Designing gardens implies many skills, but above all creativity. Here you will find a selection of landscape architects that we believe will be of inspiration. Be they Australians like Paul Bangay, Chinese like Kongjian Yu, British like Dan Pearson or Italian like Patrizia Pozzi; ideas will come from all around the globe. We will sweep virtually across the world introducing you to talented garden designers who work locally or abroad. The criteria of selection is totally independent with direct links to individual websites so that you can have up to date information on projects. Discover Landscape architects that reinvent space, enhance the beauty of nature and create meeting places where man meets nature. Many are trend setters, others invent spectacular colour combinations with plants, some have a great sense of structure and a few include modern art. Every designer will suggest a garden to visit, a garden that has in turn inspired their work, a connection to the History of Garden Design that goes back centuries, far before it became a recognized profession.
Discover these great gardens of the world
Mark Lutyens started as a gardener in the early 1980s and then trained as a Landscape Architect. He worked as a draftsman assistant in a number of different offices before setting up his own practice in the mid 1990s. His first big job was at Cowdray Park in Sussex.
This is a Singapore-based practice that seeks out new meanings in the most seemingly mundane briefs, offering fresh interpretations of architectural spaces that meet the occupants’ needs, add values and enhance living, while co-existing harmoniously with nature and the environment.
Gilles Brusset creates ephemeral or perennial artistic projects through public or institutional commissions. He works in Paris in the Belleville district and, in conjunction with his artistic activity, conducts master works in gardens and public spaces.
Building up a specific professional knowledge, with vague boundaries and global operational scope, the initial company structure has developed in local branches and collaborators. Today the main seat in Lisbon, Portugal, is linked to the office in Treviso, Italia, and Luanda, Angola. The group is composed of Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers and Artists.
Alexandre Grivko is the co-founder, art director and chief landscape architect of the international garden design and landscaping company Il Nature, with its head offices operating in Paris and London. Born to a diplomatic family, since early childhood Alexandre was exposed to the best international educational programmes in architecture, horticultural and landscape design.
The 7000 square meter Ellipsehaverne, is one of the largest private garden projects in Denmark in recent years. It has been the private laboratory of visual artist Kjeld Slot ever since his beginning of a career as a professional landscape architect in 2004.
Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa
Brief Garden is the most talked about private garden in Sri Lanka. It was home to Bevis Bawa. Located only 20 minutes away from the Aluthgama town, it boasts five acres of landscaped garden.
In 2010, the Tree Museum officially opens its doors to visitors. It is created in a beautiful park of 75,000 square meters on the Obersee in Rapperswil-Jona, near Zurich. It shows a large number of trees selected from the collection of Swiss landscape architect and the collector of trees world famous Enzo Enea.
Todd brings to his garden design a sense of the complexities of our relation to the past that is informed by his training and experience as an architect, landscape architect, cultural geographer and historian.
Turenscape – Kongjian Yu
Turenscape was founded by Doctor and Professor Kongjian Yu (Doctor of Design, GSD, Harvard University) in 1998 and the company is a certificated first-level design institute by the Chinese government. With over 500 professionals, Turenscape is a multi- disciplinary design team that provides quality and holistic services in:
Dan Pearson Studio is a landscape design practice established in 1987 by internationally recognised landscape designer, Dan Pearson.
Founded by the late landscape architect Shlomo Aronson more than 50 years ago, the office is today headed by landscape architect Barbara Aronson and architect Ittai Aronson who continue to expand the professional legacy of a practice which creates responsible designs of all types and scales at all stages of planning.
Tatyana Lazareva, born 1985, is author of over 20 scientific articles and patents for inventions. She built more than seventy complete garden projects in Russia, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Wirtz International Landscape Architects
Founded by Jacques Wirtz, the studio is now run by his sons Martin and Peter.
Dangar Barin Smith
William Dangar is one of Australia’s pre-eminent landscape designers. With a career spanning 25 years and over 1000 gardens, William has designed and built some of the country’s most iconic residential landscapes.
Since 1985, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI), has developed a dynamic practice inspired by the ethic of stewardship of the land under the leadership of Raymond Jungles. The firm’s work is innovative yet timeless, proposing design solutions that respond to surrounding natural systems while restoring nature’s balance and harmony on a micro-scale.
Vladimir Tom Sitta
Sitta said: Gardens to me embody timelessness; ephemeral and anarchic. Time is a recurring theme in my designs. Time resents any attempt of its appropriation yet it is capable of universally responding to the contemporary human condition.
Wyer & Co.
Anthony Wyer didn’t start his career in landscape design. Instead, a background in structural landscaping afforded him the ability to understand how things work, or don’t work when it comes to design.
