Lizzie Tulip | Director

Lizzie Tulip MSGD is an experienced garden designer and a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner. She lectures and writes about garden design and contributes to BBC Radio. She received Premier Gold at Harrogate Spring Show and a Large Gold and 'Best in Show' at the Great Yorkshire Show. Her designs won Channel 4's Garden of the Year award in 2023.

Lizzie's gardens have featured in National newspapers such as 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


Liz Watson | Associate Landscape Architect

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.

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Nick Snook | Designer

Originally trained in landscape architecture in London and the Netherlands and latterly in horticulture, Nick brings a wide range of skills to the practice. With experience in sectors including housing and design for communities, residential design and education, he has particular experience in landscapes for healthcare environments.  Experienced in working in multidisciplinary teams with architects, engineers and planners, he now brings these skills together in the design and development of gardens for our clients.  Nick is an avid traveller, enjoying walking and cross-country skiing through the Alps and overlanding across Africa and Asia.  He has lived and worked in France and Canada before returning to Yorkshire.

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Rowena Stephenson | Cost Consultant

Rowena is a Quantity Surveyor & Project Manager with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry for a wide range of prestigious clients including Nestle, Coca Cola and Network Rail. She is highly experienced in working collaboratively to achieve positive, efficient outcomes which meet and often exceed client’s requirements. Rowena’s key skills are commercial and contract management of large schemes; contract evaluation and efficient procedures; Supply Chain Management.


Martin Fish | Horticulture

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 25 years he has been writing and broadcasting about gardening for the BBC and publications such as Gardening Which?, Kitchen Garden, Garden News and The Garden. He is a senior judge for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS.) and a Garden Advisor at RHS Harlow Carr. 

Martin advises on garden planning, planting and important aftercare, including seasonal maintenance plans, pruning techniques, fruit tree training and lawn care. Martin uses this experience to help deliver projects for Lizzie Tulip Landscape & Garden Design .


Alison Stead | Botany & Ecology

Alison brings to the team her training as a botanist and plant pathologist together with her ecological knowledge, to work on our plant procurement and ensures our plant knowledge is kept up to date. She has come from a career in plant quarantine, working within national and international organisations, taking action to protect our native plants from alien pests and diseases. She has an abiding love of plants and all things botanical.