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Design Practice

Founded by Rosemary Coldstream in 2006, we are an award-winning design practice with a reputation for creating gardens of exceptional quality.

Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Rosemary and her team have a wealth of horticulture knowledge and landscaping experience. We take on projects of all sizes, from city courtyards and roof gardens to large country estates.

Combining elegant planting and clean simple lines, each garden is constructed to the highest standards. We bring flair, thought and imagination to our projects – whilst always maintaining a focus on quality, attention to detail and customer service.

Regularly working with architects and interior designers, we approach each project as an opportunity to create stunning spaces that enrich our clients’ lives and add value to their homes.

We offer a complete range of services including garden design, construction management, planting design, garden styling and consultancy.

Design Philosophy

Our clients are at the heart of our practice. We always listen carefully and work with them to gain a detailed understanding of their individual needs and wishes.

We constantly strive for excellence – looking to create distinctive gardens that will give pleasure to their owners for many years, growing and maturing in harmony with their environment. We select plants fitted to their surroundings and always seek to enhance the ecological diversity and richness of the spaces in which we work.

We combine creative flair with a constant focus on professionalism. Clear communication, attention to detail, and delivering to the brief is paramount.

About Rosemary

Rosemary Coldstream is one of the UK’s leading garden designers, a multi-award winning designer in recent years.

A native New Zealander, she has lived and worked in the UK for 30 years, studying garden design at Capel Manor College in London.

Rosemary’s work is characterised by bold forms and naturalistic planting. She is influenced by the lush flora and dramatic landscapes of her childhood, combined with a lifelong passion for English garden traditions.

Rosemary brings a personalised friendly approach to designing that is entirely built around each client. She is a good listener and enjoys developing a dialogue with garden owners, to gain a deep understanding of their tastes and needs. She combines this with flair, imagination and experience to create distinctive gardens with real personality that sit perfectly in their surroundings.

Rosemary was awarded a Gold Medal at Hampton Court Flower Show 2018 for her ‘Best of Both Worlds’ garden.

In 2015 she won the prestigious SGD Award in the Pocket Garden Category. Rosemary became a triple winner at the 2019 BALI Awards, winning the top prizes for small courtyard garden and large garden categories.

Rosemary is a fully registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers, a title awarded to only 200 designers in the UK. She also sits on the Board of Directors of BALI, the British Association of Landscape Industries, and regularly writes and lectures on garden design.

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