About Chaucer Landscape Management

The quiet beauty of a well planned and laid out garden can be an oasis in troubled times. A place to relax, think, breathe and seek inspiration.

I formed Chaucer Landscape Management in 2014 to share my passion for garden design with my clients, honed over many years' study and practice

Contact me to find out how your dream garden can be brought to life.

Vita Sackville-West

" The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before"



Your garden design starts with you - I'll meet with you to understand what you

want from your garden, and offer ideas about how the design elements could achieve your objectives. Then I'll survey the site, taking detailed measurements including levels, and establishing the factors which influence plant choice such as site aspect, drainage and soils analysis. Your site survey will then be drawn up on Autocad. A design 'Mood Board' is then produced, showing you elements of the garden I'll incorporate in the design.
Based on your feedback to the Mood Board, I'll draw up your detailed design, including plant lists and costings.
If you decide to go ahead, the ground preparation can either be done by you, your contractor, or I'll handle this for you. Then comes the fun bit, the final layout and planting which will either be supervised or undertaken by me.


It's vital to understand how the levels of your plot influence the design, or inform the ground preparation. I use professional surveying equipment to ensure we get the details right. The levels analysis is carried out as part of your site survey.


Dear Neil.

I just wanted to say how happy I am with the wonderful garden.

You did work so hard and professionally to have give me something to enjoy for many years to come.

Thanks again.  

Kind regards

Dr. S.W, Whitstable

Pricing and Commercials

No-one likes big up-front costs and I've recognised that in my pricing structure. Most designers charge a percentage of the final build cost (typically 20% for gardens up to £20,000).

I do things differently. With Chaucer, you pay a nominal charge for the survey and Mood Board, and a further small fixed fee for the design. All I ask is that I source the plants and materials for you. I guarantee you won't pay more than the retail price offered by my wholesalers and you'll receive certified nursery stock. I warrant that all planting will reflect best industry practice and will pass on any nursery warranty provided at the point of sale.

How it works for my clients

Simple fees for survey and designBeautiful, practical designs
Great value for money
No hidden extras

Qualifications and Professional Membership

2017 University of Greenwich (Hadlow Campus) - First Class BSc Hons in Landscape Management (Land Use).
2014 RHS Level 2 Certificate.
Licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute.