The Team

We offer an experienced in-house team of landscapers with several years of working together.
Max Simonis

Max Simonis

Max began his career in the 1980’s as a gardener working with two fashionable garden designers in London. He then decided to study and graduated with an honours degree and postgraduate diploma in Landscape Architecture from Birmingham Polytechnic in 1987. His experience ranges from the smallest town gardens to very large country estates, mostly in the UK, but also in Europe, the USA and Brazil.

Although trained as a landscape architect Max quickly moved on to focus on design and build of gardens, which he has now been doing for over 20 years. He enjoys the creativity and flexibility of the design and build hands-on approach.

Inspiration comes from the formality and softness of traditional gardens combined with the drama of architectural plants. From this starting point any style of garden can be developed whether traditional or contemporary.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Ben is the team leader on site. He originally trained as a landscape architect, but soon realised he enjoyed the more hands-on approach of designing and building gardens. With 20 years of experience gained working for other landscaping companies and delivering his own projects, he is currently working with Max Simonis, helping to turn clients’ garden aspirations into reality.

It is very unusual to have such a truly talented and qualified designer as the main man on site. He is much respected and praised by both clients and colleagues.

Sebastian Kowalski

Sebastian Kowalski

Sebastian is an experienced landscaper and is particularly good at hard landscaping. He has a strong eye for detail and the skill to take on the many landscape challenges that always arise.

Sara Daoud

Sara Daoud

Sara is a plantswoman and is passionate about plants. She produces planting plans, sources and orders plants, and manages planting on site. She is a new and valuable member of the team.

Maciek Kowalski

Maciek Kowalski

Maciek is an all-round part of the team. He is a capable hard-landscaper and particularly enjoys planting, for which he has a great sensitivity.