a cor-ten rill feature in a back garden with elegant sandstone paving steps

Bristol Garden Design

Bristol Garden Design        Top 25 rising stars 2023 house & gardens

Award winning Bristol based Garden Designer Alice Ferguson.


Alice Ferguson Garden Design is a landscape and garden design studio with a reputation for creating beautiful, grounded and textural spaces bespoke to each site and client. 

Alice designs award winning gardens and landscapes from her Bristol based studio. She works on projects across Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Somerset, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and further afield. 

Following a background in architecture and then running her own wedding floristry business, Alice expanded into garden design. Alice brings her experience and sensitive approach into her garden designs. She seeks to create spaces which have a deep rooted connectivity with nature, their unique contextual setting and the individual client. Alice’s gardens marry elegant design with emotive and atmospheric spaces.

Alice Ferguson has been tipped as one of the country’s most exciting up and coming garden designers and was named as a ‘Rising Star’ of garden and landscape design in 2023 by House & Gardens.

Get in touch today to discuss your garden or landscape project. 

Alice Ferguson Garden Designer photo at Malham Cove
Alice Ferguson Garden Designer photo at Malham Cove
Somerset country house garden path
Somerset country house garden planting
Somerset country house garden Moon Design & Build modern extension

Alice Ferguson named as a Rising Star in 2023 by House & Gardens.


“EXCEPTIONAL EMERGING TALENT we had our eye on recently – the 25 PEOPLE we expect to be MAKING WAVES in the years to come.” – House & Gardens

Top 25 Rising Stars in interiors, architecture and garden design.

Rising Stars 2023 House and Gardens

Garden Designer Bristol

Alice Ferguson

My background has always been in art and design. I have a degree in Architecture from Cambridge University and subsequently worked in design and floristry. I founded a successful wedding floristry business (Forage and Blossom) in 2014, which included growing my own cut flowers in a field near my home. With garden design, I am now amalgamating the two parts of me: art, design and creativity with my passion for nature and human interaction with their surroundings.

I studied at the London School of Garden Design where I was tutored by some of the leading current UK landscape designers. After graduating in July 2019 with Distinction and the college award for the Top Student of 2019, I joined the design team of Artisan Landscapes in Bristol. Following two brilliant years with the Artisan team, where I gained invaluable experience, I branched out and set up my own Garden Design Studio based in Bristol and designing across the South West and nationally.

In 2021 I became a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and in the same year was an award winner at the prestigious Society of Garden Designers Awards. 

I was honoured to be named in House & Gardens Top 25 Rising Stars of 2023 in design across various field including Interiors, Architecture and Gardens. 

Bristol rill garden tiarella and shady plants
Garden Designer Bristol
small Bristol front garden courtyard path view

Alice’s Garden Design Philosophy


With my sensitive and creative approach I seek to create gardens which connect you to nature through textural experience, sense and atmosphere.

Through each design I respond to the unique contextual setting and draw inspiration from both the surroundings and the individual client to create timeless and engaging gardens.

Every design is deeply considered with both an emotional and practical response to ensure enjoyment and longevity.

I work closely with architects and interior designers in order to seamlessly link the house and garden.

My designs are site-focused and led with a sensitivity and understanding of my client requirements. I create immersive landscapes which evoke positive interaction and memories.

Awards and Qualifications

House & Gardens | One of the 25 House & Gardens Rising Stars 2023

Society of Garden Designers | 2021 Awards Winner 

Society of Garden Designers | Registered Member April 2021

London College Garden Design | 2019 Award for Top Student

London College Garden Design | Distinction in Garden Design Diploma

Buckinghamshire New University | MA (Hons) Conservation of Furniture and Decorative Arts

Cambridge University | BA (Hons) Architecture

The SGD Awards is an annual awards programme organised by the Society of Garden Designers to reward outstanding achievement in the garden design profession. It covers all aspects of design from private gardens to public spaces. The SGD is the UK’s professional organisation for garden designers.

Garden Design Award Winners
Alice Ferguson Garden Design
Bristol Garden Design
Bristol Garden Design
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