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Lawrence Bowen

London and further afield

My design philosophy grows from a belief that truly enchanting gardens lead us out from ourselves into greater connection with the world around us; the relaxed closeness they foster when enjoyed with family and friends, or the sense of harmony with the rest of the living world as we watch our plants burst into growth, bloom, and fall back with the changing of the seasons.

Drawing on a depth of practical knowledge of plants and construction, I design gardens that forgo the obvious to create truly magical places. Starting from your ideas of what you want from your garden, I will work with you to first bring this vision into clearer focus and then to make it a reality.


I first started working in gardens on leaving school at 18, learning a range of skills from laying patios to pruning roses and clipping topiary as well as doing an RHS qualification in horticulture. After 3 years I decided to go off to university and to see the world studying anthropology in Sussex and later Copenhagen with a two year stint in Moscow in between. On returning home to London I decided also to return to gardening and set up my own business.

I have always had a keen interest in art and design and so combining this with my work in gardens was always the obvious career path for me and so I embarked on a diploma at the London College of Garden Design.

Lawrence Bowen – Sacred Landscape
Lawrence Bowen – Walled Garden