About Deakin, Chris (MBALI, MSGD)
Chris has worked in garden design for 15 years and developed his skills working for three leading landscape companies, designing and managing projects from country estates to small urban courtyard gardens. Having now formed his own design practice; he produces high quality gardens in which he interprets and develops the clients brief; designing space with simplicity, balance and flair. Gold medals at both Chelsea and Hampton Court have showcased Chris's work including in 1999 the RHS Tudor Rose.
East Anglia, Midlands, National (Eng/Wales/Scot/NI), North Thames, North West, Scotland, South Thames, South West, Wales, Yorkshire North East, Northern Ireland
Types of work undertaken
- Decking (unlimited)
- Disabled/Historic Gardens (unlimited)
- Swimming Pools (unlimited)
- Domestic (unlimited)
- Commercial (unlimited)
- Ponds And Water Features (unlimited)
- Design Facility (unlimited)
- Soft Landscaping (unlimited)
- Roof Gardens/Green Roofs (unlimited)
- Hard Landscaping (unlimited)
Modern Suffolk Cottage Garden
This charming cottage located in the Suffolk countryside was renovated to create a beautiful blend of modernity with a hint of tradition and we were tasked to create a similar blend with the garden. Our first task was to link the house with the garden, to create a strong flow inside out. The garden is surrounded by lovely countryside and it was important to create a design that balanced with the surrounding landscape but was not over powered by it.
Small, outdoor room designed as an entertaining space that provided an extension to the home. The penguins were at the heart of the design brief and therefore at the centre of the garden. They gaze down at the reflection pool with the 'Ice Flow' stones drifting through.