Cleve West

Before starting his award-winning practice in Hampton Wick in 1990, Cleve West studied with John Brookes at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. His work includes contemporary urban spaces to large country estates primarily, and he has has designed several gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show, six of which have won RHS Gold Medals. He is the only designer to have won Best in Show two years in succession (2011 for the Telegraph & 2012 for Brewin Dolphin). He writes for newspapers and magazines and his first book,’Our Plot’, celebrates a decade nurturing an allotment in nearby Bushy Park.