About Us

Marcus Barnett Studio has developed an international reputation for designing landscapes for private and public clients at home and abroad. Established in 2004, it is one of the leading garden and landscape design practices in the UK and has won multiple Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

The practice works for clients throughout Britain and internationally with projects ranging from intimate townhouse gardens and roof terraces to large country estates and prestigious private houses and villas. Other projects include exclusive housing developments, as well as public realm works for hotels, public squares, and plazas. Recent and current locations in the UK include London, Kent, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds; international project locations include France, Monaco, Azerbaijan, the UAE, Belgium, Poland, Greece, Malta, Sardinia, Kuwait, Riyadh, Tokyo, China, the USA, Canada and Australia.

Marcus Barnett Studio's multinational team of dedicated designers and supporting staff combines a breadth and depth of talent and experience, with Marcus himself being closely involved with each project.

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