Welcome to CGD Landscape Design
From Large Country Estates to City Gardens
cgd landscape design practice brings together the creativity, expertise and experience of two of the UK's top garden and landscape designers, Helen Billetop and Sally Court. The practise specialises in providing a comprehensive and personalised service for both private and corporate clients in the UK and overseas. Working from their studio in West London, Helen and Sally have built up an impressive and varied portfolio of projects – ranging from large country estates to city gardens, from courtyards to roof gardens, from family gardens to public parks.
Sustainable Residential Projects
Our design philosophy combines the functional with the artistic to create inspired and sustainable gardens for our residential landscape projects. We embrace the local characteristics and conditions to develop design solutions which are sympathetic and can be surprising in their simplicity.
Our garden designs are as varied as their owners and locations, from contemporary and cutting edge designs to the more traditional or even historic interpretations. They evolve from a deep understanding and sensitivity to our client's needs, enhancing the space around them and carefully integrating the designed residential garden into the wider landscape beyond.
We Care About The Environment
We are landscape designers with a strong environmental ethic, to improve the quality of the land, creating sustainable gardens, and maximising biodiversity. This can also mean collaborating with local and traditional craftsmen or looking at the latest sustainable materials and solutions.
International Design Expertise
Designing international landscapes often involves working across different climate zones. We have become specialists designing successful planting schemes for different and difficult sites. Projects can take years to evolve such as a private client in Moscow with a large residential landscape that needed a complete transformation. With long hard winters, construction had to be fit for purpose and survive deep freezes and snow coverage for 4-5 months of the year.
Bringing our planting expertise the project has been a revelation to the client, realising her vision of an English garden in the heat of the Moscow summer. Also, in Berlin, we completed a design project for 4 hectares of parkland, created a permanent show garden in Korea and are currently working on a project in Indonesia.
Sally and Helen are award winning landscape designers, with numerous RHS medals at London, Chelsea and Hampton Court Flowers Shows.
They are also registered Members of the UK Society of Garden Designers and regularly work with other professionals, architects, interior designers and project managers - to extend and interpret the style and design of, for example, a new residential development, into the garden and surrounding landscape – the spirit of the place underpinning their design development of outside spaces.