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Helen Saunders

Based in Surrey, works across the UK

Helen has a background in Fine Art Photography and, having gained a Masters in Fine Art, spent several years in the photographic industry working with architects to produce visualisations. She went on to retrain as a garden designer at LCGD, graduating with distinction, and founded award–winning design studio Rigden Saunders with fellow LCGD graduate Tabitha Rigden.

Instagram: @rigdensaunders


Rigden Saunders gardens are characterised by clean, minimalist lines contrasting with loose, naturalistic planting schemes. Sustainability is a driving force from concept through to build; their gardens strive to support the ecosystems within them, each is rooted to its location and designed for longevity. Rigden Saunders work on gardens of all sizes in both urban and rural settings. Creative concepts, bespoke features, highly tuned attention to detail, open minds and friendly faces enable successful working relationships with all their clients.

Helen Saunders – A ‘Floating’ Woodland Edge Garden
Helen Saunders – Derbyshire Garden
Helen Saunders – Godalming Garden
Helen Saunders – Kent Rewilding Garden
Helen Saunders – Vauxhall Garden