Edingburgh Garden Design


Edinburgh Garden Design offers a full professional garden design and management service for clients throughout Edinburgh and the Central Lowlands – who are seeking to make the most of their garden space.

Whether it be modern or traditional, large or small, rectangular or irregular shaped, flat or sloping, we can provide an individually tailored design to suit your requirements.

Please visit our extensive Portfolio where you can browse some of the many successful gardens we have created over the past 15 years.



If you have decided to make changes to your garden, you will want to know its in the hands of an expert. Edinburgh Garden Design is headed by Michael Ballam MSGD – a Registered Garden Designer. Michael is passionate about design and brings with him a wealth of creativity and practical experience to help you create the garden of your dreams. From a landscape architectural background Michael qualified as a full member of the Society of Garden Designers in 2001 and since then has created many successful gardens throughout central Scotland.

Particular importance is placed on listening and working with clients to ensure the design meets the individual needs, desires and budget. Michaels extensive contractual experience ensures designs are completed on time and within budget. Let Michael turn your garden dreams into reality!


Edinburgh Garden Design offers a full range of services. As each garden (and client) are different the exact take-up of services will depend on individual circumstances. For example, some clients who are confident at carrying out the work themselves may require only a layout drawing.

For larger jobs clients may consider it worthwhile to employ full contract Documentation and Management

The design process starts with an Initial Site Consultation to ascertain your needs and level of service required. Fees are quoted and once this is agreed work will commence.

For clients living in Edinburgh the ISC is free but for those living outside we charge a small fee which is taken off the final bill should you go ahead with any of our services.

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Case Study


Having brought up a family of three children, this Edinburgh couple decided to turn their attention to improving their Newington property. The house, a handsome late Victorian villa set in a sea of grass bordered by a privet hedge, had hardly changed over the years so was in need of some degree of modernization.

While acknowledging the many positives of their home, for example the generously proportioned front rooms and wealth of period features the couple were aware, as in common with many of the buildings of the time, the property was deficient in maximizing the potential availability of light. The dining and kitchen areas in particular, were small and dingy though facing onto a sunny garden area. Additionally there was no proper outside seating area save in a corner of the courtyard to the rear of the property which received just a few hours sunshine per day during the summer.

The plan was thus to open up the kitchen and dining areas to create a multi-purpose Garden Room overlooking a purpose built outside seating area. When the Architects had finished their work we were left to deal with the external space as shown in the “Existing” layout.