Edinburgh Garden Design Studio

about twig garden design

Twig Garden Design is a fully established garden design studio based in Edinburgh.

Born from a love of plants and a desire to create beautiful outdoor spaces we've been designing gardens across Scotland since 2001.

We take a very personal hands on approach to all our projects working closely with the best landscape contractors and outdoor specialists to create the perfect garden for our clients.


Jason Russell - garden designer

Jason studied at Edinburgh University and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

He has an intelligent, creative, intuitive approach and a deep understanding of design and its relationship to the surrounding environment. Above all he is passionate about plants.

He has appeared on The Beechgrove Garden, and talked to The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, The Society of Garden Designers, The Scottish Ideal Home and Garden Show and Scottish horticultural groups.

He lectures in Garden and Planting Design at SRUC and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. In 2010 he led his students to win a silver medal at The Chelsea Flower Show, a Silver Gilt medal in 2012 and a silver medal at Hampton Court in 2013.

Ever the outdoor type Jason rides his uniquely customised Yamaha TRX850, mountain bikes like a demon in the hills of Peebles, rarely leaves home without a camera, and drinks cider so dry it turns his cheeks inside out.


Lucy Head - project coordinator

After gaining her MA in Art History and English Literature at Edinburgh University and a successful career in textiles, Lucy decided to follow her love of plants, gardens and writing by joining Twig Garden Design full-time.

She manages all aspects of our design studio, keeps all of our projects running smoothly and our website up to date.

She also leads the planting and maintenance of all our gardens.

When she isn't juggling plants, words and spreadsheets , Lucy plans impossible travels, stirs up feasts in the kitchen, secretly yearns for the sea and always carries at least one notebook wherever she goes.