Being an architect as well as a keen gardener, I propose, and aim to demonstrate, that this green fingered hobby has influenced my approach to architecture. Buildings are literally used as gardens on and in which to grow plants. Beyond this, is the gardener’s conception of space as a series of microclimates, habitats that evolve over the seasons and the years, structuring my approach to architecture? It also seems worth examining with the panel a fourth - and seemingly unrelated - theme: property development. This practice functions as an enabler - financially - and a methodology to test ideas. Could this be seen as a gardener’s approach to entrepreneurship?