About Us

Marcus Barnett Studio has developed an international reputation for creating gardens and landscapes that combine strong architectural form and naturalistic planting. Established by Marcus in 2004 MBS has won Best in Category and three Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals. In 2018 we purchased, designed and developed a bespoke design studio based in west London in conjunction with a rural satellite studio in Overton, Hampshire.

We seek to remain a close-knit studio of ten to twelve landscape architects and designers providing a pool of multicultural talent. MBS’s design narrative, flare and culture are very much underpinned by Marcus, who is closely involved with each project. Our work varies dramatically, starting with small London townhouse gardens and increasing in scale to large private gardens and estates as well as overseas landscapes, villas, vineyards and wineries.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

"Our passion is to create gardens and landscapes that are seductive and absorbing in their visual beauty, harmonious, ever-changing, and with a slowly unfolding story.  We create places to explore, inhabit and to enjoy.

We strive to produce designs for our clients based on a thorough understanding of their requirements, the site and the needs and lifestyle of those who will inhabit the space.  Our belief is that no single design fits all, that designers must be adaptable, and that design style cannot be superimposed: good design coming only from a full and successful dialogue between client, designer and landscape.

We create landscapes that appear restrained and uncluttered but which reward exploration by gradually revealing their layers of complexity.  Often crisply geometric, and with a deceptive simplicity of design and construction detail, they entice you through a progression of richly planted spaces, each with its own mood and character."

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

"We pride ourselves in the personable way we run and manage our projects from concept through to completion.  Ours is the only phone number our clients require for all landscaping needs."

Banner and image 1: Jerry Harpur; 2: Delphine Adburgham; 3-8: Mimi Connolly