Douglas Dalgleish

Garden Designer - qualified, experienced -
Douglas Dalgleish Dip. PSGD Garden Design,
BA(Hons.) Design

I have been working as a professional Garden Designer since 2006, the year I achieved with distinction, my PSGD Diploma in Garden Design. The respected vocational course at Pickard School of Garden Design had demanded nine months of intensive work. I undertook this challenging Garden Design course to redirect my proven design talent after 20 years of professional experience designing site-specific ceramic projects for private clients. Garden Design brings together my well-honed professional design skills, a unique aesthetic sensitivity, and a lifetime of direct personal experience of garden-making with plants, soil, trees & structures.


Previous design experience:

In 1980 I graduated with a BA Honours Degree from the Design school of Edinburgh College of Art, followed by a post-graduate Diploma in Ceramics. I have been designing and making unique site-specific works to commission since 1985. My professional experience, always self-employed, in Ceramics and now in Garden Design, has been focused on the design and creation of site-specific and client-specific projects at various locations and scales. I am pleased that all of my creative work has successfully helped people to improve the environments within which they live.

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Garden Design

Although every design process requires a successful design outcome, there are no fundamentally 'right' or 'wrong' design answers. Accepting that perfection is unrealistic, I aim for design excellence in every garden. I bring to each garden project my specialised knowledge and the wisdom of experience, sensitivity to people & the qualities of place, along with my creative vision and aesthetic insight. My clients enjoy the outcome of these specialised abilities, brought to life in their extraordinary gardens.

Get In Touch

"If the garden you own is not the garden you would like to own, get in touch. For a modest fee I'll visit to see your garden's problems, consider possible improvements and discuss how we can work together to create a better place."
Douglas Dalgleish