“Everything they touch turns to gold”

Telegraph

A well designed garden will always improve a home.

HPLD is here to help you achieve the best garden for your particular site and needs.

H. Parsons

Our Projects

Landscape design

Complete design, partial redesign or review of your garden and/or surrounding landscape.

Planting proposal

New planting schemes, rejuvenation of out dated or tired beds, transformation of problem areas and revitalisation for an event or party.

Construction management

Site supervision, contract administration and co-ordination with the other professionals involved in a project

Maintenance advice

– One-off or a series of visits giving advice for the care and nurture of your garden.

– Provision of a maintenance schedule specific to your garden.

– Advice for you or your gardener on planting problems.

Consultation

Short or long term professional on site advice.

Assistance for designers

Short and long term help to ease the workload during any stage of a project. .

About Us

Our Story

I studied Landscape Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University and the 3 year Diploma in Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.   This combination of skills is rarely seen in the world of Garden Design and allows me to provide a more rounded approach to each project.

I began by developing a horticultural grounding working as assistant head gardener at Harewood House and head gardener at Barnsley House for Rosemary Verey.  This formed an invaluable practical backbone especially when I moved into Landscape Design in 2001.   Now I focus on design but am never happier than when I am doing a planting scheme or getting my hands dirty in a garden.

I have worked for practices in Dubai and, for the last 15 years, for the London based firm del Buono Gazerwitz Ltd.   This has given me a diverse experience in designing projects of all sizes, requirements and budgets and the ability to carry out site supervision, contract administration and co-ordination with the other professionals involved.

I have been very actively involved in four consecutive Chelsea Flower Show Gardens for the Telegraph & M&G Investments with varying responsibilities for each whether designing, planning and/or planting. Each garden has been awarded a gold medal with the latter two achieving the sought after ‘Best in Show’ in 2016 for Andy Sturgeon and in 2017 for James Basson.

I am now running my own practice designing and advising large and small, town and country, old and new gardens.   I love creating a new garden but I’m equally happy breathing new life into an old garden.