Design Portfolio

Welcome to our Garden Design Portfolio home page. Simply scroll down to a category that seems appropriate to you and click through to see images of our work.

Walled garden, country garden, courtyard, roof garden, slick urban, cottage garden, kitchen, cutting edge or edible, we’ve designed them all. We’ve created outdoor spaces for living, relaxing, playing and entertaining in our signature contemporary gardens infused with naturalistic style.

All our gardens have been designed to suit the specific requirements of each client, from the selection of plants to the lighting scheme, the choice of materials, pots and furniture, to site specific maintenance plans.

Please browse through our studio’s portfolios to draw inspiration, ideas and enthusiasm for your projects. Or give our team a call on 01730 825650 to discuss how we can turn your ideas into reality with our expert, award-winning garden design services.

Country gardens – Click here to view the portfolio

From idyllic rural retreats to large country estates, our expertise in country garden design delivers garden designs that enhance your home and your grounds, and fully utilise the natural advantages of your surrounding landscape.

It’s very true that ‘growing your own’ has never been so popular, and our innovative vegetable garden designs turn your outside space into a feast for eyes and tastebuds all year round by integrating annual and perennial vegetables and edibles into regular planting. Just pick, eat, enjoy.

If you’ve a courtyard garden, typically a square or rectangular space surrounded by walls or buildings, then we’d be delighted to help. These spaces, where high walls provide a real sense of enclosure are eminently comfortable and private. We like to think of courtyards as garden snugs; intimate spaces where a garden becomes the perfect oasis to entertain, relax or simply just be. Maximise your living space all year round with a cleverly designed courtyard garden; cool in summer, cosy on winter nights, and an outdoor living space to love all year round.

And if you’re looking to include water in you garden with the addition of a swimming pool, spa, hot tub, pond, rill or standalone feature, we use tried and tested construction techniques to design water features that, depending on your requirements, calm, sooth or excite.

We realise that living in a listed building present unique challenges, not least of all when you want to make changes in your garden. And the challenges just get bigger when your garden is also listed, or a scheduled monument – our studio is experienced in dealing with planning departments.

Urban gardens – Click here to view the portfolio

Oasis of calm or cutting edge entertainment space? We’ve created plenty of city gardens for clients in London and other cities in the south east.

A tiny space is still full of potential but with lots to cram in, the task in hand can seem overwhelming. We’ll look at how you and your family use the space, how you’d like it to look, to perform, how much time you use afford to maintain it, and of course make the very best use of your budget. Small gardens need to work very hard, so we’ll work hard to ensure that your tiny outdoor space delivers all you require in spades.

Reclaim your roof space with a garden or terrace that lives 24/7/365. From glass and steel contemporary to leafy retreat, our team can help create a space that’ll make you celebrate your lack of garden.

A well designed front garden creates a welcoming entrance, a great first impression, and a pleasing journey from house to street for you, the owner. Planted front gardens turn our towns and cities into pleasant places to be, buzzing with wildlife and bringing colour into the lives of every passer by. Our front gardens can add value to a property, and if you’re considering selling, may even clinch that house sale.

We delight in creating wow-factor gardens – spaces that amaze, delight and astound friends and family alike. Spaces that take gardening conventions and turn them on their heads to dramatic effect. Gardens that are unique, quirky, fun, breathtaking, and as stylish and characterful as you are.

Planting – Click here to view the portfolio

Be it architectural, native prairie, Mediterranean or jungle, our studio simply can’t get enough of plants. There’s no doubt, we love them all. With years of experience, (did you know that Ann-Marie used to work in a nursery?) we know that every garden is different with its own unique qualities of light, aspect, exposure and soil type. We delight in choosing an exclusive planting palette for each garden we design that will create atmosphere and hold our clients interest, year round, for years to come.

Commercial – Click here to view the portfolio

The very first view of your building all your visitors experience is from the outside, so it’s important that your exterior spaces reflect your company’s values. Equally, your premises are where your employees spend a great deal of their lives, so why not maximise what’s available to create spaces that enhance that working day just a little?

At Ann-Marie Powell Gardens, we take time to understand your sites requirements, your daily activities and the needs of your clients and staff. We often work with architects, property developers, interior designers and contractors, and we have a deep interest in hard landscape design, so we can design for visual impact and practicality combined. We can reinvigorate neglected spaces, create roof gardens, provide sunny terraces, and even enhance the look of smoking areas and car parks.

Award-winning show gardens – Click here to view the portfolio

We are proud to have been awarded gold medals At RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court, awards that recognise excellence design, planting and imagination.

To discuss how Ann-Marie Powell Gardens can create a garden design that’s just right for you, call us, email us or complete our enquiry form. We cover Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, and most areas of southern England, plus inner and outer London boroughs. We also undertake international commissions on request.