Welcome to Francois Leaf Gardens

Francois Leaf Gardens is an award winning, independent garden design practice specialising in garden and planting design. 

Garden Design

Clients of Francois Leaf are professionals who value the investment in improving and modifying their outdoor space. 


 Francois Leaf produces designs that are innovative and well structured. Carefully planned and closely aligned to the client brief, your garden will be revived and transformed into a space that you will want to spend time in and will form a lasting legacy for years to come.

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Style Influence

Strongly influenced  by heritage gardens from the 18th century, a Francois Leaf garden adapts traditional geometric designs with a strong contemporary twist.  


Planting selections focus on biodiversity to encourage wildlife to your garden (astroturf or similar will not be specified in any Francois Leaf designs) as well as introducing a strong structural framework and vibrancy by way of  texture and colour.

About Francois Leaf

After successfully obtaining a Garden Design diploma from the world renowned London College of Garden Design at The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Francois Leaf was created.


 Francois Leaf is directed and managed by Simone Kirkland who after working for 20+ years in the financial services industry, decided to include something more green into her career portfolio.


 Gaining valuable hands on experience as a Landscape Gardener for an award winning Grade I listed landscape in Surrey and studying at Capel Manor College for the Royal Horticultural Society exams, the desire to design gardens for clients was a natural step forward.