The people

Curstain Keltie at Keltie & Clarke


Curstain started her career in biological sciences and worked successfully in research At Birmingham University. A tropical habitat conservation in Madagascar influenced her developing interest in horticulture and garden design.

Curstain has worked extensively as a designer in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire on ambitious bespoke projects of all sizes. Her specialism is plants and her CV includes qualifications in tropical habitat conservation, applied biology, plants and plantsmanship and a BSc honours degree in biological sciences. Her passion for design and planting ensures each garden has sustainability as well as beauty.


There is a company ethos to develop and train young people, for their future in the business and the industry as a whole. We select those with high standards of workmanship, work ethic and passion. Gardens by Keltie and Clark has an excellent working relationship with Pershore college which is a perfect source for the kind of gardeners and landscapers who need to be associated with your project.

Sam Clarke at Keltie & Clarke


Sam is a highly skilled landscaper with over 20 year’s experience. His formal training was at the prestigious classic gardens of Herefordshire’s Hampton Court Estate, where he worked for five years on the restoration and creation of the gardens. There he learned all aspects of horticulture and hard landscaping. His accreditation in both these areas is unusual to find and enables him to deliver landscaping projects that blend planting and architectural forms effectively and aesthetically. Sam has been running his own landscaping business successfully for over 15 years delivering ambitious garden projects for clients countrywide. This level of landscaping demands exemplary standards of consultation, project and man management and finish.