Design

As a studio, we develop strong designs which use local, sustainable materials and innovative planting schemes to create bold, immersive and enchanting spaces. A signature blend of the contemporary with the natural delivers a juxtaposition between built form and naturalistic planting, crafting gardens which inspire and charm.

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Working with our clients and listening to their needs, we design gardens to fit their context and surrounding environments. Taking inspiration from local landscape, architecture and plant communities the new schemes are firmly rooted to place. With a strong focus on spatial composition, form, textures and design details, our gardens deliver year round. From the vibrant, colourful height of summer to the cool, crisp depths of winter our clients enjoy their gardens throughout the year and delight in the ever evolving space.

Our designs are inspired by our own observations of plant communities in their natural environments around the world. Seeing how nature perfectly crafts stunning landscapes and plant combinations, I distill this into the designed form through ecological planting schemes and innovative uses of natural materials.

Sustainability and resilience are at the core of what we do, all the way from design concepts to our aftercare practices we aim to minimise our environmental impact and carbon footprint. Sourcing locally, planting to create rich, biodiverse ecosystems and employing organic gardening principles – our gardens are designed to last and enhance the lives of our clients and the natural world.

Awards and Accreditations

2023

RHS Chelsea - People's Choice Award Winner

RHS Chelsea - People's Choice Award Winner

2023

House & Garden - Garden Designer of the Year Rising Star Category

House & Garden - Garden Designer of the Year Rising Star Category

2023

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Silver Gilt Award

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Silver Gilt Award

2022

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

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2021

Society of Garden Designers Awards Winner

Society of Garden Designers Awards Winner

2020

Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’

Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’

Regular tutor at the London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens

Regular tutor at the London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens

Guest Speaker on Planting Design and Environmental Design

Guest Speaker on Planting Design and Environmental Design

Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers

Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers

London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens - Top Student Award

London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens - Top Student Award

Scholarship to Study Garden Design at the London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens

Scholarship to Study Garden Design at the London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens

Press

2023

BBC One, BBC London & BBC Radio

BBC One, BBC London & BBC Radio

2023

House & Garden - Features in both June and July Issues

House & Garden - Features in both June and July Issues

2023

The Guardian, The Observer

The Guardian, The Observer

2023

The Independent - multiple features

The Independent - multiple features

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2023

The Times

The Times

2023

Daily Telegraph - multiple features

Daily Telegraph - multiple features

2023

Evening Standard

Evening Standard

2023

Waitrose Weekend

Waitrose Weekend

2023

The Guardian

The Guardian

2023

Financial Times - multiple features

Financial Times - multiple features

2023

Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors

2023

Country Living - multiple features

Country Living - multiple features

2023

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

2022

‘Homes & Garden’ feature

‘Homes & Garden’ feature

2022

Grand Designs ‘Dulwich Estate’ Garden Feature

Grand Designs ‘Dulwich Estate’ Garden Feature

2022

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

2021

Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs ‘SW London’- Designed the garden that features in this episode

Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs ‘SW London’- Designed the garden that features in this episode

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Multiple ‘Garden Design Journal’ features

Multiple ‘Garden Design Journal’ features

20'-22'

Multiple ‘Pro Landscaper’ features

Multiple ‘Pro Landscaper’ features

Harry Holding

Harry grew up in a family of horticulturalists and had his hands in the soil from a young age, developing a deep love and connection with the natural world. After working in Australia and across the UK for other designers, landscape firms and nurseries, in 2016 Harry set up a design studio and aftercare company based in London. In 2018 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious London College of Garden Design (LCGD), Kew Gardens, graduating with a distinction and the college award for Top Student of the year.

Design team

Alex

Alex

Senior Designer
Marina

Marina

Designer

Aftercare

Our aftercare programme is unrivalled, offering a highly personable service we deliver the time, care and resources necessary for your garden to flourish. Gardens are living, evolving spaces and we ensure your garden grows with you, enhancing the lives of you and your family.

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We pride ourselves on taking an organic, sustainable approach to our work, having an impeccable eye for detail and offering a personalised service perfectly tailored to your needs. Our team of dedicated horticulturalists manage the gardens we design and extend their services to all outdoor spaces, even if not designed by us.

Aftercare Team

Darren

Darren

Team Leader
Ed

Ed

Horticulturalist
Elina

Elina

Horticulturalist
Elsa

Elsa

Horticulturalist
George

George

Supervisor
Jacopo

Jacopo

Horticulturalist
Jamie

Jamie

Team Leader
Jan

Jan

Team Leader
Lucy

Lucy

Horticulturalist
Martina

Martina

Projects Manager
Matteo

Matteo

Horticultural Director
Meg

Meg

Assistant Aftercare Manager
Nikolas

Nikolas

Horticulturalist
Patricia

Patricia

HR Manager
Paul

Paul

Finance Director
Ryan

Ryan

Team Leader
Tristan

Tristan

Supervisor
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