After 25 years of running his own practice, Kim now works as a strategic and conceptual landscape consultant. He collaborates with architects and landscape architects around the world and combines designing with the muddy practicalities of running a small farm in Hampshire, where he is now based.
Respect and nurture our planet, safeguard its beauty and its bounties for present and future generations: these are the ethics and principles which form the core of The Earth Charter, created in 2000 with the aim of promoting sustainable development on Earth. They are also the principles which have guided Agostino and Adriana Liuni, owners of the Rolej wine estate set amongst the undulating hills and sinuous valleys of Cavaglià and Roppolo in Piedmont, northern Italy.
A UK garden designer and landscape artist, now based in Wiltshire, Ivan Hicks is best known for his highly acclaimed imaginative and innovative designs, the most well known and celebrated being “Butterfly World” at St Albans in Herts, the ”Enchanted Forest” at Groombridge in Kent, and ”Garden in Mind” in Hampshire.
Architect, landscapistand urban planner, Andreas Kipar is the founder and Creative Director of the international landscape architecture studioLAND,with offices in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
Glasser and Dagenbach landscape architects in Berlin, Germany, was founded 1988 as GBRn
Safdie Architects – Jewel Changi Airport
Project Jewel, a mixed-use complex at Singapore’s Changi Airport, combines the marketplace and the garden in a new typology.
Alex Hanazaki is represented by a urban house where clients wanted to have a contemplative, colorful, intimate yet open garden embracing the architecture. The bold landscape design is inspired by the straight lines of architecture of this single floor house, collaborating closely with the architect and the clients.
Born in Algeria, he studied Landscape Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin from 1980 to 1986. During those years, he freelanced on several projects in Luxembourg and in Berlin. In 1996, he founded his own office, Kamel Loaufi Landscape Architects in Berlin. Since 2000, he is a curator member at Aedes/Berlin.
Chiara Adele Balsari
Freelance, she has worked with her mother architect Elena Balsari Berrone for more than forty years in Italy and abroad. Urban development plans and green, Parks and Public Spaces, Private Parks and Gardens, Industrial areas, Offices, Historic gardens.
An hour drive from Melbourne, Australia, this eight-hectare property is perched on a hill at Flinders with sweeping views over Western Port Bay. Designed by Ben Scott of Ben Scott Garden Design, the one-hectare garden seamlessly surrounds the low-slung contemporary country home.
Emanuele Bortolotti was born in Milan in 1955. Always passionated by nature and landscape, he graduated in Agricultural sciences and later specialized in garden architecture. He is one of the founders of studio AG&P greenscape, in which he is the sole director and the holder with Paolo Villa and Paolo Palmulli.
Marco Bay had two masters who introduced him to landscape architecture: Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and Nena Balsari. He founded his own studio in 1997, engaging in projects related to the garden and the landscape
GREENinc is an award-winning landscape architecture and urbanism consulting studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa which was founded in 1995 – just a year after the birth of democracy in South Africa and at the beginning of a new era for landscape architecture internationally.
Guided by a strong sense of inquiry, uncompromising design ethics and a deep appreciation of plant material and ecology the studio undertakes commissions ranging from the design of new cities, to projects with philosophical and poetic imaginations in landscapes of innumerable types and scales.
Art Biotop Water Gardens is a project by Junya Ishigami + associates. It is a botanical garden in Tochigi, Japan.
Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect, urbanist, artist and climate activist. Her work and teaching focuses on the urban public realm landscape and its importance in making cities “climate ready”.
Catherine FitzGerald seeks to create gardens which feel completely of their place rather than imposed, acting with nature and local idiom. Her guiding philosophy has always been the idea of the ‘Genius loci’ – summed up in Alexander Popes famous line ‘Consult the Genius of the place in all’.
Isabel Duprat is a Brazilian landscape architect, who founded her studio in São Paulo forty years ago. Along with her staff, she has developed numerous projects from conception to execution in an effort to identify the native assets of each site and enhance those potentials in the creation of pleasant spaces.
Patrizia Pozzi has always been passionate about Nature and Architecture and expresses her vocation in the profession of Landscape Architect.
Ronald van der Hilst
Ronald van der Hilst is a landscape architect, designer and artist. He has been living and
working in Antwerp (B) since 1993.
Michel Desvigne is a landscape architect internationally renowned for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work.
Kamelia Landscape Design is the design studio founded by Kamelia bin Zaal. Although her style of design has always been very contemporary she has become, over the last few years, an advocate for the use of indigenous plants and sustainable landscape design practises and therefore begun to design more natural organic landscapes.