Garden Design during Lockdown? Absolutely!
Video consultations and safe on-site visits are possible
Send me photos of your garden and a small sketch of how it's laid out
Then lets have a video meeting on Zoom or WhatsApp and we can brainstorm our way to an outline design
The next stage?
A distanced and safe site visit
I will visit the garden and carry out a basic survey or send a surveyor to visit for more complex and larger sites.
Ill then draw out a scaled design and discuss it with you on another video conference.
The final cut
what happens next
I will then send you paper copies of the design and the files in PDF to share with your contractor or I can have one of my preferred contractors bid for the work.
Design examples - Strong geometry
Great planting- creativity is personal
An outdoor space designed with you in mind for the house you love and the way you and your family live.
Specified in detail so you can compare landscapers quotes with confidence.
A well thought out design will save money and make sure you get the best garden possible for the budget.
The design stage- get the best garden possible for your budget.
The Tendering & Costing stage - compare apples with apples.
The build stage- control costs, quality and consult on changes.
A full design package can be produced in as little as 4-6 weeks.
Smaller concept designs from £1200, Planting plans from £600
Full designs from £1800
Exclusive access to some of the best local landscapers and specialised nurseries.
We can also offer full project management for the whole tendering and build process to make it as smooth as possible.
Why invest in your outdoor space?
In a 2019 Zoopla.com survey for the SGD:
Believe a well-designed garden is as or more important than a well-designed bathroom or kitchen
of people said that they would spend money on their garden to increase the value of their property
Special consultation offer-
At your garden- Try a 3 hour design session
Available During Weekdays Monday to Friday or a Saturday Morning during daylight hours
Why use a professional designer?
Using a registered designer will help ensure a great result.
The Society of Garden Designers
The UK's only society that vets and registers Garden Designers - Stephen is a full member and sits on the national council.
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
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.