About Us

Karen Rogers has been designing gardens and outdoor spaces for many years. After a very successful start, winning RHS awards at Hampton Court, Karen is now in demand from high-profile clients both individual and corporate. KR Garden Design was a finalist at the prestigious SGD awards in 2019. The business focuses on creating beautiful elegant designs which are both practical and stylish, taking in the Genus Loci, or 'Spirit of the Place'. Karen is dedicated to sustainable landscaping and plants relating to the region or country the gardens are located. She has also designed both residential and commercial gardens in Greece, emphasising sustainability in choosing plants that deal with a difficult climate and lack of irrigation.

What services do you provide?

Landscape, Garden and Planting Design

How would you describe your style?

"KR Garden Design has designed traditional as well as contemporary gardens, our style is elegant, uncluttered with soft and structural planting for all-year-round interest. Our focus is to create an outdoor living space for clients that blends with the architectural and interior design of the house as well as taking into account the aspect and surrounding landscape."

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

"I was asked to design a five-acre secluded country garden in the South Downs National Park, Hampshire, hidden in a mature forest amongst towering pines, cedars and cypresses. The property which had been in the family for generations and had fallen into disrepair was replaced with a modern prefabricated timber house. 

The brief was to design a garden that complimented the prefabricated house in keeping with the surrounding landscape. The garden was to be seen from all windows with fantastic views towards the woodland areas, which included a croquet lawn,  a decked terrace with views of the South Downs and a three-acre wood. The planting scheme had to provide year-round colour and that worked with the acidic sandy soil conditions. To create the views, we removed some of the mature rhododendrons and poorly planted trees and opened the views to both the garden and the woods."

Caroline Mardon