Based in Cornwall, Sam Ovens Landscapes is an award winning landscape design studio, offering a comprehensive and innovative design service throughout the UK and abroad. Focusing on contemporary and environmentally sustainable design, Sam Ovens Landscapes specialises in the creation of outdoor spaces that are memorable and inspirational. Works include stimulating and refreshingly modern gardens in private and commercial settings. This ranges from small London courtyard retreats to large coastal gardens and country estates.
Headed by Sam, Sam Ovens Landscapes is fortunate to work with a handful of talented individuals with specialisms in landscape architecture and horticulture. We are adept in all areas of design from private domestic gardens to civic landscapes and specialist commercial commissions.
Our designs respond to place. This includes the surrounding environment, buildings and users of the space, its history and its potential futures. Working with a sense of place we create bespoke, simple, functional and imaginative places where people can flourish.
Working in close collaboration with architects, ecologists, designers and craftsmen, Sam Ovens Landscapes aims to create timeless spaces with personality, spaces that look beautiful year round and change with the seasons, not static spaces, but spaces that move and change and develop, spaces which need to be experienced rather than just seen.
Having grown up on a working farm in Cornwall, Sam has always had a love of nature and the outdoors. Combining this interest with a passion for design led him to study the BA Garden Design at Falmouth University. Since graduating in 2012 Sam was named the Young Designer of the Year by the RHS in 2014 and has won multiple RHS Medals including Silver at RHS Hampton Court Palace show, a Gold at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and most recently a Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for his main avenue show garden ‘The Cloudy Bay Garden, 2016’. Sam’s passion is for clean, contemporary and environmentally sustainable design.
Sam arrived at landscape design following two years studying product design, moving away from the latter because he wanted to design something meaningful and lasting, something that would improve and develop over time.
He comments, “The environment is my main source of inspiration, both the natural and the man-made. I am constantly finding new ideas and inspiration in the most ordinary of places. I am driven by a desire to create spaces which reconnects clients with their gardens and outdoor spaces.”