Profile

We love gardens and aim to create unique and imaginative gardens for our clients, designed to fit with their busy lives and to work with their budget. It is important that you get the very best attention so whether your garden is large or small either Dan or Andrew will lead the design, construction and planting. We approach our discipline as a continual challenge rather than viewing it merely as a succession of completed projects thereby ensuring relevance to current climate conditions and modern methods of construction.

No two projects are the same but with our unique set of specialists we are able to fulfill projects from large residential gardens and public spaces to small city gardens. You will always get a garden specialist not a landscape generalist. This means your garden will be designed by a named professional design partner, not an anonymous draughtsperson, and we always work with other professionals such as our tree surgeons, landscapers and our nurseryman.
Unusually for a garden design office we have often collaborated with people in other creative industries including The Victoria & Albert Museum; the Design Museum; Oxford Planters and the Design and Advertising Awards.

Collaborations require an open and trusting relationship to be formed so that all parties can benefit and exceed the potential of each individual party. Our latest collaboration is with Oxford Planters on a new furniture collection designed with practicality and sustainability in mind. The new collection uses Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya®Extreme new naturally modified timbers that are guaranteed for up to 50 years. From a practical viewpoint the planters have been styled with a studded copper band which will repel slugs and snails.

If you have an idea for a collaboration please contact us.
Andrew Fisher Tomlin originally trained as a horticulturist and founded the company in 1991. His design approach focuses on creative solutions and sound horticultural practice. This has been recognised not just by private clients for residential gardens in London but also larger infrastructure organisations leading to commissions that include advising on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and designing for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

As well as being a registered member and Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers, Andrew is a Chartered Horticulturist with the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. He also serves as an Ambassador to Streetscape, a landscape apprenticeship social enterprise based in Lambeth, Bowel Disease UK, the Landscape Show and the Australian Garden Show, Sydney and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
Dan Bowyer joined the company in 2004 immediately after qualifying in garden design. He became a partner and director of the company in 2010. Dan’s focus is primarily on residential gardens for private clients although with a team approach to our projects he is regularly involved in other work such as our show gardens and public space projects.

Like Andrew he is a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, the highest recognition of UK garden design professionalism and held by only around 200 designers in the UK.
Like many garden designers in the UK we have won Royal Horticultural Society medals including RHS Gold and 'Best in Show' Awards in 2014, 2016 and 2017 for show gardens. However, unlike most other designers we have also been recognised in the UK and internationally with over 40 awards for real gardens and landscapes for real customers. Recent awards include:

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 Gold medal and Best Construction Award

London in Bloom 'Exceptional' Award 2016 for Warren House, Coombe Wood

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Product of the Year 2016 finalist with Oxford Planters

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 Gold medal & Summer Gardens Best in Show

RHS 'Outstanding Neighbourhood Award' in Britain in Bloom with Blind Veterans UK Llandudno 2015 and 2016

'Best Luxury House' at the What House? Awards 2015 with Q Developments

Build Architecture Awards 'Garden Designers of the Year London 2015'

Houzz Customer Service Award 2016

We don't list all our awards as our focus is always on our current projects but we are happy to share them with you if you would like to know more.
It is important to us that with many years of garden design and horticultural experience that we also contribute our services on a voluntary basis to projects that wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford them. We currently work with the following organisations but please contact us if you have a project that might benefit from our experience.

Blind Veterans UK – a charity providing training and rehabilitation to blind ex-service men and women
Streetscape – a social enterprise giving landscape apprenticeships to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
Royal Horticultural Society – the UK’s national garden and plant charity
Thrive - the national charity for horticultural therapy
We are closely affiliated to the London College of Garden Design, Europe’s leading garden design college delivering courses at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and RHS Garden Wisley. Over the years we have also spoken at many conferences and for institutions such as the The Huf Haus Owners Association in the UK, The Smithsonian and Casey Tree foundation in Washington DC and for the Royal Horticultural Society. Please contact us if you would like Dan or Andrew to speak at or host your event.