Fiona Stephenson Profile
Fiona Stephenson Dip. IGD MSGD is an award winning landscape designer working on residential and commercial projects across the UK and abroad.
Fiona prides herself on delivering beautiful, practical designs tailored to her clients wishes. She works with passion, enthusiasm and vision for each space she approaches. When it comes to show gardens, Fiona loves to take a dynamic approach to the designs, which has seen her win a Gold medal for her 'Lying in State' garden for Hampton Court Flower show. The WWF then approached Fiona to design their show garden whereby she recreated the rare and naturally occurring chalk stream and gained a Silver Gilt medal for this stunning garden.
Her working philosophy encompasses the belief that whether you have a small London courtyard or many acres of land, it’s equally important to plan the space so as to create a journey through the garden. Her vocation is to realise the full potential of each space and create areas that her clients want to be in no matter what time of year.
Fiona's experience is vast and she has the expertise to advise clients on the full process of creating, often complex designs, to achieve the vision for the garden. She has worked on a wide range of projects from London gardens to country residences, period gardens and tropical retreats. Fiona has designed and managed both soft and hard landscaping projects with budgets ranging between a few thousand to several hundred thousand pounds.
Fiona's career spans 30 years in landscape design; after running a family travel business and being fortunate enough to travel the world from a young age, Fiona became a mother and decided to pursue her passion for gardens and creating outdoor spaces which ignite the senses. In 1988 she studied at the Inchbald School of Design and gained a diploma with merit. She is a full member of the Society of Garden Designers.
"Fiona Stephenson’s outstanding creation brings the chalk stream - one of Britain’s most unique ecosystems - to life with great originality. It’s an inspiring scene and I hope it leads to a better understanding of how water use can affect our rivers and wildlife."