Andy Sturgeon

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Andy Sturgeon is one of the world’s leading landscape and garden designers. Combining traditional materials and contemporary styling, his garden designs are widely admired for their timeless architectural qualities, innovative planting and sculptural characteristics.

A multi award-winning designer, he has been placed in a list of ‘Top Ten garden designers in Britain’ by both The Sunday Times and House and Garden magazine. He has won numerous awards at the internationally renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including six Gold Medals and the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award. In 2011 he was made a Fellow of the UK Society of Garden Designers.

His commissions include large country estates, public spaces and unique rooftop gardens throughout the UK. Internationally, he has worked on projects in Asia, Russia, Europe and the Middle East. He recently designed a show garden for South Korea's first garden festival - the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo.[1]

In 2013 he launched Garden Design Asia, a landscape and garden design service tailored to meet the needs of high-end private clients in Asia. The company was formed with three other leading landscape architects and garden designers - Jim Fogarty, Ronnie Tan and Stephen Caffyn - and combines the design styles and influences of British, Australian and Asian gardens.

[2] He is a published author, journalist and broadcaster and an active commentator in the international garden design sector. He also presents the BBC's annual coverage of the RHS Cheslea Flower Show.[3]

His first book Planted shook-up the world of garden publishing with its ground-breaking approach and fresh outlook. His second book Potted helped revitalise the tarnished image of indoor plants by positioning them as stylish, indispensable features of interior design. Most recently he published, the widely acclaimed Big Plans, Small Spaces.

Before graduating from the Welsh College of Horticulture in 1987,.[4] Andy worked at The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, and as a landscape gardener.

He has travelled extensively in order to observe gardens and plants in their natural habitats. Highlights include a plant hunt in Madagascar and a seed collecting expedition in Kenya for the Millennium Seed Bank.

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