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Susan Young is a gardener and garden designer. Since 2002 she has worked closely with clients to create personal gardens tailored to suit the site and those who live or work there.


A complete service is offered from site survey and evaluation, design, construction monitoring, planting and advice on garden maintenance. Susan trained in horticulture and design with Writtle College at Shuttleworth, holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Diploma with a Commendation, is a member of the Professional Gardeners’ Guild and takes CPD with the Society of Garden Designers’.

Susan had over 3 years as the qualified gardener at Tofte Manor, Bedfordshire and since 2007 is working as the professional gardener at Cranford Hall, Northamptonshire doing landscape design, garden management, pruning and garden maintenance work.

cranford-hall » View our Garden Management page to see photos of our work at Cranford Hall

Combining landscape gardening and garden restoration with garden design projects, Susan offers the best of both worlds: where the transfer of skills, knowledge and experience benefits every garden undergoing its transformation.

Susan is fully involved in all projects working on site and with the team. Her work has featured in Garden News magazine and local publications.

Susan Young gives talks to gardening clubs and like minded groups on subjects:

  • Cottage Gardens
  • Design in Your Garden
  • A Banquet for Pollinators

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Susan Young opens her half acre cottage garden designed and planted to attract wildlife, Please see the National Gardens Scheme website for the next opening dates of Park End Thatch, Stevington, Bedfordshire.

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Susan Young has been a major contributor to the new book ‘Stevington: the Natural History of a Bedfordshire Parish’

”I wanted to drop a line to say how wonderful your book is. It’s so thorough and smoothly put together with stunning written and visual illustrations; it drags you in to know more; to read the next bit. It truly is a masterpiece. Please pass this on to everyone else who was part of making it happen; I’m sure those that were involved early and didn’t make it through must have been played their part to the final work.

G.R., Stevington, Bedfordshire.

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