James Aldridge is an award winning landscape and garden designer who has been at the forefront of innovative garden design for more than a decade.
His life has been inextricably linked with gardens and horticulture after developing a fascination for plants at an early age. This, combined with diverse passions for wilderness trekking, modern architecture, contemporary art, progressive design and music form the essential driving force for his work, always with an underlying desire to constantly push forward.
James has studied extensively, first mastering horticulture at Wye College, University of London, then landscape history and conservation at the Architectural Association and finally garden design at the Inchbald School of Design, where he graduated with a distinction. This process allowed a deep and intuitive understanding of garden and landscape design to develop.
This was furthered by many years of practical experience under the watchful eye of Rosemary Verey, one of Britain’s best-known and highly respected gardeners, and later alongside the Prince of Wales at his garden at Highgrove, where James worked for seven years during the most creative and well-regarded period.
He approaches each project with passion and conviction and his eye for the unusual never fails to produce gardens of originality and flair for every client.