We see every new project as an opportunity to produce somethings new and unique.
We have a passion for contemporary landscape design, and endeavour to create spaces which are fresh and exciting. We love to experiment with both the old and the new, using new materials in new ways and re-imagining the old to create garden spaces which push boundaries.
We love the juxtaposition between the old and new, the natural and the man made.
Working in Cornwall and in particular Falmouth we are fortunate to have many talented craftspeople to work with and inspire us. Collaborating with these local individuals enables us to bring you something truly special and contemporary.
We believe gardens should be somewhere to reconnect with nature. Gardens should be a place to escape, somewhere immersive where you can lose yourself.
An important contributing factor to a space like this is the presence of wildlife and a connection with nature and the elements.
Even in already very green and rural places like Bradford on Avon considerate landscape design can create an even more harmonious relationship with the natural world. We love to design exterior spaces which actively encourage wildlife.
Plant selection is key, we will consider how your garden will work year round and endeavour to create a living landscape that not only looks beautiful but works for wildlife. Plants will be carefully selected with preference given to those which retain their seed heads and structure, this will provide a valuable food source and habitat for wildlife through the colder months whilst also being incredibly captivating.
We are Cornwall based garden design studio, as you can guess we love Cornwall and particularly the Mounts Bay and Marazion area. Designing coastal gardens, with battering winds and sea spray is something we do best.
Through considerate design we will create a space that enhances its surroundings and provides a place of escape, somewhere to unwind and relax.
We love naturalistic planting and contemporary design. Locations like Mounts bay lend themselves to tough, resilient and atmospheric planting and we have a particular soft spot for ornamental grasses. Unparalleled in their ability to catch the light on a summers evening, in exposed locations like these, grasses capture the energy of the wind and sea and can bring a garden to life and look equally as magical in their winter incarnation. A perfect plant for a low maintenance garden.
Coming from a background in product design, Sam has a real passion for creating bespoke garden buildings and structures that relate to their individual exterior spaces and respond to the specific need of a client.
We think every element of your garden should be carefully considered and eloquently executed, this includes everything from your garden studio, shed or office space to your exterior furniture’s and fencing.
Drawing inspiration from contemporary architecture, furniture design and traditional carpentry techniques, we will create something bespoke and beautiful with every detail considered right down to the smallest of fixings.
We are a landscape & garden design studio based just outside of Looe in Cornwall. We specialise in the creation of modern and contemporary gardens throughout the UK.
We have a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge in landscape design and being based in Cornwall we have a particular passion for waterfront properties like many found in Fowey.
Waterfront homes have a lot to offer, views and atmosphere can provide a great starting point for design but there are challenges associated with exposed locations such as these.
Sam Ovens landscapes can help you make the most of your unique location, no matter what the constraints. From low maintenance, high impact holiday homes gardens to pocket sized courtyards and terraces.
Here at Sam Ovens landscapes we are proud of our plant knowledge and have a passion for informal naturalistic planting. Drawing inspiration from nature we love to create dynamic and evocative planting schemes that push boundaries and bring spaces to life.
We believe that a carefully considered planting palette alone has the ability to revitalise and change the overriding feel of a space.
When designing a new planting scheme we start but imagining how the finished space should feel and then begin working backword to achieve this. Taking into account the schemes location we will look at what works in the area and what occurs naturally. Not only does this ensures the garden maintains a sense of place but it will also give us a good indication of what plants will work in the scheme. In a location like St Mawes we like to create spaces which connect with the surrounding environment and draws it in, the garden acting as veil to its surroundings.
Based in Cornwall, the studio is fortunate to be surrounded by such a diverse and varied landscape, we love escaping to the wild North coast from time to time, especially around the Padstow, Rock and Polzeath area, where we love to see what plants are thriving in these challenging conditions.
These visits and observations are incredibly important to us as they ensure we have a thorough understanding of these very specific locations, giving us the necessary knowhow to carry out considerate design in areas like these.
If you have a project in a challenging coastal location do get in touch to see how we could help…
We are a landscape & garden design studio based just outside of Looe in Cornwall. We specialise in the design of modern and contemporary gardens throughout the South West and beyond.
We love Bath and surrounding areas and enjoy working with the local vernacular and are always looking for new and interesting projects in the area.
With a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge in garden design, landscape architecture and horticulture. We are happy to work on all projects from large rural family gardens to small inner city courtyards.