About Rachel Merrick

I have always loved plants, trees and the natural beauty that surrounds us. Therefore, it made sense for me to develop my career and business in garden design and build services. At Elemental Designs, my passion and personal interest in our environment are a key part of my professional life, too.

My Experience and Qualifications in Garden Design and Build

I have an Honours Diploma in Garden Design from the KLC School of Design in London.

9 years after graduation, I was honoured to receive the “Gibbs Alumni Award Garden Design, 2012”. Above all, this annual award recognised me as someone who has:

“Proved to be successful in different areas of design, Rachel offers high standards of professional practice and demonstrates willingness to continued learning, combined with hard work and integrity.”

Also, I was part of the KLC Advisory Board for a year, advising the college on current design teaching and the skills needed by graduates.

As a result of my experience, I am a Chelsea Flower Show regular. In collaboration with Hardy’s Plants, I have been part of their exhibits set up team. For the last 18 years I have had the privilege of working with the top perennial plant specialist Rosy Hardy.

Contact Rachel

Specialist Drawings for Planning Discharge for Architects and Developers.

I now work closely with property developers, architects and homeowners, who often use my services on a repeat basis, to provide landscape planning discharge drawings.

As a specialist in landscape design, I offer drawings of outstanding quality. With practicality in mind, I understand the requirements of local planning authorities. These are first-time approved drawings for planning.

How can I help you? Firstly, by working to tight deadlines with the skills to bring your vision to life. Secondly, not only do I have in depth knowledge of plants and garden materials, I also understand how they work best in an outside space.

I know that accurate budgeting and planning only happens with detailed drawings.

It is important for a landscape designer to have this specialist and niche skill.

Stunning Outdoor Spaces, Managed with Care and Precision

With over 90 successful garden designs and builds to my name, I draw on the expertise of a range of trusted experts in their field.

For example, these may be suppliers of rare or high-end plants, or unusual fragrant herbs.  Moreover, Elemental Designs works in close partnership with builders and landscape contractors. Equally, I work in collaboration with specialist plant and tree nurseries.

With excellent communication and problem-solving skills, I can source, bring together and manage the installation of everything that makes an external environment beautiful.

Your project.  Managed every step of the way.  Brought to life with care and passion.

How I Work