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Karena is like a fresh breeze shaking the established notions of garden layout.
Jeremy Dain, Inscape Architects
Karena Batstone Design is an innovative landscape design practice known for creating elegant contemporary gardens that are a balance between controlled geometric forms and naturalistic planting.

Since establishing her practice in 1992, Karena has designed numerous gardens in the UK and abroad, from private urban courtyards to high-profile commercial landscapes.

Karena works closely with her clients and regularly collaborates with architects, interior designers, artists and other landscape professionals to develop integrated landscape designs. Her aim is to make the process interactive, stimulating and enjoyable, and to offer a professional service that exceeds expectations. Karena has strong working relationships with suppliers in the industry and with her extensive knowledge of landscaping materials, plants and furniture she is able to create designs that maximize clients’ budgets.

Karena has taught landscape design at the English Gardening School and co-authored A Handbook for Garden Designers with Rosemary Alexander. Her work has been featured in a number of publications (including Gardens By Design by Noel Kingsbury, Six Elements of Garden Design by Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor, and Home UK by Helen Kirwan-Taylor) and in the BBC’s Curious Gardeners series. She has written for the gardening press, including broadsheet national newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times.

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