Design | Lizzie Tulip

Lizzie Tulip MSGD is an experienced garden designer and a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner. She lectures and writes about garden design and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio. She received Premier Gold at Harrogate Spring Show and a Large Gold and 'Best in Show' at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Lizzie's gardens have featured in National newspapers including the Sunday Telegraph and monthly magazines including Yorkshire Life. She has also seen her gardens opened for the National Open Garden Scheme and featured on The One Show and Gardeners World on the BBC.

Lizzie Tulip gained her design degree in 1994. She worked for RSA Art for Architecture, Arts Council England and the Royal College of Art before establishing Lizzie Tulip Garden Design in 2002. The experience and knowledge gained from this time informs her design work today.


Our Associates

Project Director | Tobias Lumb

Tobias Lumb works with Lizzie Tulip Garden Design to develop business and manage projects. He has worked as a senior leader in the museum and heritage sector, directing and inspiring creative teams for over seventeen years. Tobias has a wide breadth of experience including strategic masterplanning, directing projects and setting and delivering public programmes. He pulls together teams to deliver projects that are unique, innovative and high quality. Many of the projects have been large in scale, high risk and high profile.


Associate Designer | John Walker

Since gaining a 1st Class Honours degree in Garden Art and Design at Leeds Beckett University in 2006, John has worked on private garden commissions, landscape character assessments and designs for public spaces. His passion is creating places that combine a naturalistic planting philosophy with finely crafted detail and he has a particular interest in ornamental grasses and Scandinavian landscape design.

John designed a Courtyard Garden for the 2006 RHS Chelsea Flower Show and led a team of fellow students and professional landscapers in creating a Gold Medal winning garden that was also judged Best in Category. John also volunteers as a gardener at RHS Harlow Carr.


Associate Landscape Architect | Liz Watson

A Chartered Landscape Architect with over 20 years’ experience, Liz Watson has a drive for making great places and spaces. Working as an associate, Liz’s technical understanding, design skills and professionalism are a valuable addition to the team.

Liz created a show garden at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show and was awarded a Gold Medal, Best in Show and a special award for the quality of planting. She has been involved in all aspects of landscape work from consultation and public engagement, appraisal, design, planning applications, tendering and managing contracts on site.

Whilst not at work, Liz is likely to be found indulging her other passions of woodland crafts, canoeing, hill walking and food.


Horticulture | Martin Fish

Martin Fish is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and has a wealth of gardening experience that he is able to draw on when working on projects with Lizzie. He trained in horticulture and after a time as a head gardener started his own nursery, landscape and garden maintenance business where he was involved in many areas of horticulture. For several years Martin lectured horticulture and for over 20 years he has been writing and broadcasting about gardening contributing to publications such as Gardeners World Magazine, The Garden and Garden Answers.

Working in association with Lizzie Tulip, Martin can advise on garden planning, planting and important aftercare, including seasonal maintenance plans, pruning techniques, fruit tree training and lawn care. As a team, Lizzie and Martin can design, create and care for your dream garden. You can visit his website at