Our team

Twenty years of award-winning landscape and garden design experience

With almost twenty years of award-winning landscape and garden design experience, Andy has built a team of world-class designers and consultants who share his passion and expertise for creating outstanding and exceptional outdoor spaces.

Working together over the years, the team at Andy Stedman Design are adept at creating beautiful designs while meeting complex and challenging requirements – whether for a listed building and its grounds or a small urban space that demands a ‘wow’ factor.

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Andy Stedman

Director and Creative Director

Andy has a lifelong passion for landscaping, design, art and architecture. In the midst of his other passion - playing rugby - Andy started his career at sixteen as a landscaping apprentice for a local landscaping company in Chichester. Today, Andy brings with him twenty years of diverse experience within the landscaping industry - from swimming pool construction to commercial landscape design and residential garden design. Over the years, Andy has traveled the world working in Australia, Europe and UAE, immersing himself in many elements of design and construction - finally returning in 2013 to hone his design skills at the Oxford College of Garden Design. Since its inception, Andy Stedman Design has become one of the leading and most innovative landscape design companies in the UK.

Andy will be one of a client’s first points of contact at the start of the design process. Andy oversees each project, working with his team to deliver the best possible designs for each and every client. Andy is on hand throughout each project with an experienced and expert eye for the details that add up to a spectacular design. When he’s not doing this he’s traveling the UK and Europe sourcing and selecting the best materials and products for the showroom.

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Stuart Thomas

Senior Landscape and Garden Designer

Stuart joined the team in 2020 and is our senior designer. He is qualified in garden and landscape design and has accumulated nearly fifteen years’ experience in the industry. Stuart has worked in several highly successful landscape design practices and has impressive horticultural knowledge, a background in architecture and hands-on project management experience. Stuart is a versatile designer with a preference for understated, elegant designs and seasonal planting schemes that come to life alongside precise hardscape detailing. Stuart is a great believer in the inspirational nature of the RHS and garden shows - having worked hands-on with designers of three Chelsea Flower Show gardens, and on two show gardens on a consultancy, design and visualisation basis.

Stuart works closely with Andy and the team on every project, he is the main contact once the design process is underway.

John Barnes

John Barnes

Landscape and Garden Designer

John is a trained landscape architect with over 10 years of experience in garden design projects across the UK, Middle East, and North America. He has demonstrated a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the design process from project inception through to compiling comprehensive construction documentation for projects with varying scales and levels of complexity.
John believes it is essential that the process exhibits an appreciation of the wider picture, but is also equally sensitive to the seemingly smallest of details, particularly when tasked with a space as personal as a private garden. Every client can rest assured that every design is 'on-brief', practical and beautiful.

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Tessa Allen

Garden Designer and Showroom Assistant

Tessa recently graduated from the prestigious Inchbald School of Design with Distinction, and is an enthusiastic champion of contemporary garden design, naturalistic planting and sustainable architecture. She has designed and brought to life a number of projects throughout Hampshire and West Sussex, and is devoted to delivering exceptional design and customer service.

Tessa works closely with Andy and the design team to assist and deliver design projects, whilst also managing client communication and the ASD showroom.

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Marc Morris

Contracts Manager

Marc has worked for Andy Stedman Design for a number of years and brings extensive experience as a site foreman, meaning that he is expert at bringing the design team’s designs to life. Marc has a versatile background in landscaping, groundworks and engineering, he fully understands the design process and is brilliant at working with all of our suppliers and partners to get our projects finished to the highest level. There's no beating around the bush with Marc (excuse the pun), he gets things done on time and on budget - even when he is faced with bringing to life the most complex and challenging projects. If this isn’t possible for whatever reason, he manages the process so that clients are informed every step of the way.

Marc is the client’s point of contact during landscape construction and is always on hand to make sure each and every project runs smoothly. Marc is our ‘go to’ guy to keep things moving on current projects and is actively involved in scheduling future projects to ensure work continues as planned.