Bowles & Wyer
 

Our award-winning design team has the experience, knowledge and knowhow to have successfully delivered many design projects, all with different needs, scope and scale.

We are highly experienced at creating a comprehensive design (and if wanted, build) package for our clients – based on their brief and engineered to grow and develop over many years to come.

We listen to your ideas and feedback, create an innovative and forward-thinking proposal, and then implement the design to ensure high quality at every step of the project. Meanwhile, our team of experts in our head office will be on hand at all times to answer any questions you have during the process.

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

Our projects are varied in scope and scale – from commercial and residential developments, to mixed use developments and public realm, from residential city roof gardens and large country and urban gardens, to innovative landscapes for hospitals and schools. But to give you an idea, our design services include:

  • Concept design – initial ideas and masterplanning
  • Detailed design – refining the concept
  • Technical design – construction drawings for tender stages
  • Project management, site monitoring and client liaison
  • Planting design and procurement
  • Specification writing – we use the National Building Specification software
  • Advice on specialist sub-consultants
  • Report writing, planning applications and discharge of conditions
  • As built drawings and Operations & Maintenance Manual information

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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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 create is too. Here are just a few of our favourites…

But don’t just take our word for it…

  • “It’s been a real pleasure working with James and the team on our garden design. From the start, when we outlined our broad vision for our garden, they immediately “got it” and have demonstrated real commitment to coming up with a concept and a final design that meets our original brief, but including some new ideas we had never considered.”

    PRIVATE CLIENT MILTON KEYNES

  • “John is hugely creative and Stuart and his team are excellent at the structural work. They also had a good grasp of the planning concerns. All through the design and build process, we have found Bowles & Wyer to be responsive, helpful and exceptionally committed to quality.”

    PRIVATE CLIENT HERTFORDSHIRE

  • "From the moment we first engaged with Bowles & Wyer we have been met with nothing but creativity, straight forward clear communication and efficiency. John managed to listen to our ideas, then nail the design in our first meeting. We are seeing the vision become a reality and feel totally comfortable in their hands."

    PRIVATE CLIENT BERKHAMSTED

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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 construction and aftercare teams work closely alongside our design department. If you’re interested in turning your design into a build project, and finding 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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