Bees & Beans Gardens are a Brighton based company working to create beautiful, imaginative gardens since 2007. We are made up of Anna Sandhu and Tommy Kaminski, long time friends and colleagues.
We work closely with each client to understand their wants and needs and find innovative solutions even in difficult spaces or on tight budgets, working with other experienced professionals to create those solutions. Our love of design and knowledge of plants allows us to re-imagine gardens while capturing their original spirit. We enjoy creating naturalistic plantings which will work in their given location and be beneficial to local wildlife.
We have worked extensively both with schools and community groups and in private gardens, in projects including whole redesigns, planting plans, border designs and gradual improvement through regular maintenance. We design with environment in mind, always reusing plants and materials where possible and sourcing supplies and contractors locally.
Anna trained as a designer in 2013 and has since had some freedom to pursue her interests in design, plant selection and plant care with ornamental and edible plants. She has worked a lot with schools and community groups, providing expertise to projects and running workshops to give others the skills and confidence to get growing. She is RHS certified and has a Garden Design Diploma (merit) from Plumpton College, where she studied under Chelsea gilt winning designers Nigel Phillips and Nick Dexter.
Tommy has been a professional gardener in the Brighton area since 2008. He is sensitive to each client’s requirements and enjoys working to a high standard to enhance people’s enjoyment and appreciation of their garden. He has a passion for growing fruit and vegetables and has spent time learning about organic and permaculture growing techniques in Spain, South Africa and the Canary Islands. He is RHS certified.