Dorinda Wolfe Murray

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Industry Environment
Occupation Garden designer/project manager
Location Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Introduction My working background is diverse but my love of the countryside started as a child. My grandfather was the naturalist and bird artist Fishhawk; he instilled in my father and myself an ability to observe and appreciate the landscape. This appreciation has become a fascination with the effect our environment has on our physical and mental wellbeing. When I started working with one of the UK’s leading traumatic brain injury case managers I experienced first-hand the difference that constructive, effective care could have on the brain's ability to heal. Whilst working here I formed a gardening company which in 2007 and 2008 was awarded Silver Medals at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Since then my work, through Independent Gardening Ltd, has grown to encompass the design and build of therapeutic gardens. I also advise charities and clients how to create gardens for those with neural disabilities such as PTSD, depression, autism, cerebral palsy. In 2010 I organized the Combat Stress Therapeutic Show Garden highlighting the effects of PTSD and won a Silver Medal. The result of this work has culminated in the formation, with OT Gillian Taylor of the FirstLight Trust charity.
Interests Gardening, history, nature and wild life
Favorite Movies Cool Running; Sea Biscuit; Mamma Mia
Favorite Music Carmina Burana, Pachabel, The Four Seasons, Bat out of Hell, Dancing on the Ceiling
Favorite Books Lord of the Rings

What is the most important thing that has ever been said to you? Be true to who you are.