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Who we are

Bath Garden Design has established a reputation for designing, creating, and managing gardens and landscapes since 2000.

Initially a garden design and garden construction company, we have grown into a more specialised business that uses our extensive skills and expertise in the restoration and renovation of listed and historic gardens in properties throughout Bath, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Emma Bond HNC, MSc, MIHort

Emma is a qualified and established horticultural consultant specialising in garden planning and design, historic garden management and conservation. Emma has a wealth of practical and technical expertise in landscape design and planting, garden history and restoration. In addition to extensive experience training individuals in all areas of practical horticulture.

With a background in art and design as well as a career in the City of London, Emma made a major career change when moving to Bath.

Since 1999 Emma has worked as a gardener, designer, trainer and writer. She initially worked as a freelance gardener and was accepted as an apprentice gardener through the well-established WRAGS Scheme with the Women’s Farm & Garden Association. Subsequently Emma worked for the organisation as a regional supervisor covering the south west and including Highgrove and other gardens of note.

Following completion of a 2-year design and planning qualification in 2004, Emma started her design practice and has worked on over 120 gardens.

Emma has a large client list of some of Bath’s most beautiful gardens and undertakes both garden maintenance and planting projects as well as restoration, garden planning and development. She also offers design and planning services as well as a consultation service to cater for gardens of all sizes.

Emma holds an MSc in the Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes from the University of Bath and is involved in the restoration and development of many larger estates and gardens.

Tom Dawson RHS 2

Tom is a director and partner of Bath Garden Design and has been involved in horticulture for more than fourteen years, working on the maintenance teams as well as large planting projects.

He is a trained designer and photographer and is responsible for the website and social media content. Tom also oversees and manages the gardening teams and is pivotal in the planning and administrative elements of the business.

With an eye for detail, Tom is responsible for ensuring that the gardens are kept in the best possible condition and that clients are satisfied with the services.

Tom has completed RHS 2 and is currently working on completing RHS3. He is passionate about ecology and conservation and is involved in the running Bath’s Wild Walcot project.

Alex Sinclair

Alex joined Bath Garden Design in 2019 having been working as a gardener and hard landscaper previously in Bath. This year Alex completed his one-year training through the WRAGS Scheme via The Women’s Farm and Garden Association.

An essential member of the maintenance teams, Alex brings enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and plenty of energy to his work and has a keen eye for detail and a practical approach.

With his qualifications in plumbing Alex is in charge of installation of irrigation systems for our clients and can also turn his hand to landscaping.

Alex is passionate about roses and is an avid collector as well as a professional pruner. He is soon to start his RHS 3 qualification.