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Tabitha Rigden

Based in Bucks, works across the UK

Tabitha gained her Garden Design diploma (with distinction) at LCGD following fifteen years working in the art world as a Paintings Conservator, during which time she founded the design publication MidCentury Magazine. She is now one half of design partnership Rigden Saunders, having joined forces with fellow LCGD graduate Helen Saunders, and has won Society of Garden Designers Awards in 2020 and 2021. She now sits on the editorial panel for the SGD industry journal and regularly contributes her own column.

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.

Tabitha Rigden – Marlow Courtyard Garden
Tabitha Rigden – Oxfordshire Pub Dining Garden
Tabitha Rigden – Henley Woodland Garden
Tabitha Rigden – Chesham Woodland Edge Garden
Tabitha Rigden – London Georgian Garden