About Us

Our office is based in East Molesey, Hampton Court and we work throughout Greater London, Surrey and the Southeast of England. We also work on projects internationally.

About GreenArden design

The practise, led by Christine Wilford, offers stylish yet timeless and practical design solutions to outdoor spaces. 

 

We offer a complete landscape design service, from conception through planning and tender, to construction and planting. Plus, consultation and planting design services are available for those who want to improve only certain areas in their gardens. We also provide services for supporting planning applications or their conditions, in association with hard and soft landscaping.

Each design approach is unique and individual in response to each client and brief, producing projects that exceed expectations and add value. Once a garden is finished and handed it over to the owners and gardeners, we keep in touch and return to advise as the garden develops.

Our design work is supported by professional and highly skilled partners who will build the garden for you. Please see our Portfolio which shows a selection of the work, gardens built and planting scheme.

Christine Wilford

A lifelong interest in design and a growing passion for plants and gardens led me to study garden design professionally at the Garden Design School in Surrey.

 

I qualified in 2007 with distinction and established the garden design practice GreenArden design in 2008. I am a fully registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD), the professional body of garden designers in the UK.

Since embarking on the journey of creating gardens I have become more and more passionate about planting design and creating environments for people to enjoy, relax and de-stress from our daily life challenges.

Since 2019 I have held the position of Chair of the Surrey Garden Design Group, a collaborative networking group for professionals and non-professionals within the garden and landscape industry.

 

Architectural background

I originally trained as an architect, qualifying in Hamburg, Germany, in 1987, and worked for several architectural practices in Hamburg until I established my own practice in 1992.

 

Through this work, I gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in the design process, project management and execution of construction. These skills now perfectly complement my passion for garden and landscape design. For architectural services please contact us on 020 7018 5207 or via email.

Testimonials

“Christine was extremely efficient organised and professional to work with. Her background as an architect was a huge benefit. Christines’ great knowledge of plants, how they work together, and how to integrate them into her design was superb.

She had a very sensitive approach when listening to our ideas. She also cleverly reflected them in her design. Her guidance during the process was invaluable. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough, and we are thrilled with our beautiful garden.”
Nikki R
“A background in architecture was what first drew us to Christine of GreenArden design. She listened to what we wanted to achieve with our garden and her skills and knowledge have created a beautiful living space that gives great us pleasure every day.

Christine has excellent attention to detail and is very professional. She is also very approachable and easy to get along with. We would have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Penny S
”Christine was a delight to work with. Although we had never commissioned this type of work before she took our loose brief and surpassed our expectations. She was extremely organised, easy to work with and gave great advice and insight throughout the project.

We would not hesitate in recommending her and have happily passed on her number to friends who were blown away with the garden when they saw it.”
Rachael S
“I highly recommend GreenArden design. Christine was professional in all aspects of the job, very easy to work with and gave me so many ideas which I was so grateful for, being clueless with gardening. The end result was superb and she achieved everything that she had promised.

I thoroughly recommend GreenArden design for professionalism and guarantee one would not be disappointed with the end result.”
Veronica D
”Christine is very creative and has a fantastic insight into how the garden will develop throughout the seasons and the years. She is visionary and is able to clearly articulate the vision and inspire. She truly loves what she does and this is very evident.

We continue to work together to tweak aspects of the garden to create fresh interest and I always look forward to her visits. Christine is an absolute pleasure to work with and she has created a garden that still thrills me 5 years on.”
Gill G
”Christine very skillfully put together a design that took into account the plants that we wanted to keep, and included new small trees, shrubs, and perennials, that would blend in well with those we wanted to retain. She also sourced, delivered, and did the planting according to the plan.

We are delighted with the result and each day brings something new happening in the garden. Christine is a delight to work with and listens attentively to her clients. We are happy to recommend her work.”
Ken S.