Landscape Architects and Garden Designers

Whatever your garden looks like, and whatever its size, you can probably benefit from the services of a landscape architect. If your neat rectangular flower beds and manicured lawn just aren’t cutting it anymore and you have grander aspirations, that’s where professional garden designers can come in. Not only can a landscape architect design a garden that a Chelsea award winner might be proud of, they can also completely change the value of your home by looking at your landscape architecture as a whole. The work of a landscape architect serves much more than your garden; it makes the most of your outdoor space in a way that showcases your entire home. Landscape architects and garden designers vary in their range of services, so think carefully about what you want from your garden design professional and how extensive a project it will be before hiring them. More
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Simon Orchard Garden Design
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"Simon has been great to work with and has totally transformed our garden with his fantastic design. From our initial meeting, he had some great ideas and understood what our needs and desires were. He has always been available to advise us on various decisions we have had to make during the landscaping work and is very knowledgable with regards to planting and his trade. I have no hesitation in reccommending him. Definately a five star service!"
- louchamp
Tom Howard Garden Design and Landscaping
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"From the start, Tom had a very good understanding of the design we had in mind for the garden, incorporating our ideas as well as his own in transforming the existing plot with energy and enthusiasm. He has an excellent creative eye and his hard landscaping is a particular strength. His team were a pleasure to have around the house and we are thrilled with the result."
- ainscough
Green Tree Garden Design Ltd
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"I loved Fiona's design in a friend's garden, so asked for her details. I have used Green Tree Garden Design since then (Jan 2013), both for specific design projects, and the ongoing maintenance of my garden. Fiona is warm, friendly and professional, and immediately put me at ease. She designed my front garden first. She listened carefully and spent a lot of time with me, walking round the garden and sitting at the kitchen garden with sketches and photographs of plants, to make sure she got things right. I liked the fact that she worked with my existing garden, rather than removing everything and starting again, as some other companies had suggested. She also planted the garden up in stages, and consulted me on adding more planting, so I felt the garden evolved over time, which was just what I wanted. Fiona has now prepared a beautiful design for my back garden - again working with what is already there - and work will start on that in February 2014. Fiona works closely with a team of three highly skilled, friendly gardeners, who really "know their stuff". She can also be seen working alongside them in the garden sometimes, as well as doing the design work. I couldn't recommend Green Tree Garden Design more highly."
- robynemerton
Kate Gould Gardens
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"We met Kate after talking to six other leading landscape companies and her design interpreted our brief and what we hoped for, perfectly. She has been a pleasure to work with, always accessible and helpful and knowledgeable about all the aspects of the project. Her advice on the planting is wonderful and she has been charming in her work with both the architect and building team. She has taken a derelict windswept terrace and turned it into a sanctuary."
- jills77
Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture
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"I would highly recommend Stefano Marinaz as a landscape architect. We worked together on a project that has been shortlisted for several awards and his vast experience helped to provide fantastic solutions to what has become a beautiful garden. Right from the initial consultation Stefano and his team took their time to listen to the client’s needs and wants. We look forward to working with him again."
- Clare Gaskin Interiors
Kate Eyre Garden Design
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"Kate provides very good practical advice on all aspects of garden design, from the hard landscaping to the plant selection. She oversees the project very well and employs a great team of people. The ideas she comes up with are creative and always interesting and she is very adaptable - working with the client and their budget, adding in extras such as irrigation systems if the client wishes but if there is a budget to stick to, then such 'add ons' can easily be left off the final design. I would recommend her."
- bilbomyatt
Bramley Apple Garden Design
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"Sarah really understood the challenges we were trying to solve with the garden. She prepared clear plans for hard and soft landscaping and lighting schemes which have provided us with 4 separate entertaining spaces and many different sections of planting (new feature areas and some to blend in with the existing landscaping). The excellent detail contained in the plans enabled the contractors to complete the job to a high standard. Sarah remained involved throughout which was really valuable - particularly when setting out the plants. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge on plant types for colour, structure, scent and seasonal interest. Creating a scheme that has added beautiful views and value to our home. We have not included photos here because these are already on Sarah's website."
- Sam Honey
Ruth Willmott Associates
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"We have used Ruth Willmott Garden on a number of garden designs, in conjunction with our design and build projects. We have always found her to come up with the perfect scheme that complements the architecture of the house and the client's design style. She is easy to work with, responsive and has great design ideas. I would not hesitate to continue using Ruth in the future."
- Zulufish
Peter Reader Landscapes
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"Peter Reader is a first class garden designer. We have worked with many different garden designers and have developed a strong, trusting relationship with Peter. A good relationship between client, designer and contractor is essential for the success of any garden landscaping. Peter's garden designs are all unique, depending on what each of his clients are looking for.. His planting schemes are strong and compliment the overall scheme - ranging from bold modern planting designs to wild flower lawns."
- Belderbos Landscapes
Georgia Lindsay Garden Design
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"Lovely designer who chose to feature our solid panels painted in Autumn Tide for a recent garden project in Crouch End."
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What is a landscape architect?


