About Nicola

I truly believe that gardens can enrich lives. This belief inspired me to leave my career in business and indulge my passion for creating beautiful gardens.

Nicola Baldwin

PLOT Garden Design grew from a desire to create beautiful gardens from the varied canvases our own outdoor plots offer us.

Nicola Baldwin, owner of PLOT Garden Design

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I set up PLOT Garden Design in 2006 and have since worked across a diverse range of garden design projects. I enjoy working with colour, shape and form and I use these, teamed with an extensive knowledge of plants and hard landscaping, to create uplifting yet practical gardens that add value to my client’s lives.

Commercial experience in marketing and advertising has taught me the importance of combining the creativity of design with the practicalities of delivering on time and on budget. Whatever the brief, I provide a friendly, collaborative and professional service. Every part of the jobs I undertake is approached with care and with a meticulous eye for detail.

Studying at Sparsholt College and working on a Diploma in Garden Design from the Institute of Garden Design taught me the basics, but the knowledge I value most has been learnt through experience. Every client and every garden I work with teaches me something new.

I work from a studio in my garden and I am inspired by nature through the changing seasons. I respect the environment and traditional methods in my work but am excited and influenced by new ideas in the gardening world. I visit many different gardens, attend RHS shows, read and research, revisit the gardens I’ve worked on and watch nature avidly for design ideas.