James Aldridge


James Aldridge Landscape and Garden Design have a reputation for creating unique gardens for a discerning range of international clients.

We are driven by a desire to create beautiful environments to enhance the quality of people’s lives. We bring a sense of calm to a site which acts as a tonic to the hectic nature of modern life. Our work is characterised by a strong architectural layout which has a clarity and simplicity, precise detailing and confident, bold planting.

The practice works on a wide range of projects in the UK and internationally, both urban and rural, from rooftop terraces to country retreats. We enjoy working closely with architects from the outset of a project as we believe the relationship between a building and its setting is paramount.

Every site is individually appraised, taking account of its strengths and the surrounding environment in order to produce a garden of unique character. We seek to create gardens which look wonderful throughout the year and require a minimum of maintenance to keep them in their prime. The choice of materials and colour schemes are informed by the existing building and its surroundings.

We aim to create a seamless, cohesive backdrop for our planting addressed on a site-specific basis. Our encyclopaedic knowledge of the plant world and intuitive understanding of how plants relate to their environment and natural growing conditions allows us to carefully select plants which thrive with minimum attention and are consistently uplifting to look at. We are fully aware of the rapidly changing nature of the global environment and constantly seek to adjust our approach in order to deal with these new challenges.

Above all we encourage a healthy exchange of ideas and believe a successful project is achieved through clear and constant communication with our clients.