Designing & Shaping Award Winning Gardens Since 2012

Welcome to my Studio

Lynn Riches Garden Design Studio is where I love to be, emerged in designing and creating inspiring outdoor spaces for my clients to enjoy.

I am an award winning garden designer with gold and silver guilt medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Flower Festival, amongst others. I work and collaborate with a talented and professional team designing, constructing and planting beautiful bespoke spaces in and around Bristol, Bath, Somerset, the Cotswolds and throughout the South West of England.

A good garden design will connect you to the outdoors, celebrating every season, and enhance both your physical and mental wellbeing. I have had the privilege of helping many home owners transform their gardens into a space of calm and tranquility, a place to relax, to entertain, spend time with family and friends and to connect with nature that is personal, functional and beautiful.

“I love nothing more than working in harmony with the natural landscape and local architecture, to bring it together into your garden and create a beautiful space for you to enjoy.”

I am pre-registered with the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and accredited by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). These professional bodies approve of the very high standard of work produced and I hope will give you the confidence and assurity that I will take every step to ensure the work I carry out for you will be completed to the very highest quality.

I am always humbled by clients words and recommendations, a recent quote said

 “Lynn and her team were committed to delivering a high standard with a professional service, they were a pleasure to work with and their care and attention to detail was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you”

The Process

I am happy to try and help you in your garden in any way I can, I understand that everyone is unique and has different needs so above all just give me a call and we can discuss the service that best suits you.

I see every design opportunity as unique, and work closely with my clients to create stylish and functional solutions for their outdoor space. I pride myself on designing a garden for you, working in harmony with the landscape that surrounds you and the architecture local to you.

The details listed however, will give you some idea of how we can work. You can choose one or all of the services I offer, to whatever level you would like, to ensure your designs are unique and tailored to you and your lifestyle, whilst functional for your needs but also very beautiful.


“I love nothing more than working in harmony with the natural landscape and local architecture, to bring it together into your garden and create a beautiful space for you to enjoy.”

“I am committed to delivering a high standard with a professional service and  love nothing more than creating a space for you to enjoy, whatever your requirements.”

Lynn Richies


The Living Legacy Garden

RHS Chelsea | Silver Gilt | 2015 |

The Living Legacy Garden will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Duke of Wellington’s crucial victory at the Battle of Waterloo and celebrate Wellington’s College’s role as the Duke’s living legacy.

The Forgotten Folly

RHS Hampton Court | Silver Gilt | 2014 |

This is a garden where nature has been allowed to reclaim some space. An old romantic folly, native planting, dry stone walls, waterfalls and streams all integrate and harmonise with each other to create an oasis for the British native plants and wildlife.

The Secret Garden of 100 Years

RHS Chelsea | Gold | 2013 |

The garden will take you back to horticulture of 100 years ago, when the RHS Chelsea Flower Show first began, with plants and materials that make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

The Sculpture Garden

RHS CHelsea | Gold | 2012 |

We were very proud to work in partnership with Foras at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012.


The studio is based in a small rural village in Somerset, between Bristol and Bath, where there is always inspiration surrounding us from the local countryside to the local architecture. As the lead designer of the studio, Lynn is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD), having trained at The Garden Design School at the Bristol University Botanic Garden, and follows the very high standard of working practices set by the Society.

“I am passionate about getting the design right for the space and for you, the client, to ensure it is functional and beautiful, borrowing from and working with the landscape surrounding it. Every garden design is exquisitely beautiful, unique and bespoke to meet your individual needs.”

Meet Lynn

Garden Design

I love to be in my Somerset studio designing and creating gardens for my clients to enjoy. I produce hand drawn scaled plans, monitor the build and lead the planting team on site, there is such great joy and satisfaction in helping to bring my design to life through both the construction and the planting on site.

I also enjoy working and collaborating with the exceptionally skilled landscaping and construction teams that I have joined forces with on several projects over the years. I carefully select contractors that are matched for your project and introduce specialists where needed in water features and lighting design, skilled artisans and plant nurseries to ensure that the implementation of your new garden is carried out both smoothly and seamlessly. They all bring with them their individual talents and experience to provide a strong professional team to create a bespoke and beautiful space.

I believe designing your garden should be fun and an enjoyable journey to take, your garden should be your sanctuary and a place to make you feel happy from the inside out. I love helping clients achieve this and to love their gardens as passionately as I do. I hope to excite and inspire you, to capture your vision and help you achieve your dreams for your garden.


We would love to hear from you about how we can help with your garden design or landscaping project. To book an initial design consultation or discuss a landscaping project please drop us an email, give us a call or use the contact form below.

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