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Full-service garden design + construction

Langlea Garden Design and Construction – a boutique, full-service practice with an integrated approach to garden design and construction.


Our ethos is to create unique gardens every time for each individual client. We are a friendly and focused team of multidisciplinary professionals, bound together with a passion for detail. We execute our extraordinary gardens to the highest standards, and are intent on surpassing the demands of the most discerning clients.

Selected Gardens
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Molten : Radiate

A striking courtyard garden that unites with the unique contemporary architecture of this amazing property. A one level space offering different experiences such as outdoor dining, entertaining, lounging, sunbathing, and cooking.

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An amazing setting for this striking contemporary family home. Different terraces at different levels lead you from the house to outdoor dining, entertaining, cooking and pool areas.

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An inviting, elegant Front of House space that perfectly complements and uplifts the wonderful period architecture of this property. Designed as three refined courtyard spaces for parking, sitting out and accessing the rear of the house.

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English Rose

A vast, picturesque English Country Garden designed in the shape of a rose which can be appreciated from our client’s top floor windows. Sweeping pathways lead to different destinations and link together our client’s many garden sculptures and garden room.

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Coastal Chic

Recently featured in Francis Tophill of BBC Gardeners World’s new book ‘Container Planting’. A statement space with serious wow factor! Designed as a social space to maximise enjoyment of south facing aspect and fabulous location.

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Victorian Flavour

This courtyard garden is another ‘room’ of this newly renovated Victorian house. Combing a Victorian flavour with contemporary, industrial style materials creates a stylish feel.

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Langlea's ATMOSPHERIC garden, inspired by one of our client’s favourite artworks in their home. Hand-cut detailing denotes a patio terrace located at the sunniest side of the garden whilst allowing a spacious lawn terrace for their children to play on.

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A beautiful terrace acts as a transition space to unite the architecture of this property into the picturesque surroundings. The terrace exists as another ‘room’ of the house, an effortless extension of our client’s living and entertaining space.

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Ebb & Flow

A beautiful extension of our client’s living and entertaining space. A seamless connection between indoors to outdoors, the floorscape continues from the open plan kitchen/diner to the garden.

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Courtyard For The Senses

A striking courtyard for this unique 15th Century Barn conversion family home. The design is sensitive to the historical sense of place whilst injecting new life and atmosphere.

Our clients say it best

Beautiful design and execution of our front garden, the results are so breath-taking that everyone walking past stops and comments!

Mr Hawkins, Brighton Coastal Chic

Nothing too much trouble and in the end almost part of the family

Mr & Mrs Hogan, Washington Courtyard for the Senses

We’re extremely happy with our beautiful new garden which was designed and built by Langlea. It’s turned out better than we had ever imagined.

Stuart Chapman & Lee Banner, Brighton Line
The complete service

Garden Design

It is crucial for a given design choice to seamlessly integrate the outdoors with the indoors, and all chosen materials with their immediate surroundings, which means that every stage of a design and construction process must be meticulously considered.

Garden Construction

Our in-house construction team are a ‘family’ of dedicated garden professionals that have worked together for many years. The majority of our designs include bespoke features so require our skill and experience to construct them to the high standard they deserve.


Even the smallest area can benefit from a sympathetic landscaping overhaul, and pocket-sized spaces present a unique challenge which we are well equipped to match. While our focus tends towards carrying out a complete garden makeover that makes full use of our integrated approach, we can still carry out occasional basic landscaping projects.

Small Garden Design

As local residents are all too aware of, space can be at a premium in Brighton and Hove, but we are particularly successful at making restrictive spaces appear bigger than they really are, so opening them out to their fullest and often surprising capabilities.

Courtyards & Backyards

If there is one aspect in which the Langlea name has truly established itself, then it’s with our work in the often full-scale reconstruction of what must be our favourite types of spaces to renew, and we’re fortunate that Brighton and Hove presents us with a diverse range of scales and challenges.

Front Gardens & Yards

Successful front garden design requires significant skill and thoughtful attention to detail, as the prime focus is with realising a space which sits perfectly and without interruption or intrusion in the existing surrounding areas, whether public or private.

Town Gardens

Town gardens can be more contemporary or classic in style depending upon the interior design. Often many different uses and different experiences are required from this medium sized space.

Large Gardens

A strong but simple design concept is required to make in an impact in a large garden. Durability and maintenance must be considered at the outset so the garden is built to last.

Roof Terraces

All areas of a building present unique design and construction challenges, but perhaps none more so than roof terraces. A terrace with a stunning aspect often requires a light touch so far as landscaping is concerned, as a beautiful view already takes pride of place.

Swimming Pool Landscaping

Swimming pool landscaping requires skill and knowledge to integrate paving, copings, pool cover, diving boards and planting. Paving and edgings need to be pleasurable to walk upon barefoot and safe for all users.

Quality above all else

Welcome to Langlea Garden Design & Construction

We're a boutique yet full-service landscape practice with an integrated approach to garden design and construction. Our range of services fully complement one another, with the result your project is perfectly executed and carried out entirely in-house, from design through to construction.

We are an approachable and focused team of multidisciplinary professionals, bound together with a passion for detail and an eye for creating multi-sensory gardens, regardless of their setting or size. We execute these to the highest standards, and are intent on surpassing the demands of the most discerning private clients.

Specialists with 15 years of experience in bespoke, award-winning and fully managed residential garden design and construction projects, we are undaunted by challenging commissions and share your ambition of realising the full potential of your home, of which its relationship with your garden is key. We achieve this by provoking your imagination and stimulating your senses through sensitive and sophisticated design, without ever forsaking a close working relationship and natural dialogue with our clients.

Garden Designers & Landscapers in Brighton & Hove

We believe that the relatively small size of our practice is one of its virtues, as it allows us to clearly focus on our combined strengths and provide a custom service to each commission. In this respect, we always place our clients’ interests first.

Our expertise spans the full range of initial garden design concept to implementation, and we treat our work within each dedicated field with an equal rigour. Whether it’s small garden designcourtyards and backyardsfront gardenstown gardenslarge gardensroof terraces or swimming pool landscaping you require, we recognise how important each is in transforming an unloved garden into a desirable living space, so establishing a connection between the indoors and outdoors.

We are obliged to our clients first and foremost, and our reputation as a trusted and innovative local company results from their satisfaction with our work. The residents and businesses of Brighton and Hove, where we are based, know us as such through continual word of mouth recommendations, repeat business and long standing working relationships. We endeavour to play an active role in our community by serving clients predominantly in and around East and West Sussex, but also with our close neighbours living in Surrey.

We prefer to work locally as our trusted partners are themselves found here, and we have developed professional relationships and a personal understanding with all of them. A close proximity to both our clients and partners is integral to us, and this can be felt in the level of client relations you receive from inception to completion of your project. We are always ready to provide advice, and prefer doing so for people, rather than companies.

Foremost within our specialisms are garden design, construction and landscaping, which we consider to be related services requiring a complementary skillset. A fully qualified designer is on-site every day during an integrated project, ensuring not just the quality of materials and their fit and finish, but also that health and safety procedures and project management duties are complied with. We value innovation in our projects, but we are also fluent in a more classical approach to design, and are adaptable to our clients’ many different visions.

Regardless of their differences, all of our projects make use of the finest features and materials, though naturally we take into account budgetary and seasonality concerns. We take pride in our work, and have nurtured our reputation through a mixture of media exposure and word of mouth. We take care of our reputation and are intent on improving its condition. This describes not just our own company values, but also our approach to your project.