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At PLT Design our aim is to produce gardens that are both beautiful yet functional, meeting every need of our client. We design gardens that are in harmony with their surroundings, with simplicity and balance, and in doing so open up your home to an inspirational outdoor space.

We work together with our clients, meeting their ideas and aspirations with constructive design solutions to produce stunning gardens. Whether it is a contemporary garden, country garden, family garden, urban garden, kitchen garden, low maintenance garden, we can provide the design expertise to achieve the garden you want.

PLT Design is based in Abingdon-on-Thames and we provide a landscape and garden design service covering Oxfordshire and surrounding areas including Hampshire and London.



After 5 years working in scientific research Paul discovered a passion for gardening after designing and landscaping his own garden. This prompted Paul to change careers and enter the world of landscaping and design.

Paul initially found work with a maintenance company and then managed to secure a job with a major landscaping firm based in Hampshire. Paul worked his way up over a six year period from labourer to junior foreman, building award winning gardens in Hampshire and surrounding counties.

He was responsible for managing a team of up to six landscapers, ensuring projects ran smoothly and the finished gardens exceeded the client’s expectations. Paul also got the chance to be involved in the construction of a garden for the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. During this time Paul studied in the evening for a Diploma in Garden Design from KLC School of Design based in London.

Paul believes his design knowledge and creativity coupled with his many years experience actually building gardens enables him to produce quality gardens that work and stand the test of time. Thus in 2014 Paul set up PLT Design after relocating to Abingdon.

Paul’s garden interests range from the gardens of the Renaissance period as well as the Palladian architecture of the time, to more modern contemporary and minimalist gardens. He also has a keen interest in Japanese gardens for their calm serene qualities and the way in which they observe and learn from nature and strive to capture the same mood within the garden.

Paul’s aim is to produce gardens that meet every need of the client and exceed their expectations, by listening to and learning about the client and garden, then responding to this with fresh design ideas to create spaces that bring enjoyment for years to come.


Our requirement was a complete garden redesign - complex because of different ground levels, with a particular problem of how to integrate two separate descents into the garden from the house level. After much head scratching and many discussions, we chose Paul and are very happy with the outcome. Paul’s a great listener and totally captured what we were trying to achieve. His design is great -successfully addressing our major problem, capturing the mood we were seeking and incorporating the plants we love in an elegant and imaginative way. He responded promptly to any (minor) changes we wanted. He then produced excellent visualisations and detailed plans with a level of accuracy rar...



At PLT Design we offer a comprehensive range of design services in order to help you achieve the most with your outdoor space. We can tailor our services to meet the scale and scope of your project to achieve a high quality end result that meets your timescale and budget, while exceeding your expectations.

We can carry out a full garden design or if there is a certain area or border in your garden that needs revamping we can create individual planting plans and/or design solutions to resolve any awkward spaces. We can also produce individual lighting plans. Head to the Design Process page to find out more.

We would be happy to discuss your garden requirements so please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a free initial visit. A firm written quotation will then be supplied detailing a fixed fee for those parts of the design process you have requested. Our fees are calculated based on guidance from the Society of Garden Designers, the only professional association for garden designers in the UK.

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