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Over 35 years experience.

Apt Studios is design-led, creating bespoke garden and landscape designs for home, work or public environments across the UK. With an in house construction and planting team, we can make your vision become reality.

We have our own construction team who can construct and plant your garden following the design process. We can prepare a detailed costing of all the plans, and discuss this with you, make any adjustments needed and then schedule the works at your convenience.



Matthew (Director) set up his design studio in 2010. His initial passion began working in community gardens encouraging local people to create green spaces to grow food, flowers and develop friendships. His interest in sustainable development the environment and the impact on our health continue to drive him to design gardens and landscapes for individuals and communities.

He qualified as a Landscape Architect in 2005 and subsequently completing a Masters in Construction Project Management. Having worked in the landscape design industry for over 20 years he has had the opportunity to design and construct projects in both private and commercial settings. His portfolio includes private and commercial gardens, roof terraces, public spaces, show gardens, NHS trust garden, and housing development projects.


Jeff (Project Manager) has worked with Apt Studios from the early days and project manages the construction of designs.  He directs the landscaping teams on site to ensure they work efficiently, within timescales and maintain attention to detail and quality of works.  He is great with clients and keeping our projects on track.


Pippa (Business Manager), previously a social worker for 20years, has joined her husband in the family business. She is an all rounder, and can be found managing the office, human resources, accounts and occasionally can be seen on site - joining in with the planting team to get the jobs completed on time.

“Our services are design-led and therefore always begin with collaboration with our clients to

identify their specific needs, style and aspirations. The design should not

only complement the home but also enhance the environment in which our clients

live either by providing drama, a place to play or a space to relax. Clients

are involved throughout the design and build process to ensure we meet

individual needs”


Coppice - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2009 Silver medal award
Coppice - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2009 Silver medal award
Forces of Nature - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2010 Silver-gilt medal award
Forces of Nature - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2010 Silver-gilt medal award


I am so pleased with my new garden it is everything I’d hoped. From initial contact through design and completion Matthew guided and understood my garden concept. Choice of planting for a small garden is beautiful and allows me to add to continue developing my enjoyment. Construction staff were considerate friendly and got the work completed on time. Highly recommended as a company. Thank you.Read More

Right from the very start Matt was helpful and really took on board our requirements when it came to creating our new garden. The end product is exactly what we wanted and looks great too. The choice of plants and layout is perfect for us and our 3-year-old who loves it. During the construction and all throughout the build Matt and his workers were thoughtful and respectful of not only our house but also our neighbours. If anything was going to create noise or dust, they would inform our neighbours with enough time for them to close windows etc if needs be. Since doing our garden I have now recommended Matt to a number of friends and family. You really couldn’t get much better.Read More

We moved into a new build which had a patio, grass and lots of fencing. Matt has transformed it into a garden where we have been able to relax and entertain our friends as if we have lived here for years. Matt listened to all our ideas and wish list, produced a plan which he was happy to amend and then managed to fit it into our budget. The build was not easy through the post Christmas lockdown, coping with staff absence, shortages of materials and dreadful weather. But we had a garden on the date that he had promised! Throughout it all we were kept informed of any unavoidable changes of plan. The team that worked for us were courteous, cheerful and very hard working. We have no hesitation on recommending Matt and the team.Read More

Matt and the team at APT have provided an exceptional design and build service for renovating our garden and driveway. I went on to recommend APT to several of my friends and family who have all had their gardens redesigned, remodeled and landscaped by APT. They are all very pleased with their respective outcomes. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending APTRead More

We met Matt at a busy home show and evenso he spent a good hour with us talking about gardens and showing us his portfolio. We were hooked. So on our refurbishment project, we got Matt to design our garden in parallel to the architect plans for the house. We are glad we did. Because the extra creative input meant everything fits together, and also Matt’s ideas for the raised patio and entrance gates could be shown on the planning application so we don’t need to go back to planning. We couldn’t be happier with the garden plans. Just disappointed we can’t put the plans into action until the house is built!Read More