David started in the industry as an apprentice gardener in 1987, going on to obtain the National Diploma in Landscape Design & Construction at Merrist Wood College five years later. In 1995 David founded The Outdoor Room with one simple goal in mind: To create beautiful gardens of unbeatable standards. He has lectured on design and constuction at Merrist Wood and Inchbald School of Design and regularly gives workshops and lectures for the various industry organisations including BALI, APL, SGD and the RHS. In 2012, David became Chairman of BALI’s South Thames region and is currently on the RHS Chelsea Show Garden selection panel. David has been responsible for building many award-winning gardens, including fifteen RHS medal-winning show gardens and seven BALI National Awards.