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“Everything went swimmingly, without any trouble or delays, they stuck to the budget and most importantly, the final product was simply perfect”GABI D
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“Whilst the hard landscaping was impressive, the planting was even better”DONNA H
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“Simon and Jules transformed our small garden into a truly functional oasis. I am a very particular customer, but they worked with me every step of the way”BLAKE B
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“They were a pleasure to have around and we were always kept informed as to what was happening”LUCINDA S
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“The end result was more than we could have hoped for”PADDY F
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“The Tierra Designs team totally transformed our small and awkwardly shaped garden into a thing of beauty”AMANDA S
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“The garden is now full of bees, butterflies and birds. A delight in every way!”JAQ E
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“The end result is a space that I am totally thrilled to have added to my property”DAVID E
Established in 2003, Tierra Designs Ltd is a RHS award winning garden design and build company with bases in Tring, Hertfordshire and Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Tierra Designs specialise in providing a full in house service from initial consultation, and design, right through to the construction phase and beyond, using the same personnel for the whole process. We are also able to provide services for the design phase only, or indeed for the construction phase only, should a design be already in place.
Tierra Designs Ltd work throughout Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and London on a wide array of projects, ranging from small courtyard gardens to large country estates. Our landscape garden designs cover a variety of styles, from traditional formal gardens through to contemporary urban schemes.
As a design and build company offering a full in-house service through all project stages, we are perfectly positioned to work closely with the you to realise your garden within any budget requirements.
Backed by a small dedicated team, Tierra Designs is run by Julian Cant and Simon Chasey, who each have over 25 years experience in garden design and construction. Our driving ethos is, and has always been, to create gardens of original beauty that will evolve and thrive over time.
We are passionate about planting, the most immersive gardens are ones that engage the senses fully, and a well considered planting scheme will do just that.
Keep reading below to view a featured garden from our Portfolio, and if you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to Contact us.
On this project in Tring, we worked closely with the client to create a garden that provides liberal entertaining and lounging spaces, and most importantly, introduced a rich tapestry of planting to enhance the spaces, with the ethos very much being bringing the garden in to the living space as opposed to extending the house out.
To create a garden that facilitates a richer way of life and improves wellbeing - that is the goal with this project in Leighton Buzzard. The poolhouse will allow time in the garden to extend well into the night and provide a hub for entertaining. The natural swimming pond uses planting to filter the water, making the crystal clear water a perfect place for a dip before warming up in the log fired hottub. Minimum energy maximum enjoyment.
You can view more images from our featured gardens and an array of projects in our main Portfolio.
For further reading our new Tierra Designs Journal covers a range of topics to support and inspire. The first entries include our thoughts on drought tolerant and low maintenance gardens, alongside our very first post - an overview of the nature and purpose of Landscape & Garden Design. See previews of our latest Journal entries below.
As Tierra designs ltd is based in the hilly area of ‘the Chilterns’ most of our enquiries come from this area, predominately Berkhamsted and Tring. One type of garden we have to contend with frequently are those with sloping sites. Quite often we will be faced with a heavily sloping garden with a design brief of wanting as much flat space as possible. To achieve this can be an expensive exercise - with retaining walls, drainage solutions, and boundary reparations. Let’s talk about the problems these gardens bring, just why are sloping sites so difficult? Read this entry in full
Watching how planting styles change within the garden design sector is fascinating, there is a real movement now towards drought tolerant planting schemes. These are not new, zero water planting schemes have been around for millenia but the fact that this style of planting is moving so rapidly into the domestic gardening scene feels a real thing. So how do we plant for the future, and create schemes that will thrive over time? Looking at the wider landscape always gives the answer. Read this entry in full
One of the most common requests we hear from clients is for a low maintenance garden. That’s no surprise given the ever-increasingly busy lives that we lead, meaning that there’s less time or inclination to look after our garden. Quite often a garden has got in such a state that the owner just wants to start from scratch with something that’s doesn’t require too much work. Sometimes that is the answer, but more often than not it’s to do with the way the garden is being maintained rather than the plants and materials. Read this entry in full
So, you may be wondering, what is landscape and garden design all about? Quite simply, it’s the creation and management of an outside space that has a positive effect. You might well ask, what is a positive effect? Well, it’s very difficult to define exactly because one person’s idea of what a good design looks like may be completely different to the next’s. Some people might like to have a highly-formal garden with manicured lawns, topiary and water features, while others may prefer the natural beauty of a wild meadow garden. Read this entry in full
You can find us on Instagram @tierradesigns to gain an insight into the day to day workings of Tierra Designs, follow projects under construction, see previews of new designs, and read updates on our gardens as we revisit them through the maturing process.
See our Houzz profile for testimonials from our clients, including the verified reviews quoted at the top of this page in full.