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Garden Design

"My Garden is my most beautiful masterpeice" - Claude Monet

At F.B & Sons, Lawns & Landscapes, we offer professional garden design nation-wide. Our garden design service is perfect for anyone looking to transform their outside space. From small outdoor spaces to full transformation, we will work closely with you to turn your garden into space you can enjoy all year round. Whether you’re looking for a floral escape or a low maintenance garden, we can help.

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Why Design?

Gardening is an art, and a well-designed garden is a reflection of your taste, personality and style. Good garden design is essential to creating a beautiful, functional and sustainable outdoor space that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

A well-designed garden can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your property, increase its value and provide a relaxing and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It can also be used to entertain guests and host events, making it a versatile and valuable addition to any home.

A well-designed garden is also a great way to improve the environment and promote biodiversity. A garden designed with native plants, for example, can help to support local wildlife and provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects. This not only helps to promote a healthier and more sustainable ecosystem, but it also creates an enjoyable outdoor experience for you and your family.

Good garden design also includes proper planning and maintenance. A garden that is well-maintained, with appropriate watering, fertilising, and pruning, will be healthier and more productive. A garden designer can help you choose the right plants and materials, and create a design that works for your unique space, style, and budget.

At F.B and Sons, we understand the importance of good garden design and we're passionate about helping our clients create outdoor spaces that they'll love. With our expertise and experience, we can help you design and maintain a beautiful, functional, and sustainable garden that will provide you with years of enjoyment. Whether you're looking to create a new garden or revitalise an existing one, we're here to help you turn your gardening dreams into reality.

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Meet The Designers

Initial garden concept drawings
Garden designer - Marc Harbourne-Bessant

Marc Harbourne-Bessant

Dip. Pro Garden Design

As a young boy, Marc would watch his Dad tend to his magnificent hanging baskets, filled with overflowing fuchsias and petunias. He saw the joy that was gained from tending to a garden, as well as the joy and delight it filled those who saw it. He also saw the innovation in creating an interesting garden, from turning upcycled cooking pots and horse feeders into planters, to building a cold-frame from bricks reclaimed from a skip. 


Marc is passionate about reusing and repurposing materials and plants where possible, emphasising the unique characteristics and maintaining the links within the space. He isn't a huge fan of overly symmetrical and formal gardens, instead preferring naturalistic and 'cottage' style gardens with quirky, hidden features. He is inspired by designers like Piet Oudolf, with a focus on the organic development of a garden and highlighting the beauty in decay and regeneration. Marc enjoys learning about other garden design traditions, in particular those from Japan and the Islamic tradition. 


Marc lives in Birmingham with his husband Darryl and three cats.  In his spare time he enjoys gathering inspiration from National Trust gardens, as well as tending to his own Victorian-terraced garden.

Beautifully design garden with water feature by F.B & Sons
Lisa Taylor - Garden Designer

Lisa Taylor

Dip. Pro Garden Design

Lisa's passion for garden design was ignited when she met her partner Lee, he had already established his career in the horticultural and landscaping industries. Lisa started her career in design after raising four children, she wanted to find a career that was enjoyable and flexible to fit around her family life.


Lisa is skilled in creating unique outdoor spaces that are tailored to the individual needs and desires of her clients. With her keen eye for detail and her ability to seamlessly blend contemporary and cottage style elements, Lisa's gardens are both beautiful and functional. Her passion for art and design is evident in her ability to incorporate elements of nature into her designs, creating a sense of harmony and balance in the outdoor spaces she creates. Whether it's a small backyard or a large commercial property, Lisa's approach is always personal, creative and professional. With her wealth of experience, passion for her craft and her ability to create outdoor spaces that reflect the personalities of her clients, Lisa is a garden designer that truly stands out in her field.

Mom, Partner and Garden Designer who loves bringing life to outdoor spaces. Combining contemporary and cottage style gardens to create something special. Crafting beautiful landscapes with art, design, and a passion for nature. 


How it Works

At F.B & Sons, a family-owned landscape design business located in South Birmingham, our design process is a meticulous and customer-focused journey that transforms outdoor spaces into stunning and functional landscapes. Operating throughout the UK, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized and high-quality solutions to our clients.

Our process begins with an initial consultation, during which our experienced designers visit the customer's house or chosen location. This consultation is chargeable, and it serves as a crucial step where we engage in a detailed discussion about the client's preferences and vision for their outdoor space. Additionally, we conduct soil tests and light tests to gather essential information about the site's conditions. Using cutting-edge technology like Moasure 3D scanner, we map the area to ensure precision in our design approach.

Following the consultation, we provide the client with an itemized proposal that includes a comprehensive scope of work. Alongside the proposal, we present a design brief that encapsulates the envisioned landscape. This proposal is a detailed document that outlines the design elements, materials to be used, and the overall project plan.

Furthermore, during the consultation stage, we offer an optional feature to present mood boards at an additional cost. These mood boards serve as visual collages that capture the aesthetic and thematic elements of the proposed design. Incorporating colour palettes, material samples, and inspirational images, mood boards provide clients with a tangible and immersive experience, helping them better connect with the design vision.

If the client decides to move forward with our services, we embark on a thorough process. This includes conducting necessary searches for utilities to ensure a seamless implementation of the design. Our team creates hand-drawn schematics and planting plans, and 3D water colour renders offering a visual representation of the proposed landscape. A detailed design document and a bill of materials are also provided, equipping the client with valuable information for project management and budgeting.

For clients seeking competitive pricing, our sister business, F.B & Sons Lawns and Landscapes, is equipped to submit a fully costed proposal. This comprehensive approach ensures that our clients have all the information and support they need throughout the design and implementation phases, resulting in landscapes that exceed their expectations.

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