Naturally Inspired Gardens

Garden design inspired by nature

Profile and garden philosophy

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Profile and Design Philosophy


naturally inspired gardens is run by award winning garden designer Kenny Thomson and we offer a professional garden design service throughout the whole of Scotland and the North of England. The company was set up in 2004 when Kenny left a career as a chartered accountant to pursue his passion for horticulture and garden design.

Kenny has studied both the Royal Horticultural Society General and Advanced Certificates in Horticulture, and he is a Pre-registered member with the Society of Garden Designers.

Since 2004, Kenny has designed and seen built a diverse range of gardens across Scotland. Although principally operating in Edinburgh and East Lothian he has designed projects in Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Fife, West Lothian and the Borders. The projects completed range from small domestic front gardens and city centre back gardens through to the entire gardens of Victorian villas and large country residences.

Kenny has also designed two award winning show gardens.

Design Philosophy

At naturally inspired gardens we aim to work closely with our clients to design gardens that are both beautiful to look at and to be in but, at the same time, are practical and functional. We want to create gardens that will allow our clients to connect with the natural world on a number of levels - sight, sound, smell, touch, taste - but remain, at heart, a space for living.

We look to use materials, plants and colours in innovative ways, whilst designing a garden that remains true to the feeling and sense of the place in which that garden sits.

Central to our work is a commitment to excellence, in design and finish, and we pride ourselves in the personal approach that we offer our clients. Client references are available on request.