Clare Challis Garden Design

Welcoming the opportunity to make a special place for you to share with family and friends.


Scroll/swipe down to learn about my work and how I could help you realise your garden dreams!


About Clare

I am passionate about plants and gardens and have been designing gardens of all shapes, sizes and styles for many years. I like to work closely with my clients to help them achieve a garden that gives them their special place, be it a plant filled haven to spend time in or an easy care garden that looks good in all seasons with the minimum of maintenance. My work covers a wide area - I have designed gardens from the New Forest in Hampshire to Dorset, Somerset and Devon. I take inspiration from nature and the built environment, particularly the rolling Dorset hills that I overlook from my studio.


I welcome every opportunity to make a special place for you to share with family and friends.


More About Clare 



Full Design Service

Complete project inspiration

Full service package for creating and planning garden projects of any size.


Garden Consultations

General advice and inspiration

Whether new to gardening or looking to improve an existing garden I can provide advice on many aspects from plant identification to fresh ideas as your garden needs change.


Garden Care

Practical help and advice

Practical help and advice in your garden with tasks from planting plans/themes to pruning.



Taking inspiration from nature and the built environment to bring your garden to life


I have worked on many projects - sample photos are displayed below. Click/touch any photo of interest to learn more about the project or alternatively go to my Portfolio page to browse my varied and extensive range of projects.



Spring Clematis on the New Pergola
The planting when mature will soften the boundary.
Now a cool inviting space to relax and entertain in.
Cottage style planting
Cottage style planting to enclose raised deck.
Planting on the New Pergola Walkway
Spring Flowers in the Gravel Garden
Roses starting to cover the pillars
A deck to catch the evening sun and space to entertain
The new pathway gives a pleasant stroll to the gated parking area
An attractive utility area directly off of the kitchen provides a sunny place
Different areas to enjoy the sun, with texture, colour and movement