Not for nothing is the annual Chelsea Flower Show the most respected gardening show on Earth: Britain is blessed with a natural pool of creative horticultural talent. Good landscaping can have a truly transformative effect on a property, taking drab spaces and making them attractive. It can also lend character to an unremarkable house.
It’s now also possible to fast-track the landscaping of a new country house by planting mature specimen trees. In one (albeit expensive) stroke, green fields can be converted into attractive parkland, resulting in something that might have taken a generation or two to achieve in a previous era.
From pocket-sized but beautifully formed London gardens to larger redesigns and landscaping projects, these designers are masters of the ability to ensure the garden relates and responds to its surrounding landscape and buildings.