John Brookes MBE FSGD has designed and built well over 1000 gardens during a career spanning 50 years.  Based at Denmans, his acclaimed world famous garden in West Sussex
he is as active as ever and runs an extremely busy design practice, creating gardens large and small, all over the UK and abroad.    

He is best known for his ability to create gardens that relate to their environment, designing gardens that fit into the wider landscape; that best suit the style and period of the house and the functional and stylistic aspirations of his clients.  His extensive portfolio includes traditional English gardens both formal and informal, modern, minimalist, Islamic and wild gardens.  He has won numerous awards throughout his career including 4 Gold medals at Chelsea.  Widely regarded within the garden design world as an innovative and inspirational designer and plantsman, he is regularly quoted as a source of inspiration in the media

He is also a successful and prolific author, having written 24 best selling books, and countless articles for newspapers and magazines. He lectures on garden design in UK and overseas and runs a design school in Argentina.

Peter Gillespie has worked for John Brookes for the last seven years, as his assistant and as a garden designer.  He designs small to medium sized gardens and has worked on projects throughout the UK and world-wide.

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