Nature provides our inspiration. Every landscape communicates a subtle narrative formed from the underlying geology which is then sculpted by weathering and erosion. Plants generally grow happily in most locations and form diverse communities that require no human intervention. Our work translates these ideas into gardens creating spaces that connect people back to the wild.

The familiar form of the South Downs.
Dried earth and flood debris left on soil surface.
Grass meadow with native flowers dotted across the surface. 
Bracken and grasses transitioning into pine woodland.
Birch stumps creating show garden feature. 
Box Hill road snaking through North Downs landscape. 
Rugged Marina wall sweeping out to sea.
Grasses forming soft edge to cycle path.
Flood debris and layered planting photographed on remote beach in Canada. 
Planting pockets and water pools on rock slab.
Heathers and with grasses dotted through the landscape.
Grass landscape with linear wood stacks from forestry work. 
Local Geology

    The landscape in the South  is formed from three sedimentary rock types. The Weald Clay (the oldest), Lower Greensand and Chalk (most recent) were laid at distinct geological periods and very different climatic conditions. The layers of rock were eventually uplifted during the collision that created the Alps, forming a highland area over Mid Sussex (roughly 2km above current sea level). 

    Erosion over the past 70 million years has since sculpted the land into the distinctive profile of the North and South Downs. The denudation of the land gradually exposed the Lower Greensand and Weald Clay and explains the varied flora across the southern counties. This region supports beautiful chalk meadows seen along the South Downs to heathland found in the High Weald. Plenty of inspiration to draw upon when designing gardens!

    • modern landscape + garden design
      inspired by nature
    • Garden Design &
    • Landscape Design