Anthony is inspired by many stimuli such as the calm of Japanese garden design and the stunning landscapes and rainforests of his native New Zealand. His varied and creative use of water, including the formation of lakes and swimming pools, is a particular characteristic of his gardens, which are known for their strong form and architectural planting. He is also well known for designing specialised garden buildings.
Anthony's designs feature around the world including in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, France, Switzerland, Africa, the USA and the Mediterranean. Based on practical experience, with a sensitive application of materials, plants and spatial use, Anthony ensures that beside the aesthetics, projects are run professionally and within his clients' expectations, budgets and deadlines.
Gardens are too precious a possession to be left to chance and clients entrusting their projects to Anthony's experience and vision range from celebrities and private individuals to large companies such as IBM. The design Anthony completed for the latter won a Civic Trust Award and another project, recently completed for The University of Brighton, has been followed by a second commission from the same client.
In 2009 Anthony won the 'Private Gardens' category in the Torsanlorenzo International Prize in Rome for his design for Tony Stone, an award he also won in 2006. He has also won three British Association of Landscape Industries Awards for his work in the last two years.
Anthony is a respected lecturer and teacher worldwide and is a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers. He works from his home studio in the idyllic Sculpture Garden established by his late wife Hannah Peschar.