Design

As a studio, we develop strong designs that 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 landscapes, 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 observations of plant communities in their natural environments around the world. Seeing how nature perfectly crafts stunning landscapes and plant combinations, we distil 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

2024

Spear’s Home & Design Index - Best Landscape Designers

Spear’s Home & Design Index - Best Landscape Designers

2024

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

2024

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The RHS Feature Garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The RHS Feature Garden

2023

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Silver Gilt Award

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Silver Gilt Award

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2023

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

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

2023

RHS Chelsea - People's Choice Award Winner

RHS Chelsea - People's Choice Award Winner

2022

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

2021

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

Society of Garden Designers Award Winner

2020

Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’

Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’

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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

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

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

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Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers

Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers

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Guest Speaker on Planting Design and Environmental Design

Guest Speaker on Planting Design and Environmental Design

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

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

Press

2024

Financial Times

Financial Times

2024

Country Living

Country Living

2024

Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens

2024

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

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2024

Homebuilding & Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating

2024

Pro Landscaper

Pro Landscaper

2024

Gardeners' World

Gardeners' World

2023

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

2023

Country Living - multiple features

Country Living - multiple features

2023

Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors

2023

Financial Times - multiple features

Financial Times - multiple features

2023

The Guardian

The Guardian

2023

Waitrose Weekend

Waitrose Weekend

2023

Evening Standard

Evening Standard

2023

Daily Telegraph - multiple features

Daily Telegraph - multiple features

2023

The Times

The Times

2023

The Independent - multiple features

The Independent - multiple features

2023

The Guardian, The Observer

The Guardian, The Observer

2023

House & Garden - Features in both June and July Issues

House & Garden - Features in both June and July Issues

2023

BBC One, BBC London & BBC Radio

BBC One, BBC London & BBC Radio

2022

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

Gardens Illustrated - multiple features

2022

Grand Designs ‘Dulwich Estate’ Garden Feature

Grand Designs ‘Dulwich Estate’ Garden Feature

2022

‘Homes & Garden’ feature

‘Homes & Garden’ feature

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 ‘Pro Landscaper’ features

Multiple ‘Pro Landscaper’ features

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Multiple ‘Garden Design Journal’ features

Multiple ‘Garden Design Journal’ 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
Amy

Amy

Ecologist
Helena

Helena

Studio Coordinator
Marina

Marina

Designer

Aftercare

Our sister company, LDN Horticulture, offers industry leading aftercare and garden maintenance services across London. Established in 2016 by HHS founder, Harry Holding, LDN Horticulture shares the same core values and ethos as our design studio. Gardens are living, evolving spaces and through this close partnership we ensure your London-based garden grows with you, enhancing the lives of you and your family.

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LDN Horticulture's aftercare programme is unrivalled, offering a highly personable service to deliver the time, care and resources necessary for your garden to flourish. Through an ecological and sustainable approach to garden management, LDN Horticulture ensures year-round joy and functionality to our clients and encourages a bounty of wildlife to the space.

Aftercare Team

Charlotte

Charlotte

Team Leader
Darren

Darren

Team Leader
Dru

Dru

Aftercare Manager
Elina

Elina

Horticulturalist
George

George

Supervisor
Jacopo

Jacopo

Horticulturalist
Laura

Laura

Team Leader
Lewis

Lewis

Horticulturalist
Lulu

Lulu

Horticulturalist
Martina

Martina

Projects Manager
Matteo

Matteo

Horticultural Director
Max

Max

Horticulturalist
Patricia

Patricia

HR Manager
Paul

Paul

Finance Director
Scott

Scott

Horticulturalist
Tristan

Tristan

Supervisor
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