What sets Garden Design Cambridge apart from other garden companies is our 25 years of garden design experience combined with an undiminished enthusiasm and love for planting. We are garden design experts that know which plants and structures perfectly complement each other; when they’ll work together and where they’ll work together.

Our Cambridge garden designers know that when a garden is well prepared, set out and properly cared for, it will perform successfully throughout all four seasons, year after year. Garden Design Cambridge are always happy to advise on the best planting practices and only source the highest-quality plants from local nurseries to ensure your outdoor space is bursting with life all year round.

During your consultation with one of our Cambridge garden designers, we will discuss various garden designs and planting schemes with you, to help your garden fulfil its absolute potential. Some of the popular planting schemes Garden Design Cambridge often work with include:

Formal Planting

This style of planting is usually set out in carefully-planned, geometric and often symmetrical shapes and blocks and full of straight lines and creates a very clean, traditional, formal look. However, lawns, hedges, trees and foliage in these gardens need to be neatly clipped and continually maintained for maximum effect.

Informal Planting

Informal planting creates a more relaxed and softer feel in a garden. The garden is in fact integrated and organised but appears to flow far more naturally than a formal garden, often using meadow wildflowers and various plants growing amongst each other.

Traditional Herbaceous Border

Herbaceous borders are a firm favourite of large country house gardens and are often planted in front of high walls to produce a huge visual impact. A more contemporary technique we recommend is using herbaceous plants as an island bed, to be viewed from all sides.

Mixed Borders

Mixed borders consist of hardy, durable shrubs combined with brightly coloured perennials and bulbs, meaning your display will change colour beautifully over the four seasons.

Cottage Garden

Informality is key in a cottage garden; there are very few rules and it’s a style of mixed planting that can be adapted to even the smallest of gardens. Cottage gardens have a romantic, rustic charm: paths made from reclaimed bricks, old ceramic sinks and iron troughs as planters, mixed with self-seeding annuals, perennials and vegetables that don’t need much maintenance.

Prairie Garden

A contemporary but informal style of garden that does away with the lawn and traditional flowerbeds altogether. Discreet paths meander through a thick layer of low-maintenance perennials, wildflowers and tall grasses. Prairie gardens are great for attracting butterflies and bees.

Garden Design Cambridge can design and install a huge variety of different containers for whichever style of garden you choose, including raised timber beds and hanging baskets to provide splashes of vibrant colour at eye level.

Garden Design Services


Residential and Commercial Landscape Design

I loved dealing with Garden Design Cambridge. They did an amazing job from beginning to end, I couldn’t be happier with my garden.

Joshua Barnett, Great Shelford

Complete restyling of my garden

Thank you for all your help and the implementation of my project!

Veronica Hubbard, Cambridge

Garden redesign

This was the second time I have redesigned my garden and Garden Design Cambridge surpassed my expectations.

Claire Donaldson, Fen Ditton

Complete garden rebuild

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6 French's Rd Cambridge CB4 3LA