Dan Lobb’s background in fine art sculpture enables him to bring an instinctive and creative flair to each project; blending spatial design with his practical knowledge of horticulture.

Dan Lobb MSGD

Our Founder and Principal Designer, Dan Lobb is a landscape designer, sculptor and gardener. He is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) prestigious Show Judging Team, and a Registered Member the Society of Garden Designer’s (SGD) and sits on its Adjudication Panel, supporting and assessing garden designers seeking professional accreditation.

Dan is a born creative and has a life-long love for ecology and horticulture. Much of his childhood was spent painting, making sculptures, playing in local chalk-fed streams and woodlands, and cultivating gardens. He originally studied Fine Art Sculpture at the University of Winchester, a catalyst for numerous installations and commissions.

He went on to merge his two passions of art and horticulture and pursue a career in garden and landscape design, earning a Post-Graduate Diploma in Garden Design at the Oxford College of Garden Design, an MA in Landscape Design from the Inchbald School of Design and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

He has over 15 years’ experience designing and creating inspirational and award-winning gardens and public spaces. His design work has been professionally accredited by the Society of Garden Designers, and received numerous awards, including RHS Gold Medal and ‘Best Conceptual Garden’ for his first show garden ‘Landscape Obscured’, and the SGD Judges Award and Community Project Award for ‘Breakers Yard’ at The National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney.

He received the SGD Paper Landscape Award for a landscape design, supporting an architectural scheme, approved under the rarely used Paragraph 55 clause in the National Planning Policy Framework, emphasising Dan’s ability to understand local planning opportunities and constraints, and work collaboratively with architects, ecologists and other professionals.

Dan has featured in books, magazines and television, including BBC’s Gardeners World.

In addition to his design work, Dan regularly lectures at various institutions, including KLC School of Design (London), Arts University Bournemouth and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. He also runs numerous workshops and delivers talks on garden design and art.

Dan is a long-standing Trustee of a Hampshire-based environmental charity which promotes conservation and improves access to natural wild spaces.