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James Rowland

London, South-East, The West Country

I aspire to design outside spaces that are an extension of the home, complimenting its architecture and surrounding landscape whilst providing an intimate connection between people and nature.

With conceptual design at its core, the garden should take you on a journey and invoke a sense of mystery that makes you want to explore it, whether it be through a dream-like planting scheme, alluring pathways sweeping you to a captivating destination or blurred naturalistic borders that amplify a beautiful landscape beyond. Every space is different and unique and this should be celebrated in order to reach its true potential.


A lifelong passion for writing and recording music, which started with winning a battle of the bands aged 16 and being invited by Michael Eavis to play at Glastonbury Festival, to more recently receiving airplay from the likes of Steve Lamacq at BBC Radio 6 Music, my creative and curious nature has been opened to a whole new world upon discovering a passion for Garden Design and Construction. This was ignited when I started to tackle my own 400 square-meter London garden. It was on a steep slope in 2 directions, poorly laid out and falling apart. I decided to take a short Introduction to Garden Design course at Capel Manor College to help with the design, and a short Bricklaying course to help with the construction. I learnt many skills needed to construct a garden over the space of 2 years, including building retaining walls and even driving a digger!

I then decided I would like to move into this professionally so enrolled at the World-renowned London College of Garden Design to study for the Garden Design Diploma.

Instagram: @jamesrowlandgardendesign

James Rowland – Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens – Commercial Wedding Venue
James Rowland – Hilbury Close, Amersham
James Rowland – Southwood Farm, Somerset – 5 acre site