Robert Kennett Garden Designer

Garden design and landscaping from RHS Gold medal winner
Telephone: 01747 858215

Garden Design Bath

Welcome to the start of a pleasant and stress-free journey to a beautiful new garden.

I am an award-winning garden designer based in the West Country covering Bath and its surrounding villages. I offer a great deal of experience, a philosophical and holistic approach, and a firm belief that uplifting gardens derive most successfully from the principle that 'less is more'. 

Whether you would like to dip your toe in the water with on-site consultancy or would like a full design and build service you can be sure of an attentive listener and the experience to translate your ideas into an attractive and practical garden. Services offered include concept plans, 3-dimensional sketches, construction drawings, planting plans and detailed specifications, and in all cases you can be sure of the sort of attention to detail that won my garden for Amnesty International a gold medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. I am also able to help find reputable landscape firms, assist with tendering, quotations and contracts, and inspect the site during the build to ensure accurate reporduction of the plans on the ground.

From small courtyard gardens to large open country estates I create outdoor spaces based around the individual needs of each client with modern cultural and environemental references that give each garden its sense of place. Using sustainable, natural materials, extensive horticultural knowledge and a rich palettte of plants my designs seek to achieve harmony between house, garden and surrounding environment whilst reflecting the individuality of each client.

To begin the journey to a new garden call me now on 01747 858215 to arrange a home visit during which I will introduce myself and review your existing garden and ideal outcomes.

'Garden Design Bath' news

As we are (thankfully) extremely busy and regularly get asked about how long the whole process of design and landscaping takes I thought I would post a quick note on timing....


I have reached the final in a competition to redesign the frameyard at National Trust property Mottisfont Abbey. 

My proposals involved bringing together the key productive elements of the Frameyard with the main motifs of Mottisfont Abbey, namely water and roses.

“Garden writing is often very tame, a real waste when you think how opinionated, inquisitive, irreverent and lascivious gardeners themselves tend to be. Nobody talks much about the muscular limbs, dark, swollen buds, strip-tease trees and unholy beauty that have made us all slaves of the Goddess Flora.” Ketzel Levine, American gardening journalist..


I cannot remommend a visit to this National Trust garden just outside Bath enough. There is structure a plenty but it's the planting here that really shines. Stunning!

'Garden Design Bath' projects