Designers 2020-01-02T14:12:43+00:00
Designers Liz Smith

Liz Frost, Dip. G.D, MCIHort

Liz started Nettles & Petals Design in 2009. An inspiring creative whose professional, engaging approach offers a cohesive partnership with the client. She has a wealth of knowledge in addition to artistic flair and a genuine passion for each project. Consequently, the client will be seduced by their wonderful new outdoor space. Liz is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and holds a diploma in garden design with merit. Liz was part of the RHS Gold Medal winning team at BBC Gardens World Live 2015, followed by RHS Silver-Gilt Medal success at Hampton Court Palace Show 2016 along with the accolade of Best City Garden.

”What makes a garden special, is getting the detail right, thinking about vernacular styles and using the knowledge of skilled landscapers, it is the time, care, love, knowledge and skill that goes into every garden that makes it unique.”


Darren Lincoln, Dip. G.D

Darren has always had a love of nature and the outdoors, this combined with a passion for design led him to study at Merrist Wood College, graduating with Distinction in Garden Design in 2015. He prides himself on his personable, customer focused approach, producing designs that truly understand and reflect the ideas behind the clients brief. 2016 saw Darren’s debut at Hampton Court Palace Show, where he was awarded a RHS Silver-Gilt Medal for his first ever show garden. In addition 2016 also saw one of his designs winning the Stonemarket Landscaper of the Year Award.

”I relish the challenge and excitement of taking an often neglected space. Driven by a passion for good design along with a hefty dose of creative flair realise its full potential, transforming it into a practical and inspirational place for all to use and enjoy.”