Saul Abbott Garden Design is a garden design studio based in Sevenoaks, Kent, designing gardens throughout Kent, London and the South East of England.
My garden design philosophy is simple: to create a beautiful and practical garden that will change your life for the better.
My professional career as a garden designer grew from a year-long course i undertook in 2006 whilst working as a garden manager for a garden designer based in West London. Later, i studied at the esteemed Capel Manor college, which gave me the confidence in 2007 to undertake my first garden design commision in Stoke Newington, London.
Since that first garden design I have designed private and commercial gardens, roof terraces and food growing plots all over London and the South East, as well as in South of France, Eastern and Western Canada, the Netherlands and India.
With an added 15 years experience as a professional horticulturist and landscaper I have a comprehensive understanding of all of the hard and soft-landscaping elements that make up a garden
In 2015 I used this knowledge to teach horticulture and landscaping skills and techniques to unemployed young adults undertaking an industry-recognised qualification, as part of a role at an horticultural charity called Streetscape. Helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the horticultural industry by teaching them the skills necessary to gain employment was the most rewarding role i have ever undertaken. Designing and building a garden at an orphanage outside of Bangalore, India has also been one of my greatest professional achievements to date.
Outside of my passion for gardens i play a mean mouth harp, collect old jazz and blues music, cook an exceptional black bean dahl, search the globe for a good hat, continue to transform my home into a jungle, propagate plants from seeds and cuttings, travel to as many new places as possible and practice Vipassana meditation.