A Garden Like Never Before

Let’s Beautify Your Garden Together!

St Albans Garden Design offers a personalised garden design service specialising particularly in small gardens (we do undertake large gardens as well!) for residential clients in St Albans and surrounding areas

Let's Make Your Garden Beautiful!
Shrub Planting

We can source, plant and give you maintenance advice on a wide range of great quality shrubs, including evergreen, flowering and scented varieties.

Planting Plans

We can design a stand alone planting scheme for your existing garden and we work with you on site to advise what will work best.

Expert Advice

We have extensive combined experience and expertise in plant selection and planting plans with a great eye for what will work best for your special space.

After Care

We prepare specialised advice for you on the care and maintenance of your new garden. This usually takes the form of a handy crib sheet.

Why Choose Us

St Albans Garden Design. Your garden is unique; it’s your little piece of paradise and needs to be designed to meet both your needs and your budget.

We work on gardens of all shapes and sizes but specialise in small terrace gardens and urban courtyard spaces.

Our approach is to work closely with you to develop a design to meet your needs. 

Please have a browse through our site to find out more about how we work and the services we offer.

Oh, and don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your garden project.

Speedy Response

As a small company, we have the flexibility to respond quickly to your enquiry.


Our expert horticulturalist has an extensive social media presence and has also appeared on BBC's Gardener's World.

Plant Sourcing

We have an extensive network of top quality suppliers and our plant material is selected personally.

What Our Clients Say

A few words from a selection of our happy customers

Frances' years of knowledge really showed through in her advice for how best to realise our 'cottage garden' dream. We are delighted at the result.
Dennis & Anne
The advice we were given by Frances and Trevor for our Cumbrian property's spring garden was spot on! In particular, Frances' extensive plant knowledge and expertise has proved invaluable.
Daniel and Angela
St Albans Garden Design had the vision to see exactly what our rather tired back garden needed. The new beds are now vibrant and full of seasonal colour. Thank you!
Sally & Stephen
St Albans
We love our garden but it is so large and we aren`t experts. Frances helped us get our heads around the possibilities for the space and made things so much more manageable for us. The spring plantings are a delight and we look forward to this summer and a new Cottage Garden look in our front border !
Caroline and Peter
St Albans
Let's Beautify Your Garden Together!

Questions & Answers

Frances is an accomplished horticulturalist who has been growing, planting and preparing planting plans for most of her adult life and has a `passion for plants`. She established and operated her own family run nursery for many years. Trevor is equally obsessed with the magic of gardening. When they lived in Florida for a few years from 2013 to 2015, they founded a Garden Club – with today well over a hundred members – and planted a series of small Butterfly Gardens using native plants that now covers more than ½ acre.

In our world, the plants are the stars. With many years of plant knowledge behind us, we know what works and so we help you with layouts, plant selection, sourcing, planting and advice on aftercare.

We need to find out what you want so this will involve an initial visit on-site where we can discuss things with you and understand the `lie of the land`. This usually takes around an hour and a half to two hours for which we charge a fixed fee of £80.

We use a checklist to establish the physical aspects of the site and what it is that you are trying to achieve. We will take approximate measurements of the garden area, the plantings you are looking to retain and the areas where you want change. We will write a brief summary of the results of our visit and discussions and let you have that together with our recommendations.

Once we have established what it is that you want, we will then personally select and source the plant material and actually carry out the planting process. It may be that some soil improvement will be required prior to planting and very often new areas will require to be mulched. We can also do this but more often than not, it is more cost effective for you just to have a gardener to do these jobs.

We will advise you about how best to care for your new plants and provide you with notes for upkeep (pruning, feeding etc) We always like to check up on our work and will revisit from time to time to make sure that all is well and address any issues arising from our work.

Let's make your garden the talk of the town!

Contact us today for a free quote!