Kit Peel Gardens designs elegant, formal gardens which are low maintenance, constructed with as low a carbon footprint as possible and full of plants that are beneficial for wildlife. We call this design style ‘Eco Formal’.
Since 2016 we have undertaken urban and rural projects, for private clients and businesses. Our work is mostly in North Yorkshire, although we undertake commissions across the UK and abroad.
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 is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers. He holds a FDA in garden design, graduating with distinction. He 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 wildflowers. Returning to his family home in the Yorkshire Dales, he volunteered in the famous gardens of Newby Hall while training in garden design. A published author, Kit also writes garden design and nature features for Country and Town House magazine, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and other media.
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.
Megan leads on planting design on our projects. She has an encyclopediac knowledge of plants and the history of planting design, as well as ever-growing relationships with specialist nurseries. Megan also helps source garden ornaments and antique furniture. A self-confessed garden romantic, she is currently writing a novel about the world-famous Italian garden of Ninfa.