Italian by birth, Arabella Lennox-Boyd is one of the leading landscape designers working in the UK. She has been designing for over fifty years and has landscaped more than seven hundred gardens worldwide, including six Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal gardens, and Best of Show winner in 1998.
Her many commissions range from commercial projects, such as the roof garden at No. I Poultry in the City of London; gardens open to the public, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park, the Maggie’s Centre in Dundee and Airfield Garden and Farm in Dublin; small town gardens; large country estates, including the development of large-scale master plans and Mediterranean and tropical gardens. Her larger private projects include the gardens at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, gardens and parkland in the US; and further large gardens in France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, Barbados, Canada, the Ukraine, Moscow and the USA.
She is a trustee of the Chelsea Physic Gardens; on the Scientific and Education Panel of the International Dendrology Society, a member of the RHS Woody plants committee, and a trustee of the Tree Register of the British Isles (T.R.O.B.I.).
Lennox-Boyd was awarded the prestigious RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for her work in Horticulture, and an Honorary Doctorate of Design (HonDDes) from the University of Greenwich where she is also a member of The Assembly. She received the International Prestige Prize Torsanlorenzo in recognition of her lifelong commitment to innovation in design and the prestigious Premio Firenze Donna prize for her outstanding achievements both as a landscape architect and as a businesswoman.
Previously, she served for nine years as a Trustee of Kew Gardens, was a member of The Historic Parks and Gardens Panel of English Heritage and sat on the Heritage panel for six contemporary Heritage gardens. Was a Trustee of the Yorkshire Arboretum for over 25 years and on the Council of the IDS until she retired because of age. She was a founding member of the Martin McLaren Horticultural Scholarship and Patron of the Painshill Park Trust.
I believe that the design brief springs from our response to a place, to its environment and to the needs of the client. From here, I develop a design that meets all needs. Once appointed, my team and I see a project through until completion and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and the support and advice we give to all concerned along the way. Even after the project is finished, we offer advice and maintenance supervision support according to the client's needs.
My design principles, based on fifty years of experience, are continually evolving to reflect new ideas and to deal with new challenges.
WORKING TOGETHER (shared vision) - My team is comprised of independent Landscape Designers, Landscape Architects, Architects and Horticulturalists with whom I have worked for many years and who share my beliefs, vision and ideas.