About Us

Since 2007 Lucy Willcox has produced a range of projects from contemporary town gardens to beautiful planting schemes. Her Highgate garden was a finalist in the Society of Garden Designers 2013 awards and selected by Alan Titchmarsh for his ITV program ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens’ as ‘One of Britain’s top 10 gardens’. Two of Lucy's gardens, Putney Heath and Stockwell, were shortlisted for the 2016 Society Garden Designers awards too.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

I would describe my style as Classic Contemporary. It's a style that can be adapted for gardens that want a more traditional feel with a modern twist to very contemporary gardens.

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

We had a listed period property with beautiful bones, old brick walls, and a marble bust of the previous owner - all giving a very special, historical atmosphere. The challenge was to bring modernity to the old soul of the garden, in a subtle but unequivocal manner. The clients, a professional couple with four children, had many requirements but above all they wanted an inviting, space where the family could come together and where they could entertain their many friends. As an active family, the lawn needed to be large enough for a variety of sports and accommodate their ‘party marquee’. We felt it needed to be a beautiful expanse within the composition of the design too. A large dining area was requested in this open south-facing garden so we created a welcoming, shady spot with roof-trained hornbeams. The area is now a pull, inviting you to sit under the dappled light of the trees. Modern planting felt appropriate closer to the house so we loosened up the scheme the further we progressed into the garden - with the position of the protected and beautifully gnarled Mulberry tree acting as a juncture for the subtle change. The slow and steady transformation between the two styles blends seamlessly within the scheme coming to a crescendo of naturalistic planting at the back of the garden. The result is a considered design that works for the space, the family and their very specific brief.