Alicia Savage | Garden Design

Alicia has spent 10 years working in the garden design and horticultural industry gaining a BA (Hons) in Garden Design at The University of Greenwich. Previous to that she received training at Trebah Gardens in Cornwall and worked at a local plant nursery while running a small garden maintenance business where she nurtured a love of plants and their needs.


Since 2012 she has spent 3 yrs working for award winning Marian Boswall Landscape Architects in Kent who specialise in Historic Garden Restoration and while there received training at the prestigious Great Dixter garden in Sussex.


Since returning to the South West in 2015 and establishing Alicia Savage Gardens she has also been working alongside Katherine Roper Landscape Design implementing schemes primarily in Bristol and Cornwall but working throughout the whole of the South West.

Huge thanks to the amazing team that have got us short listed for the 2019 SGD awards. The gorgeous planting team Alicia Savage & Jeanette Lerwill!

Marian Boswall of MBLA

Initial Site Meeting & Consultation

The initial site meeting to explore the garden and discuss the brief and concept ideas is free of charge. The information gathered at this initial meeting will then be compiled into a brief document that offers observations and suggestions for the design.

Site Survey

Detailed survey carried out with Leica laser level that includes levels, boundaries and house.

Concept Design

A detailed plan outlining the footprint of the concept with a series of detailed perspectives and sections which provide a sense of space and proposed levels. Materials and planting palettes are also included in this stage.

Masterplanning & Specification

This phase includes detailed construction drawings which are sent out to landscapers for quoting. Getting the right landscaper for the job is so important and I frequently work alongside Uri Peel of Peel Projects, who is an excellent landscaper with a great breadth of experience.

Planting Plans & Implementation

A detailed plan which proposes where the plants suggested in the concept palette will be best suited in the site and presented in the most aesthetically pleasing way. Plant sourcing is also included in this stage and the client can benefit from a trade discount.

Continued Garden Maintenance

Continued garden maintenance ensures that your new design stays looking at its best and continues to grow and develop. I can recommend qualified gardeners who will help it flourish.

Selected Work
Alicia Savage took on our garden in Spring 2013, turning it from a boring expanse of gravel to a beautifully textured and layered garden with a distinct and natural sense of drama. Introducing surprise by ‘hiding’ parts of the garden, with elements revealing themselves only as you travelled through it and her intuitive understanding of shape and planting has meant that the garden, while small, appears to be larger than it actually is. Not only is it beautiful, but constantly changing. It is the most wonderful garden and we are so proud of it and extremely grateful for all that she did. Alicia is a hard-working and talented gardener as well as being a lovely person!

Linda and Bob Coburn – A Seaside Garden, Cornwall

Contact Me

Get in touch to find out more and book your free initial site meeting & consultation.


+44 0750 319 3447