ANN-MARIE POWELL

Gold-medal winning garden designer

Ann-Marie Powell is a multi-award winning garden designer, television presenter, journalist and author, who divides her time between designing innovative gardens for private clients, companies and charities, and enthusing people about gardening through her books, television appearances and articles in national newspapers and magazines.

Award-winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell

ANN-MARIE POWELL GARDENS

Ann-Marie started her innovative, energetic garden design practice in 1998, and has built an impressive portfolio of gardens designed to combine the best of contemporary design with innovative use of materials in a naturalist style.

Her portfolio includes

  • Private and commercial gardens (including Grade 1 and 2 listed)
  • Roof terraces and public spaces
  • Hotels, spas and private school gardens and grounds
  • Gold medal-winning show gardens at RHS Chelsea
  • Hospices, community gardens and development projects.

Ann-Marie designs all her gardens with her team in their studio near the South Downs on the West Sussex/Hampshire border, where they are constantly inspired by the surrounding, ever-changing landscape.

To discuss your gardening project or landscape design requirements, call Ann-Marie Powell Gardens on
+44 (0) 1730 825650

Ann-Marie is an RHS Hampton Court (2015) and RHS Chelsea Gold (2010) and Silver Flora (2011) Medalist, designing eye-catching show gardens for Macmillan Cancer Research, Green and Blacks, and The British Heart Foundation in association with Brewin Dolphin Investments.

In 2015, Ann-Marie was delighted to be asked by the Royal Horticultural Society to design and exhibit their official RHS ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Garden at RHS Chelsea in May 2016, and by BBC Countryfile (in association with the RHS) to design their 30th anniversary garden at RHS Hampton Court in 2018.

Her work at children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House was the winner of the Society of Garden Designers 2017 Healing or Learning Garden, the same year her work at the Sopwell House Hotel was a finalist in the Public or Commercial Outdoor Space.

Ann-Marie Powell is a Society of Garden Designers and Landscape Institute Awards judge, and a Judge and Garden Selection Panel member for the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows.

Even if you’ve never met Ann-Marie, you’ll probably recognise her from numerous TV appearances on major UK channels, including BBC TV coverage of the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show alongside fellow presenters such as Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don, and Carol Klein.

She has also appeared on many makeover gardening shows, using her experience and expertise to overcome problems and creating innovative and affordable design solutions.

BBC1 — Garden SOS, Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court coverage

BBC2 — The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage

ITV — This Morning, Sky High, House of Horrors, Grass Roots, The Alan Titchmarsh Show

Channel 4 — Garden Doctors, Lost Gardens, Real Gardens, Gardener’s Gardens, The Great Garden Challenge

UK Style and UKTV Gardens — Take Three Gardeners, Garden Rivals, A Garden for All Seasons, Garden Challenge, Our House

If you would like Ann-Marie to front a new TV garden show, be a guest presenter, a radio show guest, or even appear on your gardening podcast, give her a call to discuss your project.

Ann-Marie has written no less than four informative and inspiring books published in the UK, USA and Europe. These books draw on her real-life experiences with trowel and spade, and her own love of unusual materials and hard landscape design.

Ann Marie-Powell’s Plans for Small Gardens (2012)

Landscaping Solutions for Small Spaces (2011)

Urban Gardens (2006)

Hardscape / Hard Landscaping for the Garden (2001)

As a respected and well-known garden designer and garden expert, Ann-Marie’s articles have featured in national and international publications as diverse as The English Garden, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times, Prima, The Times, The Glasgow Herald, Elle Decoration, House Beautiful and Gardens Illustrated. Her natural wit combined with down to earth advice and ‘can do’ style is much in demand by editors and readers alike.

If you would like Ann-Marie to pen an article for your newspaper, magazine, expert blog, catalogue or brochure, please do get in contact.

Since 2010, Ann-Marie has written a blog covering all aspects of her gardening career and skills, from teaching kids to plant seeds to places and buildings that have inspired her. You can read the latest installment here.

During the pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, Ann-Marie created My Real Garden on Instagram, a live show where she inspires and shares her real garden and those of her many devoted followers, both here and abroad. After 100 daily episodes, the Instagram TV show has matured into a twice-weekly live event for her 12,000+ followers and counting. Join in the fun and banter on Instagram at @myrealgarden

Such is Ann-Marie’s passion for all things gardening and landscape that she is often asked to give talks to interested groups, at conferences, seminars, workshops and at gardening events and shows. She is also very social media savvy, should you require an online guest speaker for your podcast, Zoomcast or InstaTV show.

Ann-Marie is also extremely proud, honoured and delighted to have been asked in 2016 to become a patron of Greenfingers, a charity dedicated to supporting the children who use hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends and siblings. Discover more at www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk

For genuine reviews, feedback and comments from a diverse range of very satisfied clients, see our Testimonials page.

To book Ann-Marie for any event, book signing, garden show, lecture or TV show:
Call: +44 (0) 1730 825650
Email: [email protected]

Award winning designer Ann-Marie Powell working on planting plans in the design studio