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  • Designing gardens for wildlife using natural materials and native plant species. Photography by Contour Garden Design
  • Gold Medal Winners. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 - The Viking Cruises Scandinavian Garden
  • Front garden and driveway design with formal planting scheme. 3D visual produced by Contour Garden Design
  • Geometric design featuring gravel pathways and formal lawns. Photography by Contour Garden Design.
  • Contemporary garden design with large sawn stone terraces and relaxed planting. 3D visual produced by Contour Garden Design.
  • Formal pool with fountains and traditional planting. Photography by Contour Garden Design.
  • Natural stone water feature emerging from an exuberant planting scheme. Photography by Contour Garden Design.

Garden & Planting Design Northamptonshire

Designing Gardens Across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Beyond...

Welcome to Contour Garden Design. We are passionate about designing gardens and planting schemes. We provide a flexible range of garden design services to suit everyone and cater for gardens of all shapes and sizes.  Every garden we design is different, so we tailor our garden design packages to our clients needs. That might be a full bespoke design, some visuals to work from or a new planting scheme for your existing borders. Our experienced and creative design team can produce traditional, classic and contemporary design schemes to create unique spaces which reflect the tastes and personality of the client. We draw on over forty years of garden design and landscaping knowledge, having designed 100's of gardens over the years. We have designed gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show - and have won gold medals at both shows. With this experience and a carefully planned design process, we take our clients step by step through the stages of design, to produce the perfect design for our clients space. The Contour Garden Design studio is located within The Landscape Yard showroom based in Corby, Northamptonshire where we have a great space to discuss projects and present designs to our clients over a coffee, with the added benefit of having access lots of natural stone paving samples.  Say hello and book a consultation today and see what we can do with your garden. 

What can Contour Garden Design do for you?


Garden design is a very broad term. So let us explain briefly what we can design and the type of projects we regularly undertake. But before any design work can be started we need information. This comes in the form of a design brief, a site survey and a photographic record of the garden. We often survey gardens ourselves and use Leica surveying equipment to obtain all the levels and understand site topography. For large or complex gardens we work with a number of professional surveyors. We design both small and large gardens from a courtyard garden to a large estate. We are as happy working on the detailing of a small space as we are master planning several acres and we are experienced at both. We can design the entire space or just part of it. We design rear gardens, entertaining areas, gardens that wrap around a property, front gardens, entrances and driveways. In addition to this we can design landscape features, garden lighting schemes, water features and of course the planting scheme. We call the overall design of the garden the 'master plan' as this plan sets out the entire design and organises the space, but it is the 'planting plan' that brings the garden to life. Designing with plants is definately an art and not only requires an in-depth knowledge of plants, but also knowing which plants work best together and how to combine them to create a specific style or mood. It is important that the planting has good structure, seasonal interest and the all important wow factor. More and more people are having their gardens designed and we are asked to design gardens for many reasons. Often it is because our clients simply want a great garden and they enjoy gardening, but it can also be for other reasons. We often design gardens for people that have no time and require something that is low maintenance or problem gardens that are difficult, awkward spaces. These can be sloping gardens, overlooked gardens, shady gardens or unusual shaped gardens, but the challenges these spaces present often lead to really interesting designs. So whatever the project, we can design it - say hello to Contour Garden Design and let us breathe new life into your garden with the right garden design.

Why choose Contour Garden Design?

Garden Designers Leicestershire

So, why choose Contour Garden Design to design your garden? Well, the simplest answer to this is that we offer a flexible and professional garden and landscape design service to suit everyone. We have different garden design packages; Bespoke, Lite and / or Planting, to suit our clients needs and budget. We also have 40 years of garden design, gardening, landscaping and horticultural experience between us. Over the years we have honed our design skills and designed hundreds of gardens including show gardens at both RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows. Our latest achievement was winning a Gold Medal this year for our show garden at the 2016 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden, named 'The Viking Cruises Scandinavian Garden' was awarded a gold medal in the water garden category at the show.  In addition to understanding outdoor space, proportion, planting, light, shadow and all the other elements that make a succesful garden we are also experienced in understanding what our clients want from their gardens and translating ideas into designs. We are friendly and approachable and offer the best advice and design solutions possible for each project we undertake. Take the time to browse our website, look at the designs we create and the way we approach a project, read our articles and view our galleries. If you like what you see and would like us to design your garden, then say hello to Contour Garden Design, book your design consultation and let us transform your outdoor space.

What areas do Contour Garden Design cover?


We are based in Northamptonshire, so naturally we mainly design gardens and landscapes in this area. We regularly design gardens for clients in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Rutland. We have also worked slightly further afield in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Lincolnshire. Our Design Studio is located within The Landscape Yard showroom in Corby, Northamptonshire, which is just two minutes drive from the historic Rockingham Castle and medieval village of Rockingham, which has a rather fine pub called The Sondes Arms. We are lucky to be based in Northamptonshire with so many stately homes and pretty villages. Boughton House, between Geddington and Kettering have delightful walled gardens and the stunning Orpheous landscape feature designed by landscape architect, Kim Wilkie for the Duke of Buccleuch, which is well worth a visit. Lamport Hall and Cottesbrook Hall, both situated between Brixworth and Market Harborough are another two beautiful stately homes with fine gardens. Northamptonshire also boasts Deene Park between Corby and Kingscliffe, Holdenby House near Creaton, Kelmarsh Hall, Cannons Ashby House near Daventry, Kirby Hall near Gretton, Fawsley Hall near Northampton, Rushton Hall and Triangular Lodge to name but a few. Over the years, designing gardens for clients has allowed us to explore Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties and appreciate the landscape around us. We always enjoy visiting somewhere new and finding the hidden gems on our doorstep.

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