John Ward
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Previously the global marketing director of an international technology firm, I decided to follow my passion and retrain as a garden designer. Having graduated with distinction from the London College of Garden Design at Kew Gardens in July 2015, I quickly started my own design practice, John Ward Garden & Landscape Design. Now pursuing my long-term ambition, I am delighted to be able to create beautiful outdoor spaces that will evolve over time and be enjoyed for many years to come.

Working closely with my clients on the design brief is an important part of understanding their requirements and aspirations. This enables me to  develop initial thoughts and ideas into detailed design proposals, providing compelling visuals that bring a design to life. My business background has taught me the importance of good project management and building strong relationships with clients, suppliers and contractors alike, to enable great designs to become great gardens. There is no better feeling than seeing a design come to life and have a delighted client at the end of the project - something that I strive for with every design.

In 2016, I designed my first show garden in collaboration with Tom Massey. Our 'Border Control' garden, supported by UNHCR, was awarded an RHS Gold Medal and the coveted Best Conceptual Garden at the Hampton Court Flower Show 2016. I am also a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, the only body representing professional garden designers in the UK and in 2015 my design for ‘A Sussex Dower House’ was shortlisted in the annual SGD Awards.

I have also had the privilege of working with some of the country’s leading garden design practices including CGD Landscape Design, John Davies Landscape and Kate Gould Gardens, working on a variety of projects both here in the UK and further afield.​ 
If you’re interested in discussing a project big or small I'd love to have a chat so please contact me:
Tel: 0778 8577709
Email : [email protected]k


If you'd like to know more about how I can work with you to realise your ambitions for your outside space please Contact me or take a look at the Services  and Portfolio sections of the website