The Team

Our team consists of both garden designers and landscape architects, with specialist external consultants when required.

Joe Perkins

Principle
BA (Hons), MA Landscape Architecture, PGDip Garden Design

To date his career has included wide-ranging experience in landscape construction and design, and has involved living in the UK, Southern France, and Spain.

Joe has 25 years of design experience, 10 years as the manager of a respected landscape construction company and 15 years of involvement in planning and delivering gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and other RHS shows. Most recently he achieved 2 gold medals for his designs at the Chelsea Flower Show and the award for Horticultural Excellence at the Shenzhen Flower Show in 2023.

His qualifications include a post-graduate diploma in residential garden design and a Masters degree in landscape architecture. As a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD), a qualified Garden Designer and Landscape Architect, Joe brings years of experience and formal training to every commission. His experience in design, project management and construction allows him to have an overview of any project from multiple angles.

Joe has written for various garden media publications and is a member of the editorial committee for the Garden Design Journal. He has also been a visiting lecturer for the London College of Garden Design. He is available for talks both in the U.K. and abroad. Joe loves to travel which is a great source of inspiration for his designs. He also speaks Spanish and French which helps when working with clients internationally.

“I grew up in the countryside and have always loved the great outdoors and nature. I am fascinated by plants. As much as I have always loved to design, draw and build, it is the limitless creative possibilities plants provide which makes my job so rewarding.
I don’t have a fixed style and I don’t follow fashions. I’m equally comfortable designing a large traditional country garden as a contemporary urban roof terrace or a multi-use public space.
My style is dictated by the setting, the architecture in that setting and the client brief. Variety makes my work interesting and exciting and I love the challenge each new project brings. One thing all my projects have in common is the ambition to deliver to the client a garden that exceeds all their expectations”.
Natalia Odescalchi-Perkins

Marketing & Business Development

BA (Hons)

Natalia is responsible for the operations and marketing for the practice. With a background in the Arts, she brings a constructive and critical eye to the business as a whole. Past experience includes working in film and art galleries both in the UK and abroad.

Natalia is a photographer, having studied at the London College of Printing, and she is able to capture the studio’s work once projects have been completed.

Natalia is also Joe’s wife and when the practice was set up it was all hands on deck!

Matt Dancsecs

Landscape Designer

BA (Hons) Garden Design

Matt has always worked in Landscape and brings more than 15 years of technical and construction experience to the studio. From an early age he was drawn to the outdoors and has literally trained from the ground up. On leaving school he went straight into constructing gardens as a landscaper. After an apprenticeship in Horticulture Matt then went on to study garden design at Greenwich University graduating with First Class Honours.

Matt is very creative, focussed, and with a meticulous eye for detail he brings a high level of professionalism to the studio. As a designer, he is also curious and eager to research and learn about new methods, materials and planting theories.

Matt Dancsecs

Landscape Designer

BA (Hons) Garden Design

Matt has always worked in Landscape and brings more than 15 years of technical and construction experience to the studio. From an early age he was drawn to the outdoors and has literally trained from the ground up. On leaving school he went straight into constructing gardens as a landscaper. After an apprenticeship in Horticulture Matt then went on to study garden design at Greenwich University graduating with First Class Honours.

Matt is very creative, focussed, and with a meticulous eye for detail he brings a high level of professionalism to the studio. As a designer, he is also curious and eager to research and learn about new methods, materials and planting theories.

Katie Ryan

Landscape Designer

BA (Hons), PGDip Garden Design

Katie originally trained in graphic design but was drawn to plants. After working in various horticultural roles for The Blue Diamond group she decided to merge her love for plants with her love for art and design so retrained at The London College of Garden Design where she graduated with Distinction.
Katie loves to create spaces that give back to nature, which support biodiversity and promote wildlife. She is inquisitive and highly creative, with a strong ability in both 2D and 3D visual design communication.

Chloe Hamblen

Landscape Designer

BA (Hons), PGDip Garden Design

Chloe had a very successful career in fashion, where she founded an award-winning lingerie brand. With a desire to work outside and reconnect to nature she began working in various horticultural roles before pairing her design sensibilities with her love of ecology by retraining in Landscape Design. Chloe retrained as a Landscape Designer at The London College of Garden Design and graduated with distinction.

Chloe’s passion is for sustainable design, especially of community spaces. She most recently won the Student Award for Urban Sustainability at the SGD Awards 2024

Chloe Hamblen

Landscape Designer

BA (Hons), PGDip Garden Design

Chloe had a very successful career in fashion, where she founded an award-winning lingerie brand. With a desire to work outside and reconnect to nature she began working in various horticultural roles before pairing her design sensibilities with her love of ecology by retraining in Landscape Design. Chloe retrained as a Landscape Designer at The London College of Garden Design and graduated with distinction.

Chloe’s passion is for sustainable design, especially of community spaces. She most recently won the Student Award for Urban Sustainability at the SGD Awards 2024