Who We Are

Established in 2007 and based in the heart of Sussex, our highly skilled and motivated team of landscape professionals are passionate about creating amazing spaces across London and the south east of England. 

Teamwork is the cornerstone to our success, with each team member fully understanding the importance of their role ensuring our customers have an amazing experience from our very first site visit to standing back and admiring the finished garden.

How We Work

Great pride is taken by each and every team member in the level of service we constantly strive to provide our customers. We are very proud of the five gold stars awarded to us at Chelsea for the construction of the M & G Trade stand.

Having grown to a team of 30, there is a wealth of experience on hand to take on any challenge, wether this is a small court yard garden or a country estate. Such experience is not limited to our highly creative designers or skilled landscapers but also our meticulous operations team, who assure the journey is seamless from start to finish.

The Cohesion we have as a company makes the entire process of designing, building and planting gardens so effective and enjoyable for both us and our valued customers.

M & G Trade Stand Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Core Values

Be the Best:

Great isn’t good enough


Can’t be and never is, added later

Respect & Integrity:

Little things make big things happen 

Growth & Development:

Value people, encourage development and reward performance 


Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success


Having spent most of his life on a Rugby pitch, exploring the South Downs or swimming in the sea, it is no surprise that Julian has such love and affinity for the outdoors. After a career in sport and fitness Julian retrained, studying garden design at Plumpton College, shortly after forming Inspired Gardens. Working alongside his sons Julian is proud of his 30 strong team of highly motivated landscapers, plantsmen and logistical team who all share his passion for transforming outdoor spaces and live his mantra “Detail can’t be and never is added later. 

Sam Drage

Being outdoors and active is clearly in the genes of the Drage family and Sam is no exception, spending much of his down time travelling the world and exploring new lands, cultures and wildlife. From temples in the far East to sitting with Gorillas in Africa Sam will be seeking inspiration for what can be created in the outdoors. Having studied landscape construction at Merristwood College, Sam has now developed many years of experience leading our landscaping teams with a relentless energy, metronomic work rate and strong team values. No surprise for someone who has led his local rugby team for the last three years. 

After Julian and Sam started Inspired Gardens, Max quickly wanted to get in on the action. Having very little gardening experience Max went to Merristwood college to study horticulture where he discovered his love for plants and now after 12 years in the industry admits to being a self confessed plant geek. Max’s work life is split between creating beautiful planting plans for our customers and using his numerical skills to manage the financial side of Inspired Gardens. Max instills his hard work and team player ethic from his rugby days into Inspired Gardens ensuring the absolute highest standards of work throughout the team. When Max isn’t hard at work he can be found in the gym or finding a new hiking challenge to accomplish.

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