Andy Sturgeon Design Award Winning Garden Design in Kent
Imaginative & Inspired
Andy’s designs focus on combining aesthetics and nature with functionality to create ecologically rich, sculptural and beautiful private and commercial garden designs.
“Inspired by art and architecture, I explore the relationship between plants and structure and the wider landscape.” – Andy Sturgeon
Andy’s designs have won countless awards, including eight RHS gold medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He also won the coveted ‘Best Show Garden’ award in 2010, 2016 and 2019.
A third of Kent is designated an AONB. Our designs are devised to sit in sympathy within this wider landscape.
‘The Box House’ is a large family garden comprising a compact parterre, majestic lawn and various seating areas. It was the principal winner at the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). A further example of our work in Kent is a modern family garden in Cranbrook.
How we work
When you select Andy Sturgeon Design to design and oversee your garden project, you will receive a fully bespoke and personal garden design service from a distinguished team of designers and landscapers. 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. Both Andy and the team pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail and clear communication with clients to ensure a transparent garden design and landscape service.
Andy will be personally involved in your project and will work closely with you to help realise your garden design.
Our garden design process
Our process begins with arranging a personal consultation with Andy. Here, you will discuss your garden design ideas and plans, which can be conducted in person or over video call depending on your preference. Each stage of the process, from the brief to the garden’s completion is meticulously planned, with Andy personally overseeing the project.
A full breakdown of our tailored work process can be found below.
During the early stages, Andy will speak with you to get an understanding of what you hope to achieve with your outdoor space. This can be done in person or over video call. Andy will then begin developing a bespoke written brief which will detail the full breakdown and explanation of his proposed design process. This will also include how the work will be performed as well as the costs.
Surveying is a crucial part of the overall process. The survey forms the basis of your design and involves professionally surveying level changes, buildings, trees, utilities and services to ensure your proposed design is structurally sound.
Andy will return to the site to perform a full photographic survey and analysis once the surveying has finished. This process will further complement and ultimately confirm the initial design concept.
After the survey has been completed, Andy will present you with a fixed fee for an initial proposal. This proposal is presented in a bound A3 book. Inside, you will find hand-drawn illustrations of your garden design, alongside 3D visuals, CGI precedent photos and an overall plan that describes in fine detail, how your garden or landscaping project will look. The attention to detail is meticulous and personalised to your exact demands and requirements.
However, these plans are by no means final and you will have the opportunity to discuss any changes or alterations with Andy and his team before a final design is confirmed.
The detailed design is the final A3 book that includes any and all changes and alterations mentioned in the previous stage. Every single detail, big and small is covered in this final design, from gate hinges and lighting schemes to water features and seating areas.
This final plan will accurately reflect the cost and build process.
The planting stage is usually covered in the design stage but for clients who wish to remain closely involved in the planting process, you will be able to work with Andy to oversee this. If you are happy to entrust the team with the whole planting process, this can of course be arranged.
For tendering, the final design, drawing package, bills of quantities and any additional specifications will be handed two a few landscape gardeners trusted by Andy. The landscape gardeners will visit your garden on a date and time of your choosing to provide an itemised quote. Andy will personally analyse and from this, produce a tender report highlighting and addressing any concerns or merits of each.
We care greatly about the world we live in and do not take our responsibilities lightly. We keep up to date on plant health and bio security and source plants from nurseries who share our ethics. We design with the environment in mind. This includes:
- Greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting
- Recycling and use of composted materials
- Design of drought-tolerant planting
- Implementation of green walls and green roofs
- Sustainable drainage systems, permeable paving
- Reduction of runoff into mains drains and sewers
- Soft landscaping solutions for urban areas
- Waste minimisation measures
- Maximum biodiversity within planting schemes
- Urban greening
- Ethical sourcing of hard landscape materials and strict observation of FSC and other codes
- Low carbon lighting, energy controls and management
- BREEAM and CfSH aware
Our work is frequently featured on television and in books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. Andy regularly appears on gardening programmes for the major UK television channels and radio stations.