About Us

About us

Having spent years operating a hugely successful Garden Design, Maintenance and installation service in London, we have recently relocated the business to be based back in Cornwall where Mark Holman, our Head Garden Designer grew up, and discovered his passion for all things beautiful.

Mark started the palace gardener over twenty years ago, back in ‘The Palace’, Crystal Palace, South-East London. Crystal Palace provided access to wide range of residential properties around surrounding areas of Blackheath and Dulwich, large estates in Kent and a fair share of impressive Horticultural challenges within central London too. It was a perfect opportunity to put years of training in Higher education and with The Royal Horticultural Society into practice and hone his craft. More recently, he has carried out work on award winning gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower, restoration at Chelsea Physic garden and spent several years renovating one of Lord and Lady Sainsburys property in South East London. Regularly being asked to present talks for horticulturalists on Garden regeneration and on great garden design, Mark loves to share his knowledge to help everyone enjoy being outside.


We designed and created soft and sustainable landscapes on rooftops, long graceful borders in Country estates, restored and updated classic garden design and created perfect urban paradises

We helped renovate areas of Londons famous Chelsea Physic Garden, and also created gardens for Prince George at Thomas’ School in Battersea, we’ve won awards for planting up a winning garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and are looking forward to installing one of our own designs at RHS Chelsea Flower Show soon. Mark also appeared on Channel 5s The Great British Garden Design Challenge as one of their designers, where he worked closely with Carol Klein, Mark Gregory and Dermot Gavin.

With a firm foundation and passion for plants and the environment, our Horticulturalist and Designer Mark utilises real experience of growing, with his passion for art and all things beautiful.

A member of the Society of Garden Designers, trained with the Royal Horticultural Society and at London’s Guildhall in Horticulture and Garden Design, he combines his studies for his MA in Fine Art at Falmouth University to create unique and beautiful landscapes that work for years and years to come. Recently having been appointed Show Director for The Cornwall Garden Society’s annual Garden show, he has a good understanding of what is possible in Cornwall and further afield. Having worked on projects all over, Mark is keen to help people realise their dream garden wherever you might be…

Having spent years maintaining, designing, and installing gorgeous landscapes we are able to guide you through the process of achieving your dream garden. We produce affordable, easy-to-follow drawings, so you can fully understand what it’ll look like, why it costs what it’ll cost, how it’ll be achieved and a full set of technical drawings to give to contractors to map out every stage of its creation. Once the hardscaping part of the build has happened, we then can source plants from a some of the Country’s finest nurseries and plant up, creating something special with not just the right plant in the right place, but the best possible option to make it look amazing.

We also offer a ‘full’ project management package where we can take care of overseeing the whole installation. Hardscaping as well as design and planting,  from start to finish, so you just need to come along to completion day with a bottle of something lovely! Whatever your needs, we are happy to help facilitate the installation so that it can be a smooth journey to getting your dream garden created. We want to see the garden created as much as you do, so realistic financial advice is key. Our aim is to help you get the most of your outdoor space and make it as beautiful as your imagination will allow and as practically possible.