Angela Newman


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

I have grown up with a love of nature and the outdoors, and this passion has led me to create Angela Newman Garden Design. Natural landforms and habitats now provide a constant source of inspiration and will continue to help me shape garden designs with balance, beauty and longevity.

I trained at KLC School of Design based at Hampton Court Palace, obtaining a Diploma in Garden Design with Honours. I was awarded the Student of the Year prize and a project prize awarded by client Marina Christopher of specialist plant nursery Phoenix Perennial Plants. During the course I had the opportunity to gain work experience with leading garden designer Andy Sturgeon, winner of five gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. I also worked at specialist plant nursery Pioneer Plants and at Great Dixter, the wonderful garden of the late gardener and writer, Christopher Lloyd. All these experiences have helped me to develop high standards of design and plantsmanship.

Before becoming a garden designer I worked as a barrister at a leading set of Chambers in London, specialising in public, property and planning law. I took a bold leap to leave the legal profession because I knew that I wanted to pursue a more creative direction. But this background certainly gives me a eye for detail, an ability to work under pressure and useful grasp on law and process. Perhaps most importantly, I bring a highly professional and practical approach to my work and I am always focused on meeting the client’s brief.