Our Team

Elizabeth Dobinson Co Founder: Garden Designer

BA (Hons) Fine Art
HND Garden and Landscape Design

Lizz brings a creative vision to the team, her practice is a true marriage of her passions for art, design and horticulture. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Falmouth University, wishing to harness her creativity and extend her horticultural education Lizz went on to complete a HND in Garden and Landscape Design at The Eden Project in partnership with Plymouth University.

This experience allows Lizz to combine horticultural knowledge with design principles. Her skills as an artist allows her to create atmospheric visualisations of design proposals, and explore emerging ideas with the clients and stakeholders quickly through sketching and drawing. Lizz’s creative process utilises multiple computer programs alongside traditional draftsmanship skills to both develop and present designs.

With experience working in STH, Lizz has enjoyed designing spaces where clients are fully integrated and involved in the creative design process, as well as creating and leading user specific STH programmes of activity. Combining her love of gardening and foundations in design, Lizz’s projects aim to create exciting spaces in which everyone can enjoy and learn about plants.

email: lizz@naturescurators.co.uk

Samir Arslanagic Co Founder: Horticulturalist

BSc (Hons) Horticulture: Garden and Landscape Design
Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
Certificate in Counselling

Sam studied an FdSc in Horticulture at Bicton College then went on to gain a first class BSc (Hons) in Horticulture: Garden and Landscape Design, from The Eden Project in partnership with Plymouth University. This experience allows Sam to combine horticultural science with design principles and provided skills in computer programming such as CAD and 3D modelling.

Sam has also completed an Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH), accredited by Coventry University and Thrive. This provided experience in creating STH programmes for a range of client groups with specific support needs, accompanied by an appropriate assessment method and rationale. He has also studied a counselling course at Iron Mill College and has over four years experience of working in STH with clients with a range of different support requirements. 

email: sam@naturescurators.co.uk