Garden Design Services

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

  • Garden and Landscape management

  • Maintenance plans

  • Post installation garden care

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 in Australia. In 2000 Andy designed a school garden for students in Fortaleza, Brazil.

He studied garden and planting design with Caroline Tatham at Cotswold Gardening School and with David Stevens. Andy 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 travelling around 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.

In 2018, Andy 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 and was featured on BBC Gardener's World. The garden featured artwork by Bristol based artist Steph Renshaw.

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

Andy Bending Garden Designer Planting designer Bristol

Gardener collabrations

Kate Sykes - post installation garden care - Kate is Bristol's number one cycling gardener, with outstanding horticultural knowledge. A certified RHS Horticultural gardening expert, with not just one but eight distinctions. It's great working with Kate on a variety of planting projects throughout Bristol, she is committed to organic gardening practises and improving the world we all live in.

Jim Rosinsky - planting expert and RHS Horticuture qualified, with not just one but four distinctions! Jim's new to gardening, a career change from journalism, now on a crusade to make beautful gardens with wildlife in mind. It's been great working with Jim on a variety of garden creations and soft landscaping projects. He has a passion for all things gardening and the great outdoors.


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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Andy in the show garden, The Salad Deck, RHS Malvern, with Silver-gilt award. Archway behind showing Steph Renshaw garden artwork