About me

I established my landscape design and build business in 2008 in South Wales after graduating and gaining several years of experience building gardens. Since winning my first RHS Silver-Gilt Award for my very first commission, I moved to Cheshire and now focus solely on designing gardens.  I have tailored a professional design service where collaboratively with my clients we create practical, exciting and bespoke gardens which are uniquely crafted according to their brief and their environment.  


I pride myself on creating high quality, intricate and striking gardens which are recognised for their bold lines, the clever use of colour, textures, materials and beautiful planting.  I’m very much a ‘less is more’ designer, focussing on doing the simple things well.  As you’ll read in my testimonials and online reviews, I work with my clients to achieve their gardens maximum potential, listening to them to gain an understanding and offer a solution which suits their requirements.    


The style of my designs vary depending on a client’s brief, however I excel in contemporary landscape design as this is what excites me most.   Clean, architectural lines with a hint minimalism, softened with textured planting and natural materials.  In fact I’m heavily influence by modern architecture and natural landscapes so given free reign you’ll likely see elements of both make an appearance in my work.  


My gardens range from small town spaces to larger country gardens and I work with clients all over from Cheshire, Manchester, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Liverpool, Chester, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, North Wales and beyond.  Although I don’t build gardens any more, I draw on my extensive experience of garden construction whilst working closely with excellent Landscapers to oversee projects from start to finish ensuring the design is realised as intended to the highest standard.


I am a Pre-Registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and produce gardens to their exacting standards.


Defining Words

What my clients say about me


Northern Design Awards 2017 - Finalist - Art Deco Garden Cheshire

RHS Silver-Gilt Award - RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015

RHS Silver-Gilt Award - Gardeners World Live 2009

Voted “Best small garden” by the Gardeners world live visitors 2009

RHS Silver-Gilt Award - RHS Cardiff flower show 2009



Robert Hughes Garden Design is an award winning, innovative and creative landscape design practice based in Knutsford, Cheshire.  


I offer a professional garden design service to domestic and commercial clients in Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool and all around the North West of England and beyond.

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Robert Hughes

7 Ash Grove, Knutsford,

Cheshire, WA16 8BB


01565 621304 

07825 371337




FB: /RobertHughesGardenDesign



Robert Hughes Garden Design

Robert Hughes Garden Design

Robert Hughes Garden Design