Sophie Lane Fox
Whatever your gardening needs, I can work with you to help your vision grow. Whether it’s half a day’s consultancy, a planting plan for a border or a whole garden design, my ethos is the same; creating beautiful, sustainable spaces that benefit people’s health and well-being. All projects undertaken from roof terraces, private gardens, healing spaces and public gardens in rural or urban settings.
I come from a family of passionate gardeners including my late father, Martin Lane Fox, who was an acclaimed Landscape Gardener and Vice Chairman of the RHS. I originally worked in interior design and have also had a retail business selling food based on recipes using fresh herbs, which I grew in my garden at home. I sold this business in 2016. Having created two gardens over the past 12 years at properties I have renovated, I realised my heart was definitely in the garden so decided to re-train in garden design.
In 2021 I graduated from the Planting Design Diploma at the London College of Garden Design. I also studied extensively at The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, where I graduated with Distinction and the college prizes for The Essential Garden Design, Good Gardening, Advanced Good Gardening and Advanced Plant-led Design Diplomas. I have also helped build a show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Robert Myers, Florence Nightingale Garden 2021). I am a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.
Based between Herefordshire and London, I work across the South of the Uk and the Midlands. If you would like to find out more about my work please visit https://www.sophielanefox.co.uk/ or get in touch:
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An elegant yet informal feeling has been created in this garden, linking it to its rural location. With a combination of sandstone paving, lawn and borders, it is a welcoming space that greets guests as they arrive to the adjoining ‘party barn’. There is an abundance of colourful planting, creating a vibrant space to entertain in, whilst also being an easy garden to maintain.
This garden took its form out of disused farmland, with the inherent challenges of being on an exposed hill with compacted, heavy clay soil. Created around a new build Regency house, the garden balances the formality of the architecture with the wildness and informality of the rolling Herefordshire countryside.
The design includes a swimming lake, vegetable garden, entertaining space and a rose covered pergola. The surrounding wild-flower meadows create a pollinator’s haven, full of wildlife and bloom. With tree planting throughout and the creation of extensive borders, there is an abundance of year-round colour and interest, as well as a much-needed barrier to the often strong winds.
Designed for a plant lover who wanted a space that allowed her to indulge in her passion but also one that accommodated her large family. The design incorporates a swimming pool area, an entertaining space and a retreat where she can ‘get-away from it all’.
A large bare lawn has been transformed to create rooms with captivating vistas through the different parts of garden, framed by specimen trees, hedges and soft perennial meadow planting. With a woodland walk, rose arbour, large entertaining spaces, an orchard and flower filled borders, it is a colourful, relaxing and calming space for the whole family to enjoy all year round.
A healing space to help Veterans on their road to recovery. A garden designed to improve their mental and physical health, whilst promoting an interest in horticulture and creating potential job opportunities that can accompany this.
It has an abundance of rich textured and scented planting and provides interest that flows across the seasons. With a Sanctuary garden, Restorative garden, Wildlife walk, outdoor gym, social space and horticultural learning area, this garden aims to provide veterans with a safe space to connect with nature reconnect with the wider world.