Andy Sturgeon Design World-Renowned
Garden Design in Hampshire

Creating Places

Led by multi-award-winning landscape and garden designer Andy Sturgeon, we specialise in the design of inspiring gardens from classical to contemporary.

Our designs are known for their timeless architectural qualities, innovative planting and sculptural characteristics.

Internationally Acclaimed

Andy Sturgeon Design is one of the most revered and recognised garden designers in the world. Andy has won many accolades, including eight Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as well as winning the highly coveted “Best Show Garden” three times, most recently in 2019.

Stamens Mediterranean

Hampshire

At Andy Sturgeon Design, commissions range from private roof gardens to iconic public spaces and country estates across the UK.

We are well versed in all aspects of the planning process. Whether you intend to build a Para 80 (formerly Para 79) house of exceptional quality in a rural location, you have a historic building, are in a conservation area or the New Forest National Park, Andy Sturgeon Design provides the knowledge you need.

How we work

We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to produce unique schemes, bringing a fresh and individual approach to each and every project, with Andy being personally involved in the project from the initial brief to completion. Andy takes great care to bring your vision to reality and create an ecologically rich and truly bespoke garden.

From commercial projects to large private gardens our multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled landscape architects, urban designers, accomplished horticulturalists and garden designers allows us to work across a range of scales.

Our garden design process

While every garden and landscape is unique and each project has a life of its own, they tend to follow similar journeys, which is detailed in our ‘how we work’ process. No matter the size or scale of the project, our practice handles each individual project with the same meticulous attention to detail.

“I’ve worked on gardens all around the world, from tiny roof terraces to large rambling estates. I adore the space and freedom of designing large rural country gardens just as I relish the challenge and excitement of designing for the urban environment.” – Andy

Brief

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.

Survey

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.

Planting

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.

Tendering

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.

Sustainability

Andy is always looking for new ways to reduce his garden design’s environmental impact. We take an ecological and sustainable approach when it comes to designing gardens and landscapes, such as incorporating rainwater and greywater recycling in water features alongside sustainable drainage systems, implementing green walls and roofs where possible and achieving maximum biodiversity within planting plans, to name a few.

We also use:

  • Low carbon lighting in both private and commercial garden designs in Hampshire 
  • Drought tolerant planting
  • Reduction of run off into drains and sewers
  • Waste minimisation measures
  • Urban greening & soft landscaping solutions for urban areas
  • Ethical sourcing of hard landscape materials and strict observation of FSC and other codes
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Portfolio

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

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Unrivalled experience

Andy founded Andy Sturgeon Design in 1988 and has since become one of the most revered and recognised garden designers in the world. Andy has brought home many awards, including eight RHS Gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show, as well as winning the coveted “Best in Show“ three times, most recently in 2019. 

Both The Sunday Times and House & Garden magazine place Andy in the Top Ten list of landscape designers in Britain, with recent accolades including Gold Awards from Singapore, Korea and Philadelphia and top awards from the UK’s Society of Garden Designers in 2020. 

Some of Andy’s biggest projects include:

Andy’s work is frequently featured on television and in books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. You may have also noticed Andy presenting the Chelsea Flower Show on the BBC for over 15 years, as well as featuring on several major gardening shows.

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

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