Andy Sturgeon Design World-Renowned
Garden Design in Edinburgh

Imaginative & Inspired

Founded in 1988, Andy Sturgeon Design is one of the UK’s most prestigious and recognised garden design practices. Spearheaded by multi-awarding designer Andy Sturgeon, the practice places a strong focus on creating dynamic and inspiring gardens and landscapes for private and commercial clients worldwide.

Stamens Mediterranean

Internationally Acclaimed

Andy Sturgeon is one of Britain’s most revered and respected garden designers and three-time winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Best Show Garden. Andy has won many prestigious awards in both the UK and internationally.

Andy also lectures across Edinburgh, Scotland, and further abroad.

old kennels


Specialising in both contemporary and traditional garden design, Andy and his team combine aesthetics and nature with functionality to create ecologically rich, sculptural, beautiful spaces.

We have worked on a number of high-profile projects across Scotland, including renovating and completely redesigning the grounds of Brodrick Castle for the National Trust for Scotland.

How we work

The practice is large enough to handle complex long term projects yet remains small enough to maintain a very personal approach with Andy remaining closely involved with every project, from the initial brief to the project’s completion.

Andy brings his fresh and innovative design to every project while working in sympathy with the garden surrounds and environment.

Andy has also completed several high-profile projects across the globe. This includes Homantin Hillside in Hong Kong, the landscape surrounding Ozyegin University in Turkey and a modern residential apartment complex in Yekaterinburg, Russia, to name just a few key projects.

see Andy's process

Our garden design process

Our design team offers a diverse range of skills and experience, with landscape architects, urban designers, accomplished horticulturalists and garden designers we are fortunate to have a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team allowing us to work across a range of scales and locations.


Firstly, Andy will spend some time getting to know what your aims and needs are for your outdoor space. From here, he will develop a written brief and provide you with a full breakdown and explanation of the design process, how it will work and the costs. Many of our projects are associated with new builds or extensive refurbishments and we are always happy to work within a wider team and process.


The survey process includes professionally surveying level changes, trees, buildings, utilities and services to safely form the basis of the design. Andy will also return to the site to take a full photographic survey and analysis to further complement and confirm the initial design concept. The cost of this survey is charged separately but the design team will be more than happy to arrange this on your behalf.

Design concept

Once the survey is completed, Andy will present you with a fixed fee for an initial proposal. This involves a fully comprehensive A3 book with hand-drawn illustrations of your design, 3D visuals and CGIs, precedent photos and a concept plan that will describe, in detail, how your finished garden will look. These plans are by no means set in stone, you may think of this as a discussion document, where any changes you require can be discussed and developed with Andy and the team.

We are also able to offer a QS service at this stage to provide reasonably accurate costings which can inform the following stages of the project.

Detailed design

Andy will then produce a detailed final design that will take into account any changes that arise through discussions during the design concept stage. This is a truly bespoke and meticulous final design, everything from the gate hinges to lighting schemes, water features and irrigation will be accounted for. This service and attention to detail is seldom seen elsewhere and we are extremely proud of the quality of information contained in these documents. Importantly this high level of detail will often save money later on by allowing the project to be accurately tendered and priced.


The planting process is typically allied to the detailed design stage. However, for clients who wish to remain closely involved in the planting design, Andy will work with you to ensure your demands and bespoke requirements are met. Alternatively, if you are happy for the team to have full rein over the planting process we are more than happy to do so.


The scheme will then be passed onto two or three landscape contractors trusted by Andy. They will be given a full tender package with drawings, specifications and bills of quantities required for pricing and construction. Site visit will then be arranged on a preferred date and time. They will then provide an itemised quote which Andy will personally analyse and from this, produce a tender report highlighting and addressing any concerns or merits of each.


Andy’s dedication to designing contemporary and traditional landscapes using sustainable materials and construction techniques allows us to reduce the environmental impact of our garden designs.

Some of the techniques we use include, but are not limited to:

  • Rainwater and greywater recycling
  • Drought-tolerant planting techniques (growing plants and flowers that won’t wither without water)
  • Designing and installing green roofs and walls
  • Reducing run-off into mains, drains and sewer lines
  • Planting schemes that focus on maximising biodiversity
  • Ethical sourcing of landscape materials in line with FSC and other environmental regulations
  • Urban greening and general waste minimisation measures

We take great pride in identifying new ways to design sustainable and ecologically rich gardens and landscapes for clients across Edinburgh and Scotland. View a full breakdown of our dedication to creating sustainable and biodiverse gardens and landscapes.

make an enquiry


Our work is frequently featured on television and in books, magazines and newspapers worldwide, with Andy regularly appearing on many major television channels and radio programmes.

make an enquiry

Book an appointment.

To arrange your appointment with Andy, you can contact us via email at, call us on +44 (0) 1273 672575, or complete our contact form.

Make an Enquiry

Contact Form