Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Landscape Architects and Garden Designers

Whatever your Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh garden looks like, and whatever its size, you can probably benefit from the services of an Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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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Lempsink Garden Design is an Edinburgh based garden design studio. We offer a comprehensive, friendly, practical... Read More
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  • Edinburgh EH3 6AA, City Of Edinburgh
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Bespoke Garden & Landscape Design in Edinburgh
Creating stylish, elegant, timeless gardens for clients who want something special.
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Inspirational landscape and garden design for Private and Commercial commissions. Karen Laing is an award winning... Read More
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  • Edinburgh EH9 3DF
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  • Edinburgh EH65AF, City Of Edinburgh
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Water Gems is a multi-award-winning Edinburgh landscaper and water features specialist based in central Scotland.... Read More
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Lempsink Garden Design
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"Lisa first advised us on our garden plan in October 2015 and from the moment we met her we knew we had someone who we could really trust to do a fantastic job. Lisa listened to our ideas and offered great suggestions and advice on everything from layout and plant choices to her recommended hard landscapers and wall and gate specialists! Lisa worked closely with all our other suppliers and provided excellent referrals to various suppliers, hard landscapers, and gardening experts and was very flexible in working to our/their deadlines ensuring our garden came together in harmony. The challenge was to transform from scratch c.700 square meters of largely empty yard – much of it formerly a chicken run - into an interesting, reasonably low maintenance and beautiful country garden. We wanted to create a sheltered garden with variety and texture and most importantly colour and interest all year round. Lisa worked with us over the autumn and winter months to agree the garden design and planting scheme, providing throughout tremendous insight and careful research into the most suitable plants for our garden and taste! Whilst all this was going on we were hard landscaping and re-building walls! By January 2016 we had agreed the scheme and Lisa sourced and ordered all the plants on our behalf. In March the first to go in were bare-root trees, and by the end of April our garden was fully planted up. We are absolutely delighted with the results and are amazed at how mature the garden looks even in its first year! Lisa has provided us with a beautiful palette of colour and texture cleverly using a mixture of trees, climbers, shrubs and herbaceous perennials to create all-year-round colour, warmth and interest. Thanks to Lisa’s expertise, flair and skills we have managed to transform this rather drab, exposed plot into the foundations of a beautiful country garden which will provide such a great deal of pleasure for us in the years to come. Lisa is extremely professional and is honest and transparent about costs at every stage of the project. She is very knowledgeable and clearly loves her work! We would have no hesitation in recommending her services"
- clairenicolachant
Laing Landscape Studio
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"Karen Laing designed the East Haven Beechgrove Community Garden which was awarded Gold in the Beautiful Scotland competition in 2015. She created a community garden that met the needs and aspirations of the whole community. Her ideas were inspirational and the final design integrated our maritime heritage right into the heart of the village. Karen consulted with us at every stage and took everybody's ideas into account. As a result we have the most amazing gardens with beautiful plants which provide colour all year round. As a community, we can't recommend Karen highly enough. The gardens in East Haven have now become such a special place to visit and we are inundated with tourists. Karen must surely be one of the most talented garden designers/ landscape architect's in the UK."
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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 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh?


When choosing your Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh 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 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh:


  • What do your services include?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been landscape architects or garden designers in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh?
  • 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?

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