TONY WOODS Design and Operations Director


Design and Operations Director

Tony has a diverse background in the garden and landscape industry from plant production to design. He founded the company in 2012 and has worked hard to put Garden Club London firmly on the garden design map as one of the leading urban design studios in the UK. A Royal Horticultural Society Gold medal winner, author and former RHS Young Designer of the Year, Tony will often be your first point of contact at the start of the design process. It is Tony’s job to create our garden design concepts and develop planting schemes with his expert eye for detail and creating a sense of atmosphere in a garden.

NICK LIE Landscape Operations Manager


Landscape Operations Manager

Drawing on his deep knowledge of landscaping which includes building a variety of award winning gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows, it is Nick’s job to ensure that the information that our designers and landscape architects produce is able to be translated into a build on site. With Nicks passion for landscape and obsession for quality, your garden is in safe hands.

VITO DEPALO Landscape Architect


Landscape Architect

Vito has an enviable portfolio of landscape projects and design experience under his belt. Before joining Garden Club, Vito worked for local government and ran his own design studio in his native Italy. He is responsible for the design development aspects of our garden and landscape designs. Making sure that our schemes are practical and maximise the space available, it is Vito’s job to develop the concepts produced by Tony and to liaise with Nick to make these imaginative ideas a reality in your garden. Vito is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.

BEN DEWHIRST Landscape Architect


Landscape Architect

Ben studied landscape and garden design in Adelaide where he gained his MA Landscape Architecture. He has a diverse experience of working both hands-on and in the design studio in both domestic and commercial projects; from small back yards to public parks and sports complexes. Ben brings a unique set of skills including creativity, build knowledge and architectural detailing. Ben is responsible for ensuring that the communication between clients, the design team and our build team and contractors is seamless and produces the very best results.