Award winning designer, Richard Miers, has been creating gardens for over 22 years, both in the UK and abroad. His gardens are clean and contemporary in style, with a strong sense of geometry. By putting structure into his designs, be it with hedges, walls, paths, topiary, terraces, water and trees, he divides the garden to create defining spaces and purposes which provides shelter, different views and also helps to hold the garden together during the winter months.
Symmetry underpins a lot of Richard’s designs, with a sense of balance and proportion, resulting in gardens that are handsome and harmonious. If there is a common theme to his work it is the curved hedging that winds its way through his herbaceous borders, shrubs and roses against lawns, paving or gravel.
“I like geometry, straight lines and symmetry, yet I like a looseness with the planting within the seeming formality. I also make sure that the aspect will work for the plantings, with there be enough sun or rain at the right time of year and that the soil is ideal.”
Richard makes sure that the garden fits with the house and with the existing landscape, and discusses with his client exactly how the garden will be used.
Sustainability is also important to him, and he prefers to use natural materials which tend to have an aged patination that only time brings.
Richard is based in central London and undertakes commissions ranging from a small compact urban garden, to a large estate.
As Richard says “Good garden design is all about teamwork and communications, translating ideas coherently to both client and contractor is key”
Learn more about Richard’s work at richardmiers.com.