About Us

Charlotte Rowe Garden Design is an award-winning design studio based in West London, offering a full design service throughout the UK and overseas. It is known for its town gardens and courtyards as well as its larger out-of-town gardens and country gardens and large-scale rural landscapes. The studio’s garden design work is recognised for its architectural approach to hard landscaping with carefully detailed bone structure and design, rich generous planting, subtle and discreet garden lighting and elegant styling. Since the studio was established, Charlotte Rowe, design director Tomoko Kawauchi and their small team of designers have built a reputation for listening carefully to their clients, translating the brief into a comprehensive design and providing a bespoke and focused design service, from sketch plan, planting plan and construction drawings right through to project management, planting and styling. Charlotte Rowe has won a number of industry awards and was a Gold medal winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design, Project Management

How would you describe your style?

"Classic contemporary landscapes and gardens"

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

"Images 6, 7, 8 and 9 show a range of contemporary-style gardens, some inner city and some city fringe and beyond. They feature strong architectural lines emphasising structure and form with carefully detailed elements such as arbours, fireplaces and benches. They also demonstrate how this critical bone structure can be softened with generous and varied planting such as ‘cloud’ topiary, shrubs and hedging. In addition, soft seasonal border and gravel planting address the resilience and sustainability needed to address today’s changing climate. Even small gardens and terraces need trees and most designs incorporate carefully selected feature trees to provide shade and further interest.

Images 7 and 8 are typical of the studio’s smaller gardens. Careful design and imaginative planting help create really beautiful but, at the same time, really usable spaces. These small gardens often include features such as fireplaces, fire bowls, water features, built-in benches and BBQs to maximise space. Because the whole space is constantly on view from the interiors of the client’s property, great attention is paid to detail and to skilful construction using good quality materials. Inventive but subtle garden lighting is also key.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 show some of our large country gardens which use the same design principles to bring together careful design and detailing alongside generous planting to achieve the best transition from the interior to the exterior of a client’s home through the garden to the wider landscape beyond. Many of the larger gardens designed by the studio feature productive/kitchen gardens, orchards and swimming pools."