Steven Harris

Growing up in the North East of England, near to Northumberland National Park, the Northumbrian coastline and the Lake District National Park gave Steven a love for nature and natural landscapes from an early age.

During a career in IT Project Management, gardening, planting and creative pastimes such as sketching and painting, became a way to unwind from the stresses of the day and Steven ultimately left this career to embark upon the journey of becoming a garden designer – combining his love of nature with his creative talents.

Whilst living in Brisbane, Steven was successful in securing a place at the acclaimed London College of Garden Design, and soon after, temporarily returned to the UK to be based at Kew Gardens, where his studies have allowed him to work alongside and learn from some of the most acclaimed designers in the gardening world. This included a period helping at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, working on the IKEA garden.
Steven graduated from the London College of Garden Design with a Distinction.

Having returned to Brisbane, Steven is now excited to compliment his design skills with Australia’s love for outdoor living, using a range of new planting associations and materials to create beautiful outdoor spaces. His background in project management gives him a good understanding of the importance of working closely with clients on the development of the design brief and maintaining a professional approach.

My Instagram profile can be viewed at: steveharris_landscapedesign



Biography:

Steve Harris Landscape Design aims to produce stunning, yet practical gardens in a range of styles tailored to each client’s brief. Combining contemporary aesthetics with ecological principles, our approach to landscape design aims to encompass elements of the endemic landscape by incorporating local native plants and natural materials. Sympathetically blending the site architecture into the surrounding landscape and minimising environmental impact is also key and we are always keen to pursue the potential of new materials in the garden. Where possible, materials and labour are sourced locally – reducing the carbon footprint, transport costs and helping to support other local businesses.
My belief is that a garden should:
• reflect the taste and needs of its owner
• complement the interior space of a residence where possible
• engage the mind and spirit, providing a place of relaxation

However, the important issue is that you must be able to use your garden as you want. It should be an idyllic, functional space for you, your family and friends to enjoy. I am more than happy to consider any type of garden project, from a small urban courtyard to a large rural garden and anything in between! Projects within SE Queensland, Interstate or Internationally will be considered.


Steven Harris – Redbridge House, Hampshire, Masterplan
Steven Harris – Redbridge House, Hampshire, Construction
Steven Harris – Large Family Home, Chilterns
Steven Harris – Contemporary Suburban Home

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