Daniel is a Landscape Designer and Associate at Balston Agius, based in our Wiltshire Offices.
Originally, Daniel studied Fine Art Sculpture, a catalyst for numerous installations and commissions. In 2005 he completed a post-graduate diploma at the Oxford College of Garden Design, and in 2006 received an MA in Landscape Design from the respected Inchbald School of Design.
After graduating from Inchbald, he joined a large garden design and build practice in Hampshire as a senior landscape designer. Here he gained invaluable experience in the design, build and management of many varied garden projects.
Past projects have included the design of an innovative children’s play space ‘The Breakers Yard’. This was a garden/play space themed on a scrap yard, for the National Trust Sutton House in Hackney, which recently won both the ‘Designing for Community Space’ and ‘Judges Award’ at the 2016 Society of Garden Designers awards and was also featured on BBC Gardeners’ World. He also designed a garden of reflection for a First World War memorial chapel, containing Stanley Spencer’s painted interior, for the National Trust Sandham Memorial Chapel in Berkshire. Alongside these permanent projects Daniel has also created several commissioned seasonal sculptural horticultural installations for Cityscapes and the London Festival of Architecture.
In 2011 Daniel designed and built ‘Landscape Obscured’, a conceptual show garden, at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. The garden, an underground landscape of edible fungi viewed with periscopes, was awarded a Gold Medal and Best Conceptual Garden.
Daniel is also a visiting tutor at the Arts University in Bournemouth and has lectured for Garden design courses at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, and the KLC Garden Design School at Hampton Court. A passionate environmentalist, Daniel is a volunteer and trustee of ‘Andover Trees United’, a charity dedicated to working with children to facilitate woodland creation and tree planting in the urban environment.