Sarah’s passion is transforming landscapes; designing in close collaboration with her clients to bring them gardens which sit comfortably and beautifully in their place.
‘Attention to detail at every stage is key to beautiful design, which is why I take care to engage with everyone involved in a garden project from the ‘brickie’ to the nurseryman. If they feel valued then they will produce their best for us.’
Sarah has designed and managed the build of Award Winning show stands on Main Avenue at Chelsea. ‘ I’ve loved every second of the experience: From working with the clients to realise their brief, through to being on site amongst the thrill of seeing an empty space transformed into a beautiful garden. Its the same with all my private projects too.’
On graduating, Sarah Naybour was awarded Britain’s Student Designer of the Year by the Society of Garden Designers. She then went on to build up a varied client base in the Oxfordshire area and West London. After 13 years she still gets a thrill from the potential of a new project and tries to bring something unique to each.
Working with Sarah Naybour , you will not only get a beautifully thought out design, but it will be built for you with care and go on growing and evolving through the years.
‘When I’m not designing gardens I’m walking my dogs, swimming, cycling, eating good food, drinking good wine and enjoying the expanse of the mountains, whichever country they may be in.’
I am a French, English and German speaking designer who grew up in rural Oxfordshire. It is also in Oxford that I studied garden design on a course together with Sarah Naybour where we struck up a firm friendship. Soon after graduating I competed to become the RHS Young Designer of the Year and received a generous grant to build a show garden at RHS Tatton Park.
Despite my initial success as a young designer in the UK, I left the country to start a new adventure and spent most of my professional life as a landscape architect in Switzerland working for some of the country’s most prominent design companies, first Simmen Group then Enea GmbH and finally Rolf von Burg.
It is in that beautiful verdant and mountainous country that I learnt most of my values for precision, attention to detail and punctuality, also a profound love of mountains, alpine beauty, mountain culture and of course Swiss cheese and chocolate!
Since my return to the UK I have endeavoured to apply all my skills and experience to the wonderful projects I have been involved in, and infuse many gardens with biodiversity and beauty and style.