Anna Dekker Garden Design, Cumbria

Welcome to my garden and landscape design practice. I am a garden designer with more than 20 years’ practical landscape architecture experience. I create individual, environmentally conscious designs which respond to the setting and the client brief. My practice is based in Cumbria, and covers the North West of England and the Scottish Borders.


I provide a range of bespoke garden services, from garden advice through to a complete garden design and project management service, in Cumbria and the North West of England and the Scottish Borders. I deliver practical solutions, with a level of maintenance tailored to meet individual requirements.

Garden design delivering flexible spaces for different life stages, with an access ramp to a covered decking area
Flexible spaces for different life stages
Children playing in an accessible garden
Accessible spaces for all members of the family
Garden designs for relaxation and reflection.
Gardens for relaxation and reflection.
Children exploring a vegetable garden
Spaces for children to explore and learn
Habitats that support local wildlife and promote biodiversity
Habitats that support local wildlife and promote biodiversity
Space to grow food with a child eating fruit
Space to grow food

For smaller projects we offer a range of services including garden advice and practical help in the garden

For larger projects we offer a full design service, including detail design, planting plans and project management.

About Me

Background and experience in landscape architecture and garden design:

I am a chartered member of the Landscape Institute and the RHS, and a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers. I am fully insured for professional indemnity and public liability.

I have practiced as a Landscape Architect for over 20 years and, after a break from design, I recently refreshed my garden design skills, graduating from a Postgraduate Diploma in Garden Design with a Distinction. 

My landscape projects (including design, specification and contract management) have covered private gardens, public spaces, forest parks, school grounds, roadside planting, cemeteries and business parks in the north east of England.  My studies have included environmental biology, landscape architecture and garden design. I keep abreast of current trends through courses, reading, visiting gardens and gardening, and membership of related organisations.  I also carry out voluntary work on community schemes.


From childhood I have loved the natural world. Growing up, I always had my own patch of garden to experiment with and at an early age enjoyed sketching wildflowers with my mother in East Anglia. My hobbies are mostly botanical and creative, and all images on this website are my own, unless indicated otherwise.

I draw inspiration from natural landscapes, architecture, art and life at the microscopic level. My inspiration in garden and landscape design are Sarah Price, Dan Pearson, Jinny Blom, Piet Oudolf and Arthur Parkinson. Historical inspiration comes from Roberto Burle Marx, Thomas Church and Geoffrey Jellicoe.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any landscape design or garden project.

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