It's centred around you and your needs
A time proven process for a design that's as personal as your house and reflects your style.
A full design package can be produced in as little as 4-6 weeks.
Designs are costed at between 7% & 12% of the build budget depending on the amount of work required.
Assess and brief
A site meeting and briefing session
We carry out a site assessment and then sit down with you to discuss your current garden, which direction you want it to go and what a realistic budget should be.
Back at the studio
I'll gather all your information and come up with a concept that meets your needs and one may possibly surprise you!
Presenting the concept
Normally the concept is presented in 3D with hand drawn sketches and is very close to the final design. Last minute tweaks and changes are then discussed.
Who is Stephen Ryan MSGD
Award winning Garden Designer based in Beaconsfield, a few miles west of London
and the Algarve in Portugal.
Registered Member of the SGD
Only 250 designers have reached this accolade
The Society of garden designers represents the industry and has a rigorous adjudication process to assure that only the most able and qualified designers become registered. I am proud to be a member and currently the treasurer of the national council of the SGD.
RHS Silver Gilt medal winner
For a garden at RHS Hampton court in 2013
Designing and project managing a garden at an RHS show is a dream for any designer. My garden celebrated 50 years since Martin Luther Kings
"I have a dream" speech in Washington DC and is one of the highlights of my career so far.
Parts of the garden were donated to the Stephen Lawrence Trust to be auctioned with the money raised going to help fund young students of Architecture.
I have also been on the build team of 3 medal winning gardens at Chelsea.
Would I do another one? Absolutely!
RHS horticulture certificate
Designing real gardens takes skill and knowledge
Having a garden look great when the build is done is hard enough. Making sure it will flourish and look even better in years to come requires experience and knowledge.
Trained by the best!
Dilpoma in Garden design & COntinuing education
I had the privilege of training in garden design at Hampton Court Palace under well known designer Annie Guilfoyle and then continuing to train with the late John Brookes MBE at the English School of GD in Chelsea.
I then worked for two RHS Chelsea medal winning design studios before starting my own business in 2012.
A depth of life experience
I have a truly international outlook having been brought up in Hong Kong and have lived in the US, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. I split my time between living in Portugal and England and over the past few years I have travelled all over India and bring all those influences when designing your outdoor space.
I have designed and delivered dozens and dozens of real gardens but before retraining and starting this career I spent 20 years in banking working for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and a number of smaller banks in Emerging markets. I bring to the table life experience and a deep desire to deliver outstanding customer service.