Our Directors

The UK’s leading garden design school combines the experience of two of the UK’s leading garden professionals Andrew Wilson and Andrew Fisher Tomlin. Both are successful garden designers in their own right with many design awards between them and extensive teaching experience.

Garden design school Director Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Director of Garden Design Studies

Andrew Wilson is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading garden design lecturers. He has been at the forefront of garden design teaching in the UK and overseas, for over 20 years and now teaches exclusively at our garden design school. Based in Surrey, England he is an award winning garden and landscape designer and of the McWilliam Studio based in Chiswick, working both nationally and internationally.   He is a former RHS show gardens judge, a past Chairman and a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers.

Andrew is also an author and writer with 11 books to his name including the No 1 Bestseller RHS Small Garden Handbook, Contemporary Colour in the Garden, Influential Gardeners, The Book of Garden Plans and the Book of Plans for Small Gardens. He is also the founding editor of The Garden Design Journal. His work with the Studio also features in many books and publications.

Andrew Fisher Tomlin

Andrew Fisher Tomlin

Andrew Fisher Tomlin is a Chartered Horticulturist and a Fellow of both the Society of Garden Designers, the UK’s professional body for garden design, and the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. He is well known for creating gardens and landscapes around the world and has won many awards for his work in a number of countries including Australia, the USA and New Zealand as well as in the UK. 

During his career he has chaired the selection for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has curated garden shows and festivals as far afield as Australia. He has also been a visiting lecturer at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The Smithsonian in Washington DC amongst other places. Andrew is also a Trustee of the industry’s charity Perennial and Patron of Veterans’ Growth based in Sussex.

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