A landscape architect will handle all design, supply, construction and administrative elements of your garden or landscaping project. They will take into account your needs, the climate and unique advantages and constraints of the landscape architecture. Typically, work will be based on ecological and environmental considerations, and a garden will be planned not only to look its best but also to facilitate future maintenance and growth so that it continues to flourish. A landscape architect can also design any outdoor buildings that are to be featured in your garden. Everything from design blueprints through to the plants themselves should be provided by your landscape architect. If there is other architectural development taking place on your site, bring the landscape architect in as early as possible.

The expertise a landscape architect can apply to understanding your space and the natural environment could be vital to planning your project. Let your landscape architect work closely with your architect, surveyor and any other contractors in order to develop landscape architecture that works in accordance with any other construction. This is important from a design perspective as well as on a practical level – changes to the grading of a landscape and modifications such as drainage can have serious implications on the viability of your land for extensive building and structural works. In order to resolve any planning permission issues, submit all applications for building and landscape architecture together, well ahead of the project.

What is a garden designer?


The scope of garden designers, or landscape gardeners, is often more limited to green space projects which will optimise your existing outdoor space rather than altering the landscape architecture as a whole. Whereas landscape architects specialise in the structural aspect of garden planning and building, garden designers will carry out projects that are of aesthetic and horticultural value. Landscape gardeners will make your garden the best version of itself with features such as walkways, patios, water features, fences and lighting, as well as choosing the right plants, trees and flowers. The practical role of a garden designer may vary by firm – some offer just the plans, requiring a separate contractor, while others fulfil the project in its entirety, from conceptualisation of the landscape gardening to construction. Don’t be put off by the former if you happen to find a good garden designer that you like – he or she will have local industry connections to introduce you to quality, reliable gardening professionals with whom they have existing relationships. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of landscape architects & garden designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Lawn & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios, Sheds & Summerhouses.

How do I choose landscape architects or garden designers?


When choosing your garden designer or landscape architect, be sure to research their qualifications and look at examples of their previous work. A portfolio of previous landscape architecture or garden projects is important to ascertain both their credentials as well as their style. Once you have shortlisted or chosen your architect or designer, an on-site meeting is essential so they can see exactly what they’ll be working with. Stay briefed on all plans and developments, both before and during the project as a plan you approved previously may change during the course of the project. Be very clear on your budget – just like plans, costs may alter while work is underway so ensure your professional keeps you informed and does not incur additional expense without approval. If you are open-minded and budget-conscious, consider approaching new graduates keen for experience, who may negotiate a lower rate than more experienced professionals.

Questions to ask prospective landscape architects or garden designers:


  • What do your services include?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been landscape architects or garden designers?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar landscape architecture or garden projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?

    Find a landscape architect or garden designer on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to landscape gardeners. You can also look through photos to find a garden you like, then contact the garden designers who worked on it.
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