About Me

Chris Deakin 

Throughout my career, I've focussed on creating amazing garden designs, full of life and emotion. They have delighted my clients, who fall in love with them every time they step into their very own outdoor living experience. Although I work with clients all over the UK and internationally, the majority of my work finds me in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

I am not your typical garden designer. My passion for garden design coupled with my love of plants, technical expertise and holistic design process means I can help you visualise the personality and emotion you want your new garden to convey.

Garden Designer Norfolk & Suffolk 

I wholeheartedly believe that garden design should extend the home well beyond the house, creating a seamless transition from home to garden.

From small urban courtyard gardens and luxury rooftop spaces to beautiful residential garden landscapes and grand country estates, my clients and their stories are always at the heart of my design process.

There is no set style or format; all my designs are as individual as you are, complementing your space and home - looking as if it is meant to be there.

Award Winning Garden Designer

Throughout my 20 years experience in the garden design industry, I have developed my skills working with a wide range of leading garden designers and companies. These include Pantiles Landscapes in Surrey, Notcutts Landscapes in Suffolk and most recently, Deakinlock Garden Design, my own bespoke garden design partnership.

I am a fully registered member of the Society of Garden Designers and the British Association of Landscape Industries.

Moreover, I am incredibly proud of the awards and medals I have won for my garden designs. These include Gold and Silver medals at the Chelsea Flower Show as well as the RHS Tudor Rose at the Hampton Court Flower Show. My favourite was the RHS Silver Gilt medal I won for creating a front garden for John Woods Nursery. It was a garden designed to bring as much of nature into a small urban front garden as possible, with plants that attracted pollinating insects and birds, herbs for cooking and fruit to harvest.

Home Garden Design

I relish projects that are challenging, stimulating and creative, those where I can lavish time and energy, manipulating space to solve problems and improve lives, delighting my clients.

Share with me your vision, practicalities and requirements and I will create a garden that is unique, telling your garden story from start to finish.

My Garden Design Philosophy Is Simple

  • I design for you, creating beautiful and atmospheric gardens full of emotion that you will fall in love with.
  • I work with a select team of local craftsmen, highly skilled landscapers and artisans throughout East Anglia to add those magical finishing touches. From a tree specialist to a lighting designer and water feature expert, they will help complete your space, making it unique and inspiring.

  • I keep it personal. It’s me and my business and I personally look after all my customers.
  • Your garden is an extension of your home. It’s my job to continue your individual style and practical requirements from your inside living space to that outside.

Call Chris to book your free design consultation

What My Clients Are Saying


Nothing was too much trouble - Linda Hudson

Chris was with us from the beginning of our project to build a new home for our retirement. He designed a beautiful garden and dealt with the continual demands of the planners during the planning application stage and remained a constant support through to the final completion of the house and garden nearly three years later.

The site was challenging but Chris worked hard to make sure we achieved the garden we could enjoy into our retirement. His soft and hard landscaping choices have proved to be excellent. We thoroughly recommend his services.


Exceeded Our Expectations - Mary Hogan

We asked Chris to design us a garden that we could enjoy throughout the year, one that would really encourage us to get out and enjoy the sun.

My husband is disabled and we needed a garden that would also work for him and his requirements.

Chris was a delight to work with; he interpreted our wishes beautifully, and exceeded our expectations, delivering a garden that we simply love.

It was an enjoyable process from start to finish and we felt confident throughout, that the garden would be built to the highest standards.

We highly recommend Chris and all the construction crew who were involved in creating our garden.


Truly Imaginative - Elaine

We despaired of our back garden, a sort of flat green wasteland connecting the house with our island rose garden.
But any new plan had to be easily manageable.

Chris came up with a truly imaginative and original solution, using the space as an ordered set of walkways defined by rose arches and topiary cones, giving us an extra ‘private’ seating area, with sitelines connecting the house to the garden on the island and seamlessly merging with the meadows beyond.

Brilliant…and as we watch the roses grow and the new trees mature, it feels as if it’s always been like that. Thats how good garden design should be.


Great Job - Leo Murphy

Chris and the team were fantastic from initial design through to final implementation. Changes to design were seamlessly incorporated without any fuss allowing me to get exactly the garden I wanted. Thanks