Ian Kitson

landscape architecture & garden design


Ian Kitson had been designing gardens and landscapes for over 30 years. Ian originally qualified as a landscape architect and went on to complete a diploma in the conservation of historic parks and gardens and a degree in architecture.

He practices as a chartered landscape architect and garden designer from studios in London and Yorkshire on projects throughout the UK and Channel Islands.

The combination of his educational background and considerable experience ensures a creative and comprehensive range of services for both designing and delivering projects.

Ian is a fellow and past chair of the Society of Garden Designers.

There are many ways we can help. Our design services range from concept advice to detail project delivery including:

  • Strategic advice on garden planning relative to new homes or architectural remodeling.
  • Planning applications and environmental impact assessments often associated with new buildings and gardens or larger landscape settings. This includes working with listed buildings and listed gardens often within protected landscapes such as national parks.
  • All services to achieve a master plan combining your aspirations and our creativity. This includes meetings, site visits and exploring various design possibilities to arrive at a clear set of proposals.
  • Detail development including material selection, working with specialist fabricators, drainage, setting out, levels, bespoke features, full planting plans and specimen plant selection.
  • Obtaining tender prices and applying our considerable experience to manage and deliver the construction process.

"It's incredibly rare that gardens like this get built in this country. It's not possible to simply walk through this garden one feels completely immersed in it."

- Judging Panel SGD, 2013

On Television:

Fairlight End - Love your garden, ITV
Fairlight End - Gardeners' World, BBC
Follers Manor - Gardeners' World, BBC
Follers Manor - The Landscape Man, Channel 4
Follers Manor - Britains Best Back Gardens, ITV

In the News:

"I would pay full tribute to the contribution that professional design has made in this garden. I think Ian has done a great job for us"

- The English Garden, 2017

Ian Kitson
Landscape Architecture
& Garden Design

Ian works from offices in London, The Yorkshire Dales and Hertfordshire.

M: +44 (0)7742 301 799
E: mriankitson@gmail.com