Lyndan Brewer graduated in 2020 with a distinction in Garden Design.
Lyndan studied fine art at Central St Martins and painting at the Royal College of Art.
As well as working as a garden designer, he continues to paint in his studio and often sees the two disciplines overlap and inform each other.
Based in Tunbridge Wells, he works across Sussex, Kent, London and the South East. .
He is an RHS qualified gardener and has worked professionally in horticulture since 2009, working in gardens ranging from small London gardens to large country estates. Prior to that he worked as a landscaper and London Wildlife Trust volunteer.and a freelancer in the animation and film industry.
He has experience in creating meadows and woodland management.
This is a design for a Victorian property in Ascot, home to a family with a dog and school/college age children.
The property is a recently modernised period cottage which combines the contemporary with the Victorian.
The house sits next to protected Woodland in the town of Ascot in Berkshire.
The inspiration for the garden came from the interplay between the two architectural styles of the property and the two opposing forces of the Victorian era. That of the mechanisation and order of the industrial revolution versus the romance of a return to the rural idyl led by William Robinson and the wild gardening movement.
The garden has function and formality near the house and gradually progresses to a more naturalistic area towards the back where a garden office is situated.
Around the house there is room to dine and entertain whilst enjoying the highly decorative planting as well as an easily accessible vegetable garden and greenhouse.
There is a lawn and green ‘room’ space providing the requested flat area for a marquee, A clean and contemporary space which acts as a calming buffer before entering the excitement of the woodland meadow beyond.
The clients of this Mid-Century modern home in Amersham both work for an architect practice and wanted something special.
Inspired by the clean lines of the front of the house and it’s resemblance to the paintings of the Neo Plasticisim movement as well trying to capture some of the creative spirt from the 1961 Tony Hancock film ‘The Rebel’.
The intention was for the design to be sophisticated and modern, and use materials and associations not entirely fashionable.
Exploring the vocabulary of ‘metroland’ with bold and exciting new use of materials synonymous. with the suburbs such as steel, Pampas grass , pebbledash, and Leylandii,
There is extensive use of grasses and ferns to contrast with the architectural and sculptural elements. and powder coated white steel is used through out.
A series of elevated terraces made part of open steel mesh flooring and oak boards allows the clients to dine and entertain whilst enjoying the shade planting visible beneath their feet.