Professional garden designer and teacher since 1981

Garden design in a day
Small and large scale projects
Established since 1981
Member of BALI
Member of SGD
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About Us

Nigel Philips is an award-winning garden designer, teacher and enthusiast based in the South East. He trained at Merrist Wood College, and has been practicing professionally since 1981. Over the years, Nigel has been involved with a wide range of projects of varying complexities, giving him a broad knowledge and skill-set that led him naturally to teaching.

Garden Designer

Nigel’s philosophy is to take great care in creating garden designs that relate closely to the wishes of the client and how they want to use their space, and also to ensure that the surrounding landscape and property is closely allied to the final garden. His most popular service is his one-to-one service for smaller gardens, which delivers expert garden design in a single day.


With decades of varied experience under his belt, Nigel teaches regular courses  – you can find out more about these on his dedicated courses page. As an experienced speaker, he has also given past talks and lectures for the Royal Horticultural Society, The Hampton Court Flower Show, Countryside Living Association, Plumpton College and the House and Garden Show.

Awards & Recognition

Nigel has a strong reputation amongst his industry peers, earning him Fellowship with the Society of Garden Designers and a membership to BALI. Nigel is also a Chelsea Flower Show medallist and BALI award winner.

To discover more about Nigel and how he can give your garden a sense of place and personality, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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BALI 2016 Award Winner National Landscape Awards
SGD Finalist 2015 Awards

I had a great experience with Nigel designing my small garden. He was very thoughtful and collaborative in taking my input into his design work. Even more amazing was the…

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