About Us

The team at Jonathan Snow Design specialises in working with discerning clients with an interest in investing in their garden for the long term, and an appreciation for aesthetics, quality of finish and beautiful planting throughout the year. They enjoy collaborating with architects and interior designers and teaming up with skilled garden builders and the best tree and plant nurseries in the country, and working with gardeners to ensure that each garden they design matures and reaches its full potential over the coming years.  

Jonathan has almost 20 years of experience. A graduate of the Inchbald School of Design, he worked with Arne Maynard and then Tom Stuart-Smith, before setting up his own practice. He has exhibited on Main Avenue at the Chelsea Flower Show three times, most recently picking up a Gold Medal and the award for Best Construction for his Himalayan garden, in 2021. As evidenced by his gardens at Chelsea, a passion for botany, and studying how plants grow in the wild all over the world underpins much of his planting design. 

Jonathan is a member of the International Dendrology Society, a pre-registered member of the Society of Gardeners and a regular speaker at Inchbald.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

"We love creating inviting outdoor spaces that people want to spend time in, in the countryside or in town. Our aim is to create the perfect harmony between home and garden, taking into account the wishes of the client, local architecture and the surrounding landscape. 

We strive not only to make the garden look natural but to make the garden so the people in it will feel natural."

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

"The restoration of the gardens of a former Scottish manse, in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Scotland. The house enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the countryside to the South. Rather than focusing on an overly manicured front garden, the design sought to enhance these views, taking into account the scale of the landscape.

Behind the main house is a walled garden with an unusual semi-circular rear wall. The refurbished tennis court was retained in the centre but concealed behind an orchard on one side, and flanked on the remaining sides by a more formal garden. Box-edged beds were designed to follow the curved wall and were filled with a mixture of herbaceous planting, fruit and vegetables, and a cutting garden."

Banner Image and Image 1: Sirli Raitma; Image 2-3: Russell Hogg; Image 4-5: Jonathan Snow; Image 6: Denise Quinlan; Image 7-8: Lally Snow: