If you want to increase the value of your Wimbledon property, the right garden design is a good place to start. It’s thought that great garden landscaping can add 20% to the value of your home – as well as giving you a calm, tranquil outdoor space to relax and rejuvenate.

Even the smallest garden can make a big impact if you use the space wisely and select the right plants. If you’re green-fingered enough, planting up your own garden design could be a fun project. For most of us though, creating a strong landscape design that we can enjoy for years to come is a job for the professionals.

Garden landscaping

If you’re looking to redesign your garden with a view to selling, bear in mind that low-maintenance gardens are popular with buyers, as are features such as trees, high walls and fences, which create privacy.

The process

  • After an initial on-site meeting to talk about your ideas the designer will come back to you with garden ideas and costs.
  • They’ll create a masterplan and specifications for contractor tendering and prepare more formal costings.
  • A designer’s fee could be fixed or a percentage of the total project cost – likely to be around 15%–20% for the design and project management, depending on the complexity of your project.

Top garden designers

Whether you’re looking for a major transformation or a well-designed terrace for al fresco dining, read on for our list of UK garden designers you really need to know about.

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

One of the UK’s most respected garden designers, Longstaffe-Gowan has worked on high profile public projects, including the gardens at Kensington Palace, alongside smaller private commissions.

Charlotte Rowe Garden Design

Based in London, Charlotte Rowe is an award-winning garden designer also offering construction management and contemporary styling. Rowe specialises in the installation of bespoke water features and is noted for her clean lines and the architectural quality of her work.

James Lee Design

James Lee’s contemporary design practice specialises in modern gardens which are well-spaced and comfortable to be in, while being beautiful to look at, and easy to maintain.

Andy Sturgeon Design

Andy Sturgeon once again took the top award at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show for his woodland landscape with stone platforms and huge timber sculptures. A winner of multiple Chelsea gold medals, he has worked on everything from green roofs and small London gardens to large country estates. Blending traditional materials with contemporary styling, Andy’s garden designs are noted for their sculptural qualities.

Jo Thompson

One of the UK’s leading garden designers, Jo’s portfolio is impressive. It includes residential family gardens, rooftop terraces, public spaces, and large country retreats. Most of her projects are in London, Kent, and East Sussex, and Jo is known for her ability to create landscapes which are informed by their locations.

Dan Pearson Studio

Author, broadcaster and landscape designer, Dan Pearson’s artistic and natural approach to planting and garden design has earned him on an outstanding reputation.

Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Respected and quintessentially English designer who creates magical spaces framed by pergolas, box hedging and herbaceous borders.

 

For more information

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About the author

Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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