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Gardens by Aparna

Garden Design Studio

Bedfordshire, UK

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Having lived in cities all my life, I value beautiful, resilient, functional greenspaces. I pay attention to how people want to use their outdoor space and what role it plays in their life – always aiming to deliver a garden that is going to be loved, and lived in, like a natural extension of the home. My designs are strongly guided by the sense of place that makes each garden special – enriching what’s already there, but also adding new rooms to bring diverse areas and interest to gardens, enticing people to wander outdoors and enjoy the magic of their gardens. 



A strong believer in the healing power of gardening and nature, I retrained as a gardener and garden designer, switching careers into horticulture after 25 years of building global brands in the consumer goods industry. I have previously worked for companies like Amazon, Tesco, Unilever, and Reckitt, and over the past decade, slowly converted a hobby and a passion for plants into a full-time career.


In 2023 I gained a Diploma in Garden Design from the London College of Garden Design graduating with a Distinction, and since then have worked for world renowned Landscape Architect, Tom Stuart Smith OBE, and his wife Sue Stuart Smith, author of the Well Gardened Mind, at their community interest company, Serge Hill Project, in Hertfordshire. The project aims to bring gardening, creativity, and health to children and adults who otherwise have little opportunity to connect with gardens and nature. 


Having lived in busy cities like Bombay, New Delhi, New York, Oxford, and London all my life, and as a busy mum to three, I have always valued greenspaces as places of refuge and relaxation. I got into horticulture in 2015 via RHS courses, to learn how to nurture our precious greenspaces and have never looked back. Gardening is my way of staying grounded and doing something meaningful and purposeful in a fast-changing world.

Honoured to be selected by Gardens Illustrated Magazine as one of the people to watch in 2024

Follow me @gardensbyaparna


  • A beautiful functional garden that is a natural extension to your home

  • Filling your beds/ borders with year round Colour, Texture, Movement

  • For new garden owners and those who want to be better gardeners

Recent Projects

An Oasis in the Midlands

Small Residential Garden in Amersham

Shared Urban Courtyard in London

Relaxing Family Garden in Yorkshire


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