Creative design solutions are offered that are fresh and innovative yet functional and Barry's projects range from small cottage gardens to the development of a stunning 250 acre landscape garden set within a country estate. Sites have included prestigious new building developments, existing gardens that have been improved and historical renovation projects, such as Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. All of his design work is a unique statement of vision and imagination created to inspire extolling the wonders of nature in the garden.
Barry's garden designs have been admired by many and publicly recognised. Such as The Chelsea Flower Show, Guildford Design Awards 2021 (Holly Blue House in the Individual House category), The New Homes Garden Awards and The Evening Standard New Homes Awards. He has also designed award winning displays of orchids at the London International Orchid Show and a display of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) at the Wisley Flower Show. His knowledge and experience in the horticultural field has been shared with many listeners when he was a regular contributor on BBC Southern Counties radio gardening programme. His work has been featured in a number of press articles in Country Life, The English Garden, The Kitchen Garden Magazine and The Telegraph, as well as on television.
Professional Horticultural Consultant and Garden Designer for private and commercial clients covering the South of England - Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, London, Kent, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire, the UK and internationally.
Barry Holdsworth has been working in horticulture for over thirty years and as a successful Garden Management Consultant he can provide advice on all aspects of managing and developing gardens and landscapes – from design to implementation, through to the maintenance and conservation of the garden. The consultancy’s aim is to maximise the garden’s full potential by working closely with their clients in understanding their requirements to provide innovative and practical solutions that are cost effective. The approach is to apply modern management techniques that are combined with practical and theoretical horticultural experience. The consultancy operates throughout the UK and abroad providing a personal service to a wide range of private and corporate clients.