MOSAIC is a multi disciplinary practice headed by key Landscape Architect Owen Morgan.
As a school boy Owen developed a love of the outdoors by persistently getting into detention. He soon realised if he was very badly behaved his punishment was up to 3 hours manual outside work. Only when Owen was 18 did he discover the possibility of a career in horticulture through Garden & Landscape Design. He felt disillusioned with university life studying Biology and started working for his now father-in-law Oliver in 2004 who ran a landscaping business in Rutland. They developed a fantastic local reputation for high quality landscape work.
In 2011 Owen looked to challenge himself further and became one of 3 finalists in the RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year Competition with 'The Green Room' at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, winning a Silver medal. The MOSAIC team have now completed 12 shows with medals including 2 RHS Gold and Best in Show.
In 2013 Owen wanted to further his understanding in Landscape Design and started studying BA Hons Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University as a mature student. Whilst working full time running MOSAIC Garden Design and supporting his young family, he secured a first class degree. Owen contributed to the National Design Academy's Garden Design course, and has undertaken talks and lectures on all aspects of design/build and supported various community based projects. Owen has since furthered his study in a Landscape Architecture Masters whatever with a specialist dissertation in English Baroque Gardens.
In 2016 Owen was invited to the first International Flower Festival to take place in Besikitas, Istanbul. He was part of a multinational collection of designers and artists who undertook installations around the city engaging local communities with horticulture.
In 2016 Owen worked closely with the TCV in Birmingham, designing the Health for Life Community Garden winning GOLD and BEST IN SHOW at BBC Gardners World Live at the NEC sponsored by Mondelez Intl. Owen helped with the strategic vision for growing spaces within Birmingham, with particular focus on developing derelict ex-industrial spaces including an area at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In terms of shows, 2017 and 2018 saw Owen working with Tesco’s and their supplier Intergreen two years consecutively to bring amazing gardens to BBC Gardener’s World Live at the NEC.
Owen took a break from show gardens in 2019 and concentrated on his private client design work, including some stunning eco based planting designs and large scale natural swimming pools. Owen’s wife Naomi rejoined Mosaic to focus as a design assistant and to further their work with Poolscape designing stunning Natural Swimming Pools; most notably designing the UK’s first public natural swimming pool at Love2Stay in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Owen and Naomi have some exciting plans for 2020 with moving from Rutland to the Eden Valley. Naomi had been a part of Mosaic since 2004 but left in 2016 to follow her dreams and set up a cake company, cafe and bakery. Naomi developed and wrote recipes for other companies, helped companies launch new products effectively and did talks and demonstrations on her skills. Naomi decided to concentrate on their family move up North and sold her business in 2019 but is still a keen hobby baker.
Outside of working and baking, Owen and Naomi enjoy the amazing views and walks in the Lake District with their two children.