, but with basic knowledge of what works and what doesn't.
Carol Bliss, the chief designer of Bliss Garden Design is professionally trained to provide first class garden design in the UK.
Her qualifications include the following:
Diploma in Garden Design September (2018 – 2019)
Certificate in Garden Design (2016 – 2017) - with Distinction
The Isle of Wight College
City & Guilds Level 3 – Horticulture (2014-2016) - with Distinction
Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design
Master of Art - Fine Arts – (October 2011 to June 2013) – with Credit
Southampton University – Winchester College of Art
Bachelor of Art - Fine Art – (September 2008 to July 2011) – 2:1