Jane Finlay :
garden and landscape design
bold yet elegant and with a twist of the unexpected

Jane's design is best described as bold and elegant with a twist of the unexpected;  its underlying purpose being to provide landscape spaces for abundant, tamed yet wild, textured planting for long seasonal interest.  The whole at all times being both beautiful yet practical, with client fulfilment uppermost. 

Jane is most comfortable designing gardens of ± 1 acre down to 'pocket' sized. 

Although Piet Oudolf was an early inspiration as a plantsman for her,  she has evolved a contemporary style of her own for floriferous planting, nevertheless, she is often asked to design low maintenance all season plantings which become structural in their own right. 

Despite her extensive horticulture studies, the learning is never done. Other creative sources for her come from architecture, design in general, and art (particularly Impressionism); Jane often uses art as a start point for her garden design concept.

Gold Medal Winner of the APLD International Student 2016; joint Winner of the Society of Garden Designers Student Award - Domestic 2016; the Society of Garden Designers Finalist 2015 - Student Award - Domestic.
3 Reviews
Louisa McCarthy
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

So grateful to be working with Jane. Our garden is an average terrace house in the centre of London and with Jane's help we hope to transform the space. She has been excellent from the beginning of ou...Read More

Iain Parsons
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2017

We asked Jane to design a garden from scratch. We have built a new, virtually see-though house on an existing urban site and and wanted the house and garden to share a visual impact, be easy to mainta...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2016

We contacted Jane Finlay Designs to design and plant our new garden in London after our move from the country. Jane was very professional spending time with us to discus what type of garden we wanted....Read More

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