From left to right: Steve Papps, Jo Chapman and Jackie Bennett
Steve Papps trained as an Interior Architect and practiced in London, Europe and Hong Kong designing commercial spaces, shops and salons. In 20000 he moved to East Anglia and began teaching creative drawing and design to students in Cambridge and Cardiff. He set up his landscape and garden design practice “Onebeech garden design” in 2005 and designs and builds public and private garden spaces for clients in throughout the U.K. Steve combines landscaping, horticultural and design skills and has collaborated with artist Jo Chapman on a number of art and garden projects.
Jo Chapman is a visual artist living and working in Norfolk. She works on commissions, installations and collaborative projects; these include a large scale internal artwork for a new library building, an external steel ‘drawing’ for Anglia Ruskin University and a year long public art project on a nature reserve in The Fens. Her work takes inspiration from our relationship to nature and the effects of time and abandonment, she explores these ideas through various media from small prints to large temporary wall drawings, and most recently through the use of laser cut steel. She also teaches and runs workshops throughout the UK with a special interest in working with disadvantaged groups.
Jackie Bennett is the author of five gardening books including Wild about the Garden (Channel 4 TV, 1998) and The Wildlife Garden (1993 & 2011). She received an Award for Nature Writing from BBC Wildlife Magazine and won the 2010 Garden Media Guild Column of the Year for a series about her own garden in Norfolk. Jackie is the editor of The Garden Design Journal for the Society of Garden Designers, the professional organisation for garden design in the UK. She is passionate about landscape and its history.