Portrait of Colm Joseph Gardens founder and lead designer, Colm Joseph.

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Colm Joseph Gardens is an award-winning landscape design studio based near Cambridge, delivering high-quality and imaginative garden design across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and further afield.

We are an energetic and passionate garden design studio, committed to delivering high quality garden transformations for our clients. We work on a varied range of exciting projects from carefully composed courtyard spaces to the creation of large-scale, modern landscape gardens.

Our small and growing studio is led by founder and lead designer, Colm Joseph. We work with a network of highly skilled and dedicated design collaborators, landscape construction professionals, engineers, artisans, and horticultural specialists to bring our designs to life. We often work alongside architects, creating beautiful landscapes that complement and enhance our clients' architect-designed house or extension.

Our garden design ethos is bold, imaginative and considered. We take a sensitive design approach, responding the particular qualities of each site. Every place and person we work with is unique and our approach is responsive to this, creating a tailored, bespoke design for every client.

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Colm's garden at Chelsea 2019 won much acclaim and perfectly encapsulated his passion for plants combined with a strong eye for spatial composition.

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Portrait of Colm Joseph Gardens founder Colm Joseph

Colm Joseph, Founder and Lead Designer

Colm Joseph is an award-winning garden designer building a strong reputation for contemporary landscape design that balances architectural composition with beautiful, naturalistic planting.

Colm trained at the acclaimed London College of Garden Design based at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He graduated with distinction and as 'top student', achieving the highest overall mark ever awarded in the history of the college.

In 2019, Colm exhibited his first show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, winning a silver-gilt medal for his contemporary reimagining of a traditional rose garden. Colm is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and was a finalist in the SGD Awards 2019.

Prior to training in garden design, Colm had a highly successful career as a management consultant and economist in international development, designing and implementing large, complex projects to expand economic opportunities for people in East Africa. He brings these strong project management, communication and coordination skills to his work as a landscape designer.


Colm Joseph Gardens RHS Chelsea Flower Show rose meadow planting design. Photo credit Britt Willoughby-Dyer.jpg