About

nd:studio is a creative landscape design company with a love of simple, natural and ecological spaces.

Our Brighton office works on projects of all scales over the UK. Much of our work is collaborative; with architects and other consultants to deliver high quality schemes for planning.

We believe in a work-life balance to ensure health and happiness of the team.

Nicholas Dexter (Principle + Owner): Nicholas studied Geology at the University of Manchester developing a passion for wild landscapes. After graduating he trained as a landscape designer at Plumpton College and has been in business for 20 years.

Between 2005 - 2013 he designed several show gardens at RHS Wisley, Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Show. Nicholas is a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, on the Mid Sussex Design Review Panel and lectures at KLC and Plumpton. Outside work he is a keen marathon runner and proud dad.

Zaidee Penhaligon (Principal Landscape Designer):
Zaidée is involved in all projects and specialises in providing the technical detail to deliver our designs. Her diverse experience includes 8 years working in project management before transitioning to landscape design after studying at Plumpton College. Her first show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace was awarded a silver medal. Zaidée’s personal interests include permaculture, food, reading and hiking and she is planning to walk part of the Camino de Santiago this year.

Llewlywn Thomas (Landscape architect + 3D visualiser)
Llewellyn provides creative energy and specialises in 3D design. His visualisation skills allow us to explore design concepts and illustrate proposals to clients. He is also a semi-professional cyclist and covers ridiculous mileage before and after work.