About Us

The real beauty of a well-designed garden is the pleasure it provides.  From the initial meeting with our clients, we will provide a seamless service to bring a combination of world-class design and the highest possible quality build to your project.

Over the years we have been happy to provide Garden Design services for a wide range of clients each with different and varied aspirations and requirements.  We have converted neglected roof terraces to splendid rooftop elegance, changed sophisticated gardens into child-friendly spaces, and child worn gardens into peaceful retreats.  We have redesigned school playgrounds and created the most extravagant entertaining space.  From urban sunken garden elegance to country cottage beauty and abundance we love to provide our know-how in design, planting and construction to enhance and transform any outside space.

Forbes Garden Design was set up by Claire Forbes in 2002 when she graduated in Horticulture and Garden Design from The English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Garden.  Since then she has worked on projects throughout London, Essex, Kent, and Hertfordshire, as well as several locations further afield including the South of France and Florence.
These days she works alongside the team of award winning BALI and APL affiliated landscapers to bring a fully integrated, hassle-free service to clients around the country.

Claire Forbes, Dip. Hort., Dip. G.D., EGS
Graduate of The English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Garden, London