Design

This design portfolio illustrates the broad range of skills and design styles that the Landform design team can offer clients. The design teams' aim is to produce gardens and landscapes tailored to client's requirements and desires. The design philosophy is to produce unique spaces complementing architectural features and the surrounding landscape.

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The Urban Rain Garden

The Urban Rain Garden, People's Choice Awards winner in the category for Best Conceptual and Garden for a Changing World, was designed by Rhiannon Williams. It showcased the front and back garden of a typical terraced urban house. Rhiannon reflected the elements most of us look for in our gardens; space for plants, parking, a place to eat and a relaxed seating area in her interactive design, enabling visitors to walk through the middle of the garden and view it from all sides. The garden seamlessly and beautifully channelled rainwater, within both gardens, using a series of carefully created features. Harnessing and re-using water is becoming more important as the UK faces periods of drought alongside extremely wet conditions or flash floods. The Urban Rain Garden gave gardeners practical methods to address these concerns wrapped up in a design that has clean lines and is easy to maintain.

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Designer: Rhiannon Williams

The Seedlip Garden

This conceptual garden is inspired by the story of Seedlip, its 17th-century apothecary origins and modern-day pioneering approach to distillation. Set in symbolic oak housing with copper detailing, ‘old meets new’ laboratory-style benches showcase these respective eras. A central abstract copper sculpture depicts the 350-year-old journey from book to bottle that inspired Seedlip’s founder to develop the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits in his kitchen in the woods. Copper pipework and channels carry water through the garden, in tribute to their importance in the process of distillation. The garden’s planting palette is influenced by Seedlip’s botanicals and species relevant to both modern and ancient herbal medicine. Photos taken by Derek St Romaine.

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: Catherine MacDonald

The Squires Garden 2016

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Designer: Catherine MacDonald

Hartley Botanic Show Garden 2016

A glasshouse structure attached to a walled garden is the focal point of this large garden. It is both folly and retreat, and houses tropical, aquatic and carnivorous plants. Views of the surrounding woodland can be appreciated and enjoyed from within the glasshouse.rnrnThe garden celebrates the British-engineered glasshouse structures created by Hartley Botanic. It features an element of traditional walled garden complete with colourful mixed perennials, fruit and vegetables. The surrounding woodland contains mixed native and ornamental planting in a naturalistic style. Around the pool the planting is soft with a gentle colour palette of white, blue and pink, which helps to create a feeling of enclosure. Photos taken by Gary Rogers & Catherine MacDonald

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: Catherine MacDonald

Massachusetts Garden 2014

SIlver medal winning Show Garden sponsored by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. Design inspired by the natural landscape of Cape Cod: it included leather applique panels by Susannah & a planting design by Catherine that used many plants native or naturalised to Cape Cod.*Photos by Gary Rogers & Landform

Type: Show Garden

Location: Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Designer: C MacDonald & S Hunter

Khora Spaces Ltd

Winner of the RHS Director General's Award for Best Trade Exhibit. The bespoke building was designed by Louis Calmels of Khora Spaces Ltd, with layout & planting design by Catherine MacDonald of Landform. *Photos by Gary Rogers & Helen Fickling

Type: Show Exhibit for Khora Spaces Ltd

Location: Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Designer: Catherine MacDonald

Desolation to Regeneration

Gold & Best Conceptual Garden sponsored by Landform. Concept inspired by the film ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'. This walk-through exhibit portrayed the powerful desolation of fire and subsequent regeneration through the abstract use of plants, sculptures and sensory stimulation.*Photos by Jacqui Hurst & Landform

Type: Show Garden

Location: Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

Designer: Catherine MacDonald

Massachusetts Garden 2013

SIlver Gilt medal winning Fresh Garden sponsored by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. Design inspired by the poems of Massachusetts native Emily Dickinson: it included leather applique panels by Susannah & a soft naturalistic style planting scheme by Catherine.*Photos by Steve Wooster & Landform

Type: Show Garden

Location: Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Designer: C MacDonald & S Hunter

The Landform Garden

Gold medal winning & Best Summer Garden sponsored by Landform, the design was influence by the 'High Line' in New York and involved linear hard landscape elements softened by naturalistic planting and included a sunken seating area, shade structure & water features. *Photos by Steve Wooster

Type: Show Garden

Location: Hampton Court Flower Show 2012

Designer: Catherine MacDonald

Gibraltar Commonwealth Park

The client for this project was the Government of Gibraltar; the brief was the design and creation of the first public park in Gibraltar since the Alameda was opened in 1816. The design of the park had to link back to its British roots and have a colonial feel with the following elements included; a large open grass area, a bandstand, a formal water feature and an informal water feature. These elements had to reflect traditional British parks and values as well as creating a Mediterranean atmosphere. The client also wanted to include Mediterranean Oak and other large specimen shade trees. The design of the park needed to be sympathetic to the multifunctional use that was expected of the space, as well as making it an environmentally aware and sustainable park.

Type: Public Park

Location: Gibraltar

Designer: Nilufer Danis

St George's Hill

The design package for this project included a full set of drawings & mood images. We also installed the soft landscape package and water features for this project. Various pots from Atelier Vierkant were used in the garden, being supplied by Landform. * Photos by Landform in the first season after planting

Type: Private Garden

Location: St George's Hill, Surrey

Designer: Landform

Our First Home, Our First Garden

Gold medal winning & Best 'Low Cost, High Impact' Garden, sponsored by Landform. A low cost, sustainable & low carbon footprint garden, using reclaimed scaffold boards, recycled ceramic gravel & salvaged part from a Model T Ford. *Photos by Steve Wooster

Type: Show Garden

Location: Hampton Court Flower Show 2012

Designer: Nilufer Danis for Landform

Children's Society '10, '09 & '08

These three consecutive Gold medal winning Show Garden designs for Chelsea Flower Show were sponsored by the Children's Society. The 2010 garden included a pizza oven, a plunge pool and Marshall's Scoutmoor paving cut to an intricate design by a high-pressured water-jet. *Photos by Steve Wooster & Landform

Type: Show Gardens

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: Mark Gregory

Holland Park

This project involved the design and installation of the garden design. As well as plans and elevations this garden design package included the design of a new lighting scheme and specification of all soft and hard landscape palettes

Type: Private Garden

Location: Holland Park, London

Designer: Landform

Tourism Malaysia

As well as installing this Gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2010 we were employed to produce the design package for the garden including plans, elevations, 3D model of the garden design & detail drawings. *Photos by Steve Wooster

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: James Wong & David Cubero