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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The industry charity looking after everyone who works in horticulture, recently celebrating 180 years of service.
A charity providing training and rehabilitation to blind ex-service men and women.
The UK’s national garden and plant charity.
The national charity for horticultural therapy.
Providing support to veterans facing mental health issues through 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.