• garden design
  • landscape gardening
  • construction

About Us

Husband and wife team Alex and Louise Ness met whilst working at a well renowned plant nursery near Newbury in 2003. Whilst absorbing an extensive knowledge of the plants at hand, they also respectively studied garden design and horticulture at Merrist Wood College in Surrey.  

Moving on from the nursery, both Alex and Louise gained a huge amount of practical experience working at large estates in Hampshire and Berkshire before collaborating in 2011 to start up a garden design, consultancy and garden maintenance business based near Andover and Winchester, Hampshire.  

Working as a team Alex and Louise bring their own personal strengths to the business. Alex's attention to detail throughout the design process ensures that all possible variants are discussed from the outset. His ability to visualise a site and translate his ideas onto paper offer the clarity needed to make final decisions and start the exciting process of transforming a garden. Louise complements his work by using her depth of knowledge to advise on the planting schemes and tones for the sites and co-ordinating with the client over plant and material choices, styles and managment of the overall project.

On most projects they like to get involved with the design and materials for both the soft and hard landscaping but will always work closely to benefit from the huge bank of experience provided by the teams of builders and landscapers that work with them.

With an infinite love of plants and expert knowledge of the environment they thrive in, Arbutus Garden Design aim to create beautiful gardens that will bring you years of enjoyment.