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Daniel Darling

Surrey, the South East and Northumberland

Hi I’m Dan,

I design gardens which entice people outdoors, enabling their owners to engage with and enjoy them year round. The gardens are an extension of their homes and offer a sense of belonging and are both complementary to, and considerate of the environment around them.

Every garden is unique, each having its own history and character, and these factors are balanced with the equally unique requirements of the client when producing any design.

I strongly believe that gardens should be welcoming spaces which are reflective of their surroundings and their owners tastes and requirements, whilst also being sustainable and providing a positive contribution to the environment.

I am happy to offer either a full or partial garden design service, as well as a design consultancy service.
Large or small, urban or rural, if you would like me to work with you and your garden, please get in touch.


Having grown up in Northumberland, I went to Uni in Leeds and then moved to Surrey in 2003 to pursue a career in engineering.

Over 15 years experience in managing a wide variety of engineering projects, combined with a love of outdoor spaces and what they can offer us, led me to re-evaluate my career direction in 2022.

Passionate about the combination of form and function, with a keen eye for detail, I relish the opportunity to see a project from concept stage through to completion.

As an engineer, a significant portion of my time was spent meeting with clients, listening to and understanding their requirements, then delivering designed and tested solutions. I wanted to use these skills in a more creative, outdoor environment, so chose to retrain in garden design.

I recently graduated from the LCGD, Garden Design Diploma with distinction.

Daniel Darling – Birtley House, Bramley – Private nursing home
Daniel Darling – The Old Rectory – A family garden in Yorkshire
Daniel Darling – A modern garden for entertaining
Daniel Darling – Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens