Garden Design

Andy Bending offers a friendly approach to his clients. The garden design and planting design process is clearly explained and you will be guided through the process from conception to the finished result.


Design services include:

  • Garden Design and Planting Design

  • 2D plans and 3D graphics

  • Garden Design Proposals

  • Landscape management

  • Maintenance plans

About Andy Bending Garden Design

Andy Bending has been designing gardens and creating them since the early 2000s. Mainly in the UK, but has worked on gardens in Hawaii, Florida, and New South Wales in Australia. In 2000 Andy worked as a volunteer at a school in Fortaleza, Brazil, where he designed a garden for the students.

He has studied garden and planting design with Caroline Tatham at Cotswold Gardening School and with David Stevens. Andy also studied permaculture in the UK with Sarah Pugh and spent time working alongside Tom Kendall in Queensland, Australia, learning practical permaculture. He has a BSc (Hons) in Landscape Management from the University of Reading.

In 2012, after returning from a trip to Australia where he learnt about permaculture and was inspired by Heather Flores' movement - Food Not Lawns, Andy set up Bristol Organic Gardening. With a chemical-free gardening ethos at its core, he created the Homegrown project, creating edible gardens for self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

Andy Bending is a Pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and is working towards full membership.

In 2018, Andy took a new direction and designed and created a show garden for the Green Living Spaces at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. The garden won a RHS Silver-Gilt medal and People's Choice award. The garden featured artwork by Bristol based artist Steph Renshaw.


The Salad Deck Show Garden, coverage of RHS Malvern Spring Festival on BBC Gardener's World, May 2018.

The Journal for the Society of Garden Designers, September 2018, Member Project - 'Malvern Magic'.

The Garden, RHS Members magazine, September 2018 - 'Take-Home Inspiration and Ideas'.

The Fishponds Voice, June 2018 - 'Garden designer wins at Malvern'

Bristol Life Magazine, Issue 270. October 2019 - Meet the Garden Expert feature

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