RHS gold award winning garden design team Designs With Nature is based in Church Stretton, Shropshire. From small courtyard gardens to large commercial projects, we aim to design inspiring and sustainable spaces for everyone.

Designs With Nature was established by garden designer Mike Russell in 1987 and wildlife gardening has been at the heart of it’s ideology ever since.

Growing up in the Shropshire borders with parents who ran an Alpine plant nursery and Environmental Study Centre, Mike was influenced by a more natural approach to gardening from an early age. Experienced and trained in Art & Garden Design, Conservation, Wildlife Gardening, & Horticultural Therapy. Mike has worked with the National Trust & Shropshire Wildlife Trust and has developed a sensitive and natural gardening style.

To ensure longevity in our gardens as well as providing solutions for existing challenges we implement a variety of sustainable design strategies. Water sensitive design, elements of permaculture and ecological landscape design. These processes often create less maintenance gardens and also provide additional habitat space to increase the biodiversity of the plot.

We understand that every garden and client is unique and seek to reflect this individuality within every project.