About

Since 2016, Kit Peel Gardens have been designing elegant, bespoke outdoor spaces, which are of benefit to the environment. We undertake urban and rural projects, for private clients and businesses. Our work is mostly in North Yorkshire, although we undertake commissions across the UK.

For us, each project is utterly individual. We carefully gather information on the client’s needs, the unique qualities of the site and wider landscape, then we find the simplest and strongest design that marries these elements together. We strongly believe that successful projects are a joint effort. As such, we always endeavour to collaborate closely with clients, architects, contractors, plant nurseries and craftspeople at all stages of the journey from design to completion.

Our goal is to create a beautiful space for you to enjoy all year round, by day and night.

Kit Peel

Kit Peel worked in foreign news for over a decade, before spending a magical year on the Greek island of Hydra where he rediscovered a childhood love of flowers. After moving to the Yorkshire Dales, he worked in the famous gardens of Newby Hall and continues to restore the wildflower fields around his house. He recently completed a three-year Foundation Degree in garden design, graduating with distinction. He is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers. A published author, Kit also writes garden features for Country and Town House magazine, The Sunday Times and other media.

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The Team

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Thomas Chapman-Andrews

Tom studied architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, before joining Thomas Heatherwick as he set up his Studio in 1998. Tom was instrumental in the development of the Studio as it grew over the following 13 years. In that period he took time out to complete his studies and work on a couple of small scale rural developments in North Yorkshire. At Heatherwick Studio, Tom led and delivered a wide variety of projects, most notably: the Longchamp retail flagship, New York; the Boiler Suit, and Guys Approaches for Guys Hospital, London; Artist Studios, Aberystwyth. Tom’s primary interest is making and how materials inform that process. He takes a collaborative approach to design and building, and loves to work with highly skilled artisans in the delivery and realisation of projects.

 

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Edward Round

Ed is a senior gardener at the famous Newby Hall Gardens, arguably the best plantsman’s garden in the North of England. The son of a nurserywoman, if there’s anything Ed doesn’t know about horticulture, we’re yet to discover it! Ed will advise on specific planting and maintenance plans.

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Megan Peel

When she’s not working as an award-winning consultant for brands including Chanel, ASOS and MTV, Megan pursues her passion for textiles, contemporary and antique garden furnishing and bespoke pieces. A self-confessed garden romantic, she is currently writing a novel about the world-famous Italian garden of Ninfa and can be found blogging on gardens and literature for popular style blog Finders Seekers. Megan will work with Kit and the team to help clients style their gardens, sourcing beautiful and unusual fabrics, furniture and fittings.