behind the drawing board

‘Having spent my childhood growing up in the English countryside, I studied garden design and writing in London which seemed a natural progression to my love of everything creative.’

After graduation Andrew cut his teeth with The White Dutton Partnership before joining the late John Brookes as his Associate Designer.

‘Brookes taught me how to look; he had a great skill for reading a space and listening to the client.  I use this to learn from the local vernacular treating each garden as if it is my first design.’

In addition to running his practice, Andrew is Managing Director of the world renowned Inchbald School of Design. 

‘I am passionate about teaching, in particular the communication of the design process.  Nothing pleases me more than seeing a student master a complex design to the delight of their client.’

Andrew enjoys designing a wide spectrum of gardens, be it a small city space or a large sprawling country estate.

Having designed gardens for over 25 years I have been lucky enough to work close to home but also internationally.  More recently the studio has completed designs in Surrey and India. It is this versatility of the differing vernaculars that I find incredibly exciting.’

A line is not just a line it is a conversation

John Brookes

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