Brown Earth Landscapes provides specialist garden design Edinburgh and Landscape Architecture services across Edinburgh, Glasgow and the rest of Scotland. We undertake all manner of garden design in Scotland from the planning of large rural gardens to smaller urban spaces and pride ourselves on delivering a very personal service to a high standard.

Our past projects have ranged from the wilds of the Isle of Mull, to the Black Isle, Borders, Dundee, garden design in Edinburgh, garden design Glasgow and many others in between.

Brown Earth Landscapes has a wealth of experience taken from several years running as a busy design and build practice in Edinburgh and before that in London. Now that the business is based in Perthshire, we offer a range of services from the development of the initial garden design concept, to a full landscape design and planting plan service and where required project management.

Our design philosophy focuses on a strong classical framework and includes a wide range of styles from contemporary urban spaces to large country gardens with a more traditional layout. Importantly, our gardens are recognised for their clean, strong architectural lines, lush and luxuriant planting, elegant styling and use of colour.

There is an emphasis on the intuitive use of plants and materials to create vibrant gardens with lifelong style and elegance. The inclusion of work by Scottish sculptors and artists as well as local plants and materials wherever possible is a core element in Brown Earth’s designs.

Garden Design in Edinburgh

Garden Design Edinburgh

Garden Design Edinburgh

Founded by Claire Reading (PSGD Dip.) in 2002 and based in Perthshire, Brown Earth provides Edinburgh garden design, Glasgow garden design as well as further afield.

Years spent working as a garden designer in Edinburgh and before that in London mean that Claire is well practiced at maximising the possibilities of a small garden space. Equally, being based in Perthshire she is now regularly involved in larger gardens and estates across Scotland.

Brown Earth Landscapes is proud of its fresh, innovative and elegant approach to garden design in Scotland, making the most of the challenging climate to create gardens to enjoy all year round. Claire uses her natural eye for design and intuitive use of plants and materials to consistently produce the highest quality garden design work for a variety of clients. Claire has a wealth of experience from working on a Silver Medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2004 to creating the organic potager garden at The River Cafe in London and more recently running Brown Earth as busy garden design and build service in Edinburgh before moving to Perthshire with her family.

Garden Design Glasgow

Brown Earth undertakes a variety of projects from the garden design of private gardens and larger estates to providing landscape architecture services to architects and developers within a range of sectors. While we no longer provide a garden build service, the years spent constructing gardens has provided invaluable experience which is applied to every job.

Great care is taken with each and every project ensuring that all of the elements come together and, with a good base of contacts to draw from, that each project contract runs smoothly and efficiently. Claire’s huge enthusiasm for her subject is infectious and she strives to make the process wholly enjoyable from the start to finish of each project.


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