Garden Design in Hampshire

Garden Design Services

Outside Design offers a full garden design service, from consultations to complete design and build.

We have over twenty-five years of experience and a network of trusted local trade professionals.

Experts in delivering great gardens that connect your home & outdoor living.

Full Garden Design


Our garden design is a complete service from design to build that examines the possibilities of your outdoor space.

With remote and on-site sessions, we explore your personal tastes, practical needs and landscaping potential. Design consultations are the first stage of your garden renovation project, or as part of a major house remodel or extension project.

Full Garden Design Includes:

Site Research & Analysis
Concept Plans, Moodboards & Visuals
Garden Build detail
Planting Plans & schedule for ordering
Tender for landscaping

Our Design Process

From initial consultation to aftercare and everything in between we will guide you through the process, always available for questions and clarity. Depending on the breadth of your brief we would take all or some of these steps.



We’ll visit you to see your space, discuss your likes and dislikes, but don’t worry if you don’t yet know exactly what you want – that’s where we can help gather the details.

Then we’ll summarise the brief during our consultation.


Survey & Analysis

We perform a full site survey, including measurements, building details, levels, existing trees, shrubs and features to be retained.


Design Plans

A complete plan of the new design with 3D visuals to help you visualise the proposed design. Drawn to scale, this plan will be used by the landscape builder to set out the design prior to commencing the build.


Planting Plans

A fully scaled plan incorporating, for example, agreed plants, plant screening, year-round interest, right plant and space. Descriptions, visuals and exact positions are shown to ensure correct quantities.

We base our recommendation on light levels, soil, position and how you use your garden for exercise, kids, pets and entertaining to create the most appropriate selection for you.



Once every element is approved, we work in partnership with landscape builders, alternatively, you may have your own preferred landscape builder.

We are on-hand throughout to ensure the original design comes to life as intended.



You may prefer to maintain your garden, or we can help you too. Either way, we can provide an ongoing aftercare schedule to keep your garden growing and developing as intended.

Planting Design Only

We design stylish garden borders, giving them your unique look allowing you to enjoy a beautiful new border or rejuvenating a mature tired area.

This service is useful if you need:

Solutions for a current high maintenance garden
To create a planting style that reflects your home
Recommendations for a new border - the right plants in the right place
Options for a mature or overgrown garden
Attract more pollinators and wildlife into your garden
Design for an edible or cutting garden
Solutions to specific problems, dry shade or pests
Defining your colour palette & creating more seasonal interest

Garden Consultancy Only

Book a one-hour Zoom call or in-person visit to get expert garden design information totally tailored to your garden.

In a call with me, Nicola Baily Gibson or Vic, we will guide you toward what’s possible in your garden.

You can find out how to layout your garden, what style might suit your space, how best to use your budget, what and has not worked for similar gardens. Ask an expert all your pressing questions and start gaining clarity straight away.

You will leave the call or visit with practical action that you can put in place- straight away.

This service is useful if you need:

Help with garden layout and flow
How to find your garden style
Choosing the right plants for your space
Selecting garden materials
Outdoor furniture options
Guidance with a tricky area in an established garden
Not sure what to do - and when
Perfect if you don’t need a full garden design package.

Online at a time to suit you or visit in person- you can share your garden dilemmas.

“Such great advice. I really enjoyed talking to you about the garden, I feel very excited about taking this forward.”

“I could never have achieved this in a million years on my own.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What experience do you have as garden designers?

We are professionally trained garden designers and horticulturists (RHS) with over 20 years’ experience in design, build and planting of residential and commercial gardens.

We are also full members of the Association of Professional Landscapers with MAPL accreditation.

Do you have expertise in specific types of gardens or themes?
Our designs are client led as we believe each garden should reflect their owners’ tastes and needs.

We are experienced in modern new build gardens, traditional rural or town gardens.  All these styles can be enhanced by incorporating wildlife friendly planting along with sustainable practices.

We also offer an aftercare service of consultations to ensure your garden is evolving as you wished- this can include maintenance on a seasonal basis.

What is the estimated timeline for the garden design ?
We usually present you with a masterplan within 5 weeks of carrying out the site survey.
Which areas do you cover?
We cover a wide area of the Home Counties which serves Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire predominately, this can also include West London, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
What is the estimated budget for the garden build?
Gardens can vary in size and complexity enormously hence we advise a consultation to discuss your needs. Understanding the potential costs involved in the construction is an essential part of our process.
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Transform your outdoor space into a breathtaking sanctuary with the help of our expert garden design team.

Contact us today and let us bring your dream garden to life!