Bowles & Wyer
 

Our widely respected build team has the task of turning vision into reality at Bowles & Wyer.

With a large and highly skilled team, we take on the construction of projects with quality as our core focus. We’ve won the coveted BALI Grand Award twice – for the best landscape project built in the UK that year. Whether it’s a large scale landscape, a small but complex garden, or even a show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show – we pride ourselves on using innovation, knowledge, engineering and a real understanding of construction.

We assign a dedicated team to every one of our construction projects, with a senior member of the team overseeing every stage and always available to discuss progress. Coordination and cooperation is at the heart of what we do, and allows us to build the landscape you look forward to with efficiency, diligence and minimal impact.

Founded in 1993, we’re a team of around 50 based in Hertfordshire and we work on projects across the UK. Our turnover topped £5.5 million last year and we’re enjoying continued, steady growth. We’re well known in our industry and play a key part in industry bodies and initiatives. Regulars at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we’re respected for our creativity and integrity.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive landscape construction service for projects which vary in scope and scale – whether it’s a show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a bespoke roof terrace created by our in-house design team, or a landscape design by some of the most respected garden designers in the industry. We work on projects in London, the Home Counties and just beyond – and to give you an idea, our construction services include:

  • Ground modelling
  • Expertise on drainage, service supplies and electrical outputs
  • Advice on specialist subcontractors
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Construction of garden structures and water features
  • Experienced use of a wide range of materials: from natural stone to play-safe surfaces
  • Specialist planting, horticultural knowledge and large tree planting
  • High quality project management and client liaison

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OUR PORTFOLIO

Roof gardens. Residential developments. Country gardens. Landscapes that heal and educate. Hard working public spaces and show gardens with a wow – landscapes are in our DNA. Contemporary, traditional, cutting edge and tried and tested – all of our clients are unique, so each of the landscapes we construct is too. Here are just a few of our favourites…

But don’t just take our word for it…

  • “We have worked with Bowles & Wyer since 2009 on projects ranging from £50,000 - £1.2 million. We have always found them to be professional, not only in their comprehensive tendering and administration processes, but also managing client and designer expectations. Bowles & Wyer have an excellent workforce who take pride in their work.”

    THOMAS HOBLYN MSGD

  • “Having worked with Dan Riddleston and the team at Bowles & Wyer creating my two gold-medal winning gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, I cannot speak highly enough of them. The depth of experience and resources they bring makes such a difference to the morale of staff and the confidence of a designer.”

    Darren Hawkes Garden Designer

  • “We have always found Bowles & Wyer to be professional and who provide excellent levels of knowledge, service and communication on all of our projects. The quality of the finished garden is always outstanding.”

    Shaun Frampton Walter Lilly

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PROUD TO BE AWARD WINNERS

2020

BALI Awards – 3 award-winning gardens with one Principal Award winner

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Healing and Learning Award

 

2019

BALI Awards – 3 award-winning gardens with two Principal Award Winners

Pro Landscaper Garden Design Practice of the Year

SGD Awards – Principal Award Winner for Addenbrooke’s Outpatients Courtyard Garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Silver Gilt Medal for the Warner’s Distillery Garden designed by Helen Elks-Smith

 

2018

BALI Awards – 2 National Awards for Addenbrooke’s Hospital and a Hertfordshire Garden, the latter picking up a Principal Award and The Grand Award

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Principal Award for Addenbrooke’s in the Healing and Learning category

 

2017

Chelsea Flower Show – Gold medal for the Linklaters Maggie’s garden designed by Darren Hawkes

BALI Awards – 6 award-winning gardens with 3 Principal Awards

 

2016

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Finalist in the Roof Garden and People’s Choice categories

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Silver Medal for the Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Rosy Hardy

 

2015

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Award for Public and Commercial project, as well as finalists in the People’s Choice, Planting and Grand Award categories

BALI Awards – National Award for Design Excellence for a garden in St James’s, London

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Gold Medal for the Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Darren Hawkes

 

2014

BALI Awards – 3 National Awards for a Garden over £250,000, plus National Award for maintenance of a private garden

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Finalist for a number of awards

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Silver Gilt Medal for the Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Matthew Childs

 

2013

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Winner of Public and Commercial Award for The Collection, St Johns Wood. We were also a Finalist in the Planting Design Award

 

2012

Society of Garden Designers Awards – Winner of the International Award for a garden in Spokane, USA. Finalists in the Large Garden and Communal Spaces Awards.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Silver Gilt Medal for the Arthritis Research UK Garden designed by Thomas Hoblyn

BALI Awards – Winner of the International Award and Award for Garden over £250,000

 

2011

New Homes Gardens Awards – Awards for Garden Designer of the Year, Landscape Architect of the Year, Best Garden, Best Urban Garden, Best Urban Development (The Collection), Best Communal Garden (The Lancasters)

BALI Awards – National Award winner for Design Excellence (The Lancasters)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Silver Gilt Medal for the Homebase Memories of Cornwall Garden designed by Thomas Hoblyn

 

2010

BALI Awards – Grand Award, Design & Build Special Award and 2 Principal Award winners including Best Use of Lighting

Turning vision into reality is a vital part of life at Bowles & Wyer, and our design and aftercare teams work closely alongside our construction department. If you’re interested in using our services to create an innovative design, or find out about how we can tend your space to ensure it develops and grows with you, there’s more information about our other services below.
 

Ready to find out more? We’re all ears - get in touch to discuss your plans and we’ll let you know about the next steps.

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