Sue Gilbert - Gardens by Design

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Sue Gilbert

Sue Gilbert Gardens by Design is a business formed around two passions; a love of design and drawing and having two previous generations of professional gardeners in the family.

We offer award-winning garden design services, planting plans and concepts, and can work with landscapers to deliver the full package - uniquely designed gardens to suit your budget.


Covid-19 Virus Action

If you wish to progress your garden design but have concerns regarding the virus:

1. All meetings can be done remotely by phone/skype.
2. Garden surveys do not need you to be there; I just need external access.

I am maintaining good hygiene practices and remain fit and well. I will ask any clients if they are well before any face to face meetings.


From a young age inspiration was everywhere; growing up in the grounds of Muncaster Castle, famous for its gardens and award-winning Rhododendron collection. Whereas my father and grandfather were respected plants men, for me it is the association of structure and hard landscaping materials with planting that is fascinating.

Now in its second decade, the business still creates within me, a joy of creating new gardens and revitalising old ones. In that time I've been able to form good relationships with local suppliers and contractors, enabling me to offer my customers a 'total package solution' to solving their garden design requirements.

Based in the town of Olney, Buckinghamshire, I mostly offer my full garden design service in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. I was also lucky enough to design a show garden for BBC Gardener's World Live 2008, the garden winning a silver medal which delighted all involved in our first experience of the challenge of show garden building.