James has won numerous awards for the Garden Company’s design and delivery of beautiful gardens throughout Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Middlesex and North London. Overseeing all work produced by his design team and with overall responsibility for the Garden Company business, James is a fully Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers. This is the only body representing professional garden designers in the UK. Since 2013 James has served on Council for the SGD. James first developed his love of plants and their place in the greater landscape growing up in the Cotswolds where he spent many happy hours with his grandparents, keen gardeners of their one-acre garden in the Slad valley. James studied at Merrist Wood College in Surrey where he was awarded the accolade of ‘Best Design Student’. ‘Personally, I think the best part of my role is to work closely with nature, collaborate with many talented people and deliver high-quality, beautiful gardens. It is possible in this industry to make a significant positive difference to peoples’ lives and that is a real privilege’.