Design Biography

Christine-Ann Facer over the past ten years has run a dynamic landscape and garden design consultancy specialising in contemporary design and planting. She is known for her cerebral scientifically-inspired creations and has achieved recognition through her radical designs for large country gardens and show gardens.
Professional:
FLS (Fellow of the Linnean Society of London)
Certificate in CAD for Landscape Designers (Pershore College)
BALI registered landscape designer: Christine is a registered member of BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries), an organisation committed to delivering professional excellence in landscape and garden design. 2013 BALI Design Excellence Award for Maggies Cheltenham.
Diploma in Landscape Design (Distinction) Pickard School of Landscape & Garden Design
BusinessPartner: Facerhoffman Landscape Design

Landscape Design projectsProjects have included several small London gardens; a 2.5 acre landscape and a stepped amphitheatre patio in North Wales; a roof terrace planting design for the headquarters of a large public company in Regent’s Park; ‘Genetic Garden’ selected for the 1st International Festival of the Garden, Westonbirt ; ‘Virus Dynamics’ for the Chaumont Festival of Gardens; ‘Paternity Suite’ for Channel 4 TV The Great Garden Challenge and her own contemporary scientifically-inspired garden on the edge of a secret valley in the Cotswold Hills. She is one of a select group of eminent garden designers chosen to design a landscape complimenting a Maggie’s Centre (Maggie’s Cheltenham). This won a BALI Design Excellence Award.

Current projectsA contemporary garden in Holland Park for a private client and one in East Finchley, North London.
A Cornish garden with the design inspired by its stunning location on the south-west coast.

Media
Througham Court Garden has been featured on BBC Radio 4“Growing Spaces”; HTV ‘Roots and Shoots’; BBC TV Alan Titchmarsh’s Garden Secrets, Belgian TV, Austrian TV.(2015). The show garden, ‘Genetic Garden’ selected for the 1st International Festival of the Garden, Westonbirt featured in the international and local press, Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour), BBC2 and HTV-West. Througham Court garden has been featured in The Times Weekend Review and the RHS 'The Garden' magazine, The Sunday Times and many local Gloucestershire press publications.
Freelance lectures
Christine is a freelance lecturer with the most requested topics being the late Lady Walton’s garden of La Mortella in Italy and the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. She also gives lecture tours of her own scientifically-inspired narrative garden Througham Court (Which can be booked on this website).

University of Gloucestershire
Christine lectures to Landscape Architect students from the University of Gloucestershire on design principles and the use of space in contemporary landscape and garden design using Througham Court as an example. She is also involved in helping with, and assessing student landscape projects at the University.

Cheltenham Science Festival
Througham Court garden is frequently featured in the programme of this renowned festival.

Writing
Christine has just written and had published a guide book on Througham Court Garden: available from this website.

Christine Facer Hoffman has produced innovative radical designs for clients in the UK and Italy and highly acclaimed show gardens. She has appeared frequently on television in both a scientific and a landscape designer capacity. Her own Cotswold landscape at Througham Court is widely is widely acknowledged as being in the forefront of contemporary 21st century design.

Christine is a registered designer member af BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries), an organisation committed to delivering professional excellence in landscape and garden design.

BALI Designer Assessment Panel
Christine was chosen to join the Registered Designer Panel at BALI in 2015. The panel is responsible for assessing Associate Designer portfolios and interviewing candidates who wish to become BALI Registered Designers.