As a qualified Landscape Architect with over 25 years experience in design, planting and horticulture I pride myself on producing well thought out design solutions that meet the requirements of my clients brief. My passion for design will be evident throughout the process from initial consultation to completed design.


Hard landscaping, Soft landscaping, Garden buildings/structures

We met Dru in 2013 when we were looking to redesign our rear garden which was sadly neglected and unloved. Over several consultations were we discussed several design styles we loved his vision of a urban garden with lots of design features including planters over two levels, patios to catch the sun and views of the garden through the day and incorporating our existing deck. He translated this vision into a detaiiled layout drawing with a complete planting list. Hard landscape construction started late September 2014 with the first planting section carried out in September 2015. The second planting section is now complete with the remaining small planting areas, lawn and extended deck to be finish soon. Dru has provided invaluable help and advise throughout the project and enthusiasm Is infectious. Great Job!
Maurice, Garden Design and Planting Consultation
We engaged Dru in 2018 to design a contemporary garden for a new build property. We selected Dru having met with a number of other designers basing our decision on the impressive catalogue of previous work, the quality of plans and video walkthrough, but ultimately because we felt comfortable that he had the appropriate skills and was easy to engage with.

During the site visits Dru listened to our list of various requirements and was able to focus on what was important - an achievement given the often-conflicting requirements we provided. Dru skill was demonstrated as we selected his first design unmodified.

Separate to the design process, Dru also assisted us with the selection of contractor to implement his design, joining us as we met with the potential candidates. Given the investment we were very grateful for his help and very satisfied with the choice.

Throughout the build process Dru was able to answer questions before the build (when we were selecting furniture and need details on measurements), during the build whenever queries were raised or design decisions required, and after completion when we had queries related to subsequent planting.

Having now lived with the completed garden for almost a year (trust me - during 2020 we used it a lot) it is very clear to us that Dru nailed the original brief.

John Holloway, Garden Design and Build
After a strong recommendation from friends, we employed Dru to prepare a landscape plan for our new build contemporary house in an AONB setting. He prepared a plan taking account of a sloping and exposed site, complicated by strict planning requirements and neighbour objections.The plan successfully reflects the surrounding countryside and ensures that, despite its contemporary appearance, the house nestles unobtrusively into the landscape.

We are very impressed by the way Dru approached a difficult brief. He listened to us and used our thoughts to influence his proposals. His presentations to us were clear using the latest technology (including 3D Flythroughs) and hard copy plans. He also made an electronic Webex presentation to our neighbours followed by a site visit to clarify the proposals to them.

Overall, a very professional, flexible and approachable landscape designer whom we highly recommend.

Adrian Gifford, Landscape Design

Landscape designer

Level of experience

5+ years experience


Dacorum, East of England

Distance preference

I don't mind

Company type:

Freelance individual

Preferred project Budget

£10,000 - £500,000+