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Annie Shephard

Richmond, SW London, Surrey Hills, Horsham

Hello there, I’m Annie.
Encourager; organiser; getting-things-done-er; Sunday lunch roaster; fashion-lover and welly-wearing veg grower.

I love to design characterful, beautiful, ever-changing gardens that really say something about the people that live in them.

I have just graduated from the London College of Garden Design and was overjoyed to be awarded the 2023 Judges’ Prize by the legendary Jo Thompson. What an incredible honour.

My style is decidedly English – layered, complex, colourful, relaxed and patinated. Every design is different and I love to help my clients find their style and delve into what makes them unique in order to create something utterly bespoke and individual.

You can see some of my designs below and can see my own garden on instagram @annieshepharddesign


2019 – 2022 THE HOUSE EDITOR
Before London College I ran a Design Consultancy focused on gardens and interiors. I co-ordinated multiple client projects as well as building strong relationships with my clients, many of whom became long-standing clients over several properties. I work decisively in three-dimensional space with a strong vision, layering complexity, colour and style into everything I produce.

I will work with you to discover your style, work out what you really want from your garden, and guide you step-by-step through the process.
You can see some of my early work on

For the last eighteen years I’ve been raising our boys, knocking down and remodelling houses, and running big renovation projects. I trained at KLC so have learned both the theory of design and have also learned the hard way, by creating from the ground up, wellies on and hard hat in hand.

This means I understand how it feels to be you, the client. I know how difficult some of these big design and construction decisions can be. When you’re investing in a big project it’s essential that you achieve the results you intend. I can guide you through the process and make it clear, navigable and (most importantly) enjoyable for you.

My career before kids was in Fashion and Interiors Magazines. I worked my way up to Advertisement Manager before leaving to have a family. The magazine world – particularly working at Vogue House – gave me and incredible education in British Style. We hosted glamorous parties, fabulous conferences, the Elle Fashion Awards – it was the 1990s – I’m pretty sure we did a lot of work too.

So you can trust that everything I design is built upon the foundations of this long heritage in British luxury fashion, interiors, garden design and the business of style. You are in safe hands.

I’d love to help you create a characterful, stylish, meaningful garden that tells your story.

Annie Shephard – Neurodiversity Nature Play Garden
Annie Shephard – Large Family Garden
Annie Shephard – Midcentury Suburban Garden
Annie Shephard – A Georgian Wedding Venue in the Heart of Kew Gardens
Annie Shephard – Examples of Completed Work