We believe all gardens should be uplifting and joyful experiences.

Working in close harmony with your wishes and desires, together we will craft an outdoor space that you and your family can cherish for many generations to come.


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Based in Sussex and Gloucestershire

As we being your journey to a garden transformation, we will be with you all the way, from intial discussion to a glass of bubbly at the end.

Awards & Media Recognition


“He listened very carefully to our specific needs...”

Oliver stated his career at the world famous gardens Great Dixter in Sussex. He then progressed to study Garden Design at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Both these great gardens have given Oliver an exceptional plant knowledge that he exercises in every project. He firmly believes that it is the plants that make gardens look so spectacular. All Oliver's gardens also strike a perfect balance between hard and soft landscaping so they can be functional and beautiful at the same time.

Our process works in harmony with you...


The design process starts with an initial consultation so we can see the space and discuss your aspirations for it. We then produce a design and detailed drawings to enable the garden to be built to the highest specifications.


Although we do not physically build your new garden ourselves we are actively on hand throughout the build process conducting site visits and making sure the project runs smoothly.


Gardens take time too mature so we feel it is important our guidance does not stop when the build is completed. Included in our fees are visits throughout the first year of the gardens development so we can check on progress and advise where necessary.

We make it personal

Every garden we create is unique individually tailored to your needs and aspirations. We aim to work with you to realise your gardens potential and exceed your expectations in terms of design and plant choices in order to make it exceptional.

A Natural Plantsman

Before founding Oliver Rutman Garden Design, Oliver trained at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and at Great Dixter in Sussex. Both of these gardens are rebounded for their collections on plants and experimental plating combinations.

Horticulture at Heart

Planting a garden is a long term project. So we remain on hand even after the garden is completed to offer advice and guidance as the garden grows. In particular during the first year we will make a number of return visits to check on the gardens development.

What our customers say

Oliver has designed and created a beautiful garden that the whole family loves! He was very thoughtful about the brief and has always listened very carefully to our specific needs.The garden and light well he created are very imaginative and every part of the project has been well executed.

Book an appointment.

As we being your journey to a garden transformation, we will be with you all the way, from intial discussion to a glass of bubbly at the end.

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"

- Audrey Hepburn -

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