About Us

Harris Bugg Studio is a values-driven, award-winning landscape design practice founded by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg, both Chelsea Gold medal and Best in Show winners, with a team of landscape architects, garden designers, and horticulturalists based between three studios in London, Devon and the Isle of Sky.

Understanding the spirit of place is central to the studio’s approach, and a careful selection of high-quality materials and elegant, intelligent planting palettes ensures gardens are contextual, graceful and made to last. Celebrating and amplifying a place is what makes a garden timeless, atmospheric, connected and charismatic. By ensuring each garden has many layers to peel back, both in the design and the planting, there is always something new to explore and enjoy, whatever the season.

Harris Bugg Studio’s projects range from large country estates to small private gardens and city roof terraces, many with conservation and heritage sensitivities. Working in the UK and internationally, current projects include rural and country estates in Dorset, Oxfordshire, Exmoor, the Highlands, the Isle of Skye and Kent as well as the Botanic Gardens of Gothenburg and commercial projects in London and Berlin. They have recently completed the redesign of the walled kitchen garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater.

A full-service studio highly experienced in both design and the skills that it takes to bring a project to life, Harris Bugg Studio works closely with landscape contractors, craftspeople, cost consultants, specialists and nurseries to ensure that work is delivered on time, to budget and to the exacting standards clients expect. Working closely with architects and other design professionals ensures harmonious, seamless connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. Once the garden is complete, the practice continues working with clients and their gardeners over the long-term to help a space evolve beautifully.

Intuitive, enthusiastic and extremely hard-working, within a short space of time Charlotte and Hugo have demonstrated their ability to deliver work at the highest level, being labelled “pioneering design talents of their generation” by the Royal Horticultural Society and “personable, meticulous and committed” by the National Trust.

What services do you provide?

Garden and Landscape Design, Project Management

How would you describe your style?

"We make thoughtful, graceful gardens with a strong sense of place that are designed to last."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

“We have recently completed work on a large country estate within the Chilterns AONB where we were commissioned to create a new landscape to soften the addition of a new wing to the property, including arrival driveway, new walled garden, potting shed and productive garden, a series of entertaining spaces, a topiary garden and spring garden.

In west London we have created a stylish, contemporary year-round entertaining garden for a family wanting a green, peaceful escape from the world. The garden wraps around the Victorian villa and includes spectacular multi-seemed magnolia trees, yew topiary, textural planting as well as a bespoke water feature to animate the garden and attract wildlife.”