Harry Holding Garden Design: a forward thinking, environmentally conscious design studio & maintenance company. Based in London, we work across the UK and internationally.
Growing up in a family of horticulturalists I’ve had my hands in the soil from a young age and developed a deep love and connection with the natural world. After working in Australia and across the UK for other designers, landscape firms and nurseries, in 2015 I set up a design studio and maintenance company based in London. In 2018 I was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious London College of Garden Design, Kew Gardens, graduating with a distinction and the college award for Top Student of the year. In 2020 I was selected for the ’30 Under 30′ award by Pro Landscaper magazine – 30 ‘rising stars’ within the industry under the age of 30. I’m a Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and our work has recently featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs 2021 series.
Two of our designs have recently been nominated for the esteemed annual SGD awards to be announced later in 2021. Click here to learn more about How We Work.
As a studio, we develop strong designs which use local, sustainable materials and innovative planting schemes to create bold, immersive and enchanting spaces. A signature blend of the contemporary with the natural delivers a juxtaposition between built form and naturalistic planting, crafting gardens which inspire and charm.
Working with our clients and listening to their needs, we design gardens to fit their context and surrounding environments. Taking inspiration from local landscape, architecture and plant communities the new schemes are firmly rooted to place. With a strong focus on spatial composition, form, textures and design details, our gardens deliver year round. From the vibrant, colourful height of summer to the cool, crisp depths of winter our clients enjoy their gardens throughout the year and delight in the ever evolving space.
Our designs are inspired by my own observations of plant communities in their natural environments around the world. Seeing how nature perfectly crafts stunning landscapes and plant combinations, I distill this into the designed form through ecological planting schemes and innovative uses of natural materials.
Sustainability and resilience is at the core of what we do, all the way from design concepts to our aftercare practices we aim to minimise our environmental impact and carbon footprint. Sourcing locally, planting to create rich, biodiverse ecosystems and employing organic gardening principles – our gardens are designed to last and enhance the lives of our clients and the natural world.