About

North Leeds Garden Design is Sarah Johnson, Annabel Bridge and Amber Morin Farraway

Your project will be handled by all members of our design team.  We work together to create your new garden, drawing on our training, knowledge and experience of design and garden products.

This gives you a fantastic garden design which is a synergy between the practical requirements, the opportunities and limitations of the space, balanced with the creative input that we bring to ensure an aesthetically pleasing garden which you want to both spend time in and admire from inside your lovely home.

Sarah Johnson

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One of my key roles is client liaison – generally it will be me you see at a site visit, discussing your garden dreams with you so that we can create a garden space that really meets your needs. 

I develop many of our designs and especially enjoy creating planting designs, particularly where multi-season planting is required.  Many of our clients are time-poor and therefore I am adept at creating lower maintenance gardens. 

I believe our gardens should not only reconnect people with the natural world but encourage wildlife as an integral part of the dynamic. I’m also particularly interested in designing edibles into the urban garden.

Annabel Bridge

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My roles are largely based around design development, with a particular emphasis on 2D drafting and 3D modelling.

I try to make our gardens sustainable and always consider the environment to leave as small a carbon footprint as possible, this ranges from materials to plants and everything in between.

I gain inspiration from the wider world of contemporary design, architecture to product design and graphic design to fonts, and I also have particular passion for ceramics, most notably tiles.

In terms of our business it will often be me on our social media channels whilst Sarah posts the images and videos from her lovely garden in Adel and whilst out and about.

Amber Morin-Farraway

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Having grown up in Canada, I’m passionate about the outdoors. Memories spent exploring the rugged Canadian landscape, the simplicity of vast spaces, and the wonder evoked by the changing seasons, influence my design approach.

After spending 10 years in London working as a Brand Strategist across heritage brands and startups, I was ready for a new challenge. Inspired by my childhood experiences in the garden and my love for nature, I decided to retrain as a Garden Designer and began studying at the Oxford College of Garden Design in 2022.

My previous experience within marketing strategy has equipped me with a critical eye for analysis and problem solving, both crucial for understanding the design challenge at hand.

I’m known to fully throw myself into my projects and enjoy taking clients on a creative and collaborative journey.

We are all qualified garden designers and are Pre-Registered members of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).  Sarah is also a member of the British Association of Landscape Industries, and Annabel is the SGD’s International Regional Co-ordinator, giving her a global outlook on garden design trends and ideas.

Find out more about our services

Contact us for a friendly chat about your garden to see how we can help.

Sarah, Annabel & Amber