Oliver Rutman Garden Design

Who we are

We are a small award-winning studio undertaking work throughout the U.K. We believe that plants are key in creating atmosphere in gardens. Our horticultural expertise allows us to design imaginative planting schemes that ensure there is year round interest in every garden.

What our clients say

Oliver has designed and created a beautiful garden that the whole family loves! He was very thoughtful about the brief and has always listened very carefully to our specific needs. The garden and lightwell he created are very imaginative and every part of the project has been well executed.  Oliver is brilliant to work with – he is a great communicator and ensures everyone involved in the project is in the loop. I couldn’t recommend Oliver more highly” – Noemi

“Oliver designed our front and back gardens. We thoroughly recommend him – he has innovative ideas; he listened to our plant preferences and wove those into a design that responds to both  garden aspects and provides colour throughout the year; he worked harmoniously with the builder; he provided an excellent schedule for ongoing maintenance. A successful partnership in every respect. The design and planting process was a delight and it was a pleasure to work with Oliver. The gardens are beautiful and attract lots of compliments.” – Stephanie

What we offer

Full Design

Aims to help you through the whole design and build process.

Just Design

Aims to offer design help but leaves it up to you to create the garden.

Planting Design

Aims to revitalise tired planting areas without redesigning the garden.


Aims to keep small gardens fresh with seasonal colour.