About Us

JarmanMurphy garden design practice was launched in 2015 by Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy with a gold medal winning garden at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. Since then the duo has been designing, planting and caring for gardens across the country and, in 2017, were finalists in the prestigious SGD Awards. Inspired by nature and the landscape, they develop patterns based on the feel of a space rather than manipulating it into something it is not. Balancing the ideas of clients with a sense of place and site conditions, they create beautiful, immersive gardens that encompass views or boundaries and encourage sensitive links to the landscape. The pair work closely to analyse and observe a site and create elegant and subtle solutions that capture the spirit of a place, with sensitive, sustainable planting that sits alongside a quiet boldness of design.

What services do you provide?

Garden and Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

"Simple, uncluttered design that allows the plants to take centre stage. Each garden is treated as a unique space and we take time to get to know our clients to ensure we create the perfect garden for them. We like to work with makers and artists around the country to produce engaging and exciting gardens to enjoy throughout the year."

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

"We were asked to design this walled garden in Hertfordshire as part of a larger project on the estate. The brief was to create a space for calm reflection, with naturalistic, sculptural planting and jewel-like colours and grasses. A staggered double row of Malus offers a stylish entrance to the garden, and subtle screening to the neighbouring property. Strong geometry and simple planting beds flank a large pool to bring in light and gentle reflections, while fastigiate yews reach skyward and provide strong vertical elements. The planting billows around the yews, and is full of bulbs that provide colour in the spring before the perennials and grasses emerge. The last third of the garden has a terrace for entertaining, and is surrounded on all sides by organic shaped beds that are planted loosely with grasses, herbs, bulbs and perennials, creating a soft, scented place to relax and unwind."