Landscape Architect Marian Boswall shares her small business journey in this week’s My Small Business & Me podcast interview. In 2004, she founded Marian Boswall Landscape Architects. Their projects range from large trusts and estates open to the public, to parkland developments and smaller private gardens.
Working as a Management Consultant
After studying French and Italian at Oxford University, she became an interiors buyer and later a management consultant. On moving to a house in Kent with a large garden, her interest in gardening was reawakened.
Studying Horticulture & Garden Design
Realising she needed to learn how to look after the new garden, she decided to study horticulture and garden design. And having gained all this knowledge, people kept on asking her to do their gardens. So she decided to do a Masters in Landscape Architecture and set up her business.
Projects & TedX Talk
Marian discusses how her business has developed. Plus she also shares past and current projects which her business has worked on. They range from landscaping for boutique hotels to a community physic garden at the Blackthorn Trust. She also shares how her TedX talk came about. In it she talks about how we treat our gardens is how we treat the earth, and as we are part of the earth’s ecosystem, of how we treat ourselves.
Marian shares how important she’s found Instagram has been to get feedback and connect with people. ‘A slice of life’ is how she beautifully describes her Reels, which she really enjoys creating.
Listening to this episode, you’ll hear how passionate Marian is about sustainable principles. She also feels strongly about listening to the land and what the land needs. At the end of the podcast, you’ll discover her practical tips, which I’m sure you’ll find very inspiring. LISTEN & SHOW NOTES