About us

Mark Lane Designs is an award-winning landscape and garden design practice established by landscape and garden designer Mark Lane, who is also a published gardening and garden design writer, speaker and BBC TV presenter.


Mark Lane Designs collaborates closely with architects, designers, artists, sculptors and craftsmen on a wide range of projects, to provide an individual, friendly and professional service offering high-quality, bespoke garden, planting and landscape design for small private or large-scale public projects, an intimate little garden or a landmark outdoor facility. However large or small your project, through a blend of creativity, planning and attention to detail Mark Lane Designs can take care of your plans and aspirations.

​Mark Lane Designs works closely with you at every stage from initial consultation and planning through to the final construction, to create a garden or landscape that is a direct response to the architecture, topography and character of the landscape – a sense of place and space. Designs are functional, in-keeping with the surrounding environment, the wild space and its natural flora and fauna; that builds on integrated structures and the spaces between, in and around them, and is an aesthetic, collaborative, engaging, harmonious response to the Concept Plan and Design Brief.

Mark Lane Designs also has knowledge of and expertise for fully accessible gardens, whether for a private dwelling or for a public building, such as hospitals, disability charities, specialist units or rehabilitation centres.

​A multitude of styles can be reflected from cottage garden, naturalistic, prairie, woodland, orchard, modern-contemporary, urban, green roof, seaside, formal, water garden, sustainable, sensory, green wall, communal, therapeutic, accessible, Japanese, English, French, Italian, tropical, desert, coastal … and many more; while being sensitive and sympathetic to the inherent nature of the site.

Mark Lane Designs prides itself on in-depth plant knowledge, attention to detail and in high-quality workmanship.

Mark is also an Ambassador for Greenfingers, the national charity that creates inspiring gardens for children and their families to enjoy, the ‘Health, Wellbeing and Community’ Ambassador for Groundwork, the environmental community charity with a green heart and an Ambassador for Thrive, the national charity that uses gardening to positively change lives. Mark is also Patron of Core Landscapes, championing community gardens in urban environments and a Supporter of Leonard Cheshire, the national and international charity supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

Mark is a member of the Garden Media Guild and the Professional Garden Consultants Association.

(Please visit our sister site www.accessiblegardens.org.uk. We would love to hear your experiences at public gardens and historic sites throughout England and Wales.)

Please contact us for an initial consultation to discuss your requirements.

What makes us different?

  • expert advice
  • published garden writer
  • creative ideas
  • meticulous planning and landscaping
  • overall management of the entire process, or simply presentation of design solutions
  • individual plant selection
  • individual plant maintenance and care schedules
  • high-quality, bespoke designs
  • full understanding of the requirements of disabled people
  • TV presenter

Looking for personalised advice?

Please contact us to arrange an appointment on +44 1227 207 013 , or alternatively use our online contact form.