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.

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


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.


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.