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Emma Robertson Garden Designer Tavistock Dartmoor
Garden landscape

Tavistock based Garden Designer and plantswoman with over 20 years' experience in professional horticulture offering services throughout the Dartmoor area

Emma Robertson

Garden Designer

What makes a good garden designer is being an experienced gardener and plantswoman first and foremost.  Working with plants throughout the seasons and closely monitoring planting schemes as they develop over the years becomes invaluable experience to draw from when designing gardens.

A garden should be a personal sanctuary and suited to your needs and lifestyle, be that a love of entertaining, providing a haven for nature or simply somewhere peaceful to escape the everyday.  I enjoy collaberating with you to create a garden that brings your ideas to life whilst also producing a practical space that connects seamlessly to your home.

Water lilies at Tor Garden Plants Nursery


I love sharing my passion for plants and the versatility they can offer for even the trickiest of garden areas. I see working with plants as an artform, crafting with colour, texture, height, and structure.  A garden should provide interest throughout the year and this is where good plant knowledge is most valuable.  Alongside garden design I own a plant nursery which means I can source and supply the best quality plants for your beds and borders.

colourful borders

Garden style

Working in some of the most prestigious gardens in the country has given me a wide and varied experience of different garden styles, sites, and conditions.  Prairie planting, woodland gardens, formal terraces, rose gardens, topiary, wildlife, and water gardens are just some of the styles I have worked with and designed over the years.  It is important to work in harmony with the site, creating a bespoke garden that is suited to the conditions and topography. 

Learn more about where I have worked.

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Emma has created for us a wonderful garden that is flourishing with year round interest and colour. From planning to planting and aftercare, Emma consulted with us to understand our requirements. She presented highly professional schematics and costings to allow us to visualise and understand the plans. Emma has a vast knowledge and experience of plants and practical growing conditions which she uses to great effect and is a pleasure to work with. Steve-Brentor