SGD Awards finalist 2017 - Matt Keightley MSGD - Great Martins - Photo Stephen Studd
SGD Awards finalist 2017 - Emily Erlam - Roof Garden
SGD Awards finalist 2017 - Helen Elks-Smith MSGD - Harbour Garden
SGD Awards finalist 2017 - Karen Rogers - Courtyard Garden - Photo Caroline Mardon
SGD Awards finalist 2017 - Ian Kitson FSGD - Estuary Garden


Whether you want to create a brand new garden or are simply looking for an inspired new planting plan The Society of Garden Designers is here to help. Our members are some of the leading names in the industry, working across a wide range of projects from small courtyards and roof gardens to country estates and urban parks. All the garden designers listed on this website are fully accredited by the Society and are trained to turn your aspirations into reality. As an organisation with hundreds of creative minds, we are never short of ideas. Use our designer search facility to find the perfect designer for you.

We count some of the UK’s most talented landscape and garden designers among our members, including Tom Stuart-Smith, Dan Pearson, Julie Toll, Cleve West and Jo Thompson, as well as many other gifted designers. Use our search facility to discover the perfect designer for you, or use our Registered Practice search to find a Practice for your needs. 


Working with your chosen garden designer to create your ideal garden is an exciting journey. In this handy guide, you will find out how to prepare and convey a brief, establish and agree a realistic budget with your designer, communicate your needs clearly and effectively, and ultimately build a successful relationship which will result in a happy and productive experience for both of you during your time together.

News updates from the Society of Garden Designers and its Members, including details of the garden designers who have been shortlisted for the SGD Awards 2017, a scheme designed to recognise outstanding achievement in the industry. There are also updates on SGD members who won awards at the prestigious RHS shows, including RHS Chelsea, Tatton, Hampton Court, and Chatsworth.