The Team

Dr. Lucy Cotes BSc. (Hons.), A.R.C.S, PhD

Lucy Cotes is an experienced professional garden designer. Born in London she did an Honours degree in Botany at Imperial College London and a research doctorate in Agriculture in Scotland where she worked for the Horticultural Research Council. Lucky enough to have grown up in a Lutyen’s designed garden followed by a Hillier designed one she has soaked up the magic of plants. Her love and knowledge of plants led her into Garden Design and after doing a course at the School of Garden Design in London she set up her own Garden Design business in 1991.

Her approach to your garden involves a creativity and vision of beauty strongly influenced by the classic gardens of the past and present. She has a reputation for manipulating space, creating gardens that reflect the style and mood of the place and the customer. Her ideas and skills are continually evolving to reflect new ideas and modern materials and technologies.

Tina Hardy, Design Technician and Lighting Advisor

Tina is an experienced member of the team at Beautiful Gardens Design Studio. A professional designer and photographer she comes from a background of photography, art and design. This has given her a keen eye for the overall composition of the scheme, focusing in on design detail, materials, lights and all that good design encompasses she adds the personal touch to individual areas of the designs, painstakingly sourcing materials and artefacts for you. Skilled in hand drafting, presentation drawing, photography and computer design software she works closely with Lucy on each design and is always a friendly and efficient contact in the design office. Experienced and knowledgeable about garden lighting Tina is responsible for the design and supply of the bespoke lighting schemes.

Tina has a passion for organic gardening, beautiful sculpture and classical design. This together with a rural upbringing and world travel has given her a love of gardens, nature and beautiful outdoor spaces.

She has recently completed an OCN qualification in Advanced Garden Design.

Julio Anderko - Gardening & Landscaping

With 20 years of experience in landscaping and gardening in Slovakia Julio is the practical member of our team. Trained in forestry and Tree surgery he ensures that all plants have the best chance of surviving - overseeing all planting and soft landscaping on site. He efficiently plants the gardens and turns his hand to any job necessary to make the end results perfect and clean.

Happy, keen, hard working and friendly with a warm sense of humour he is an essential member of the team.