Nicola Greaves Design is an award winning landscape and garden design studio based in Bristol. Working across the UK we are building a reputation for creating quality, imaginative and intelligent landscape design solutions. Led by garden designer and landscape architect Nicola Greaves, we offer a full range of design and consultancy services to developers, architects, public bodies and private clients, and enjoy working within multi-disciplinary teams or as independent consultants. Regardless of scale we work in partnership with our clients from concept to completion and maintain a respect for budgets and timings throughout.
Following a professional background in marketing and advertising, Nicola combined her passions for the natural environment and design to become a landscape architect. Initially gaining a first class honours degree in garden design from Falmouth University followed by a post-graduate diploma in landscape architecture from University of Gloucestershire. Industry recognition includes a Silver Medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and a coveted SGD Award, and Nicola has been on the winning team of Gold Medal show gardens at RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park.
Nicola Greaves Design is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and a licentiate member of the Landscape Institute.
The relationship between people, place and nature is at the heart of our approach. Inspired by the greater landscape and vernacular ecology we bring together a sense of place and wishes of our clients to create timeless, elegant places which feel appropriate to their setting.
We embrace heritage and traditional craftsmanship alongside modern design and construction methods to create classic & contemporary landscapes of the highest quality. Designs often combine bold architectural form contrasted with soft naturalistic planting, using a minimal palette for cohesion and harmony. Materials are regularly chosen for their sensory qualities and plant species selected to support wildlife and promote biodiversity.
We employ a collaborative approach to our projects, working with engineers to ecologists to artists, resulting in well-researched, quality landscapes. We understand that each client and project is unique and aim to bring imagination and technical rigour to each, regardless of scale or budget, and our focus is always on the deliverability of our proposals.
We seek to promote environmentally responsible design approaches resulting in places that leave a sustainable legacy for the future.