Amir Schlezinger | garden designer
I design and build contemporary gardens and roof terraces throughout London. Projects include city, courtyard, patio and larger family gardens with a major speciality in roof terrace design. In town, I have always been asked for low maintenance and this has evolved into an important element of all my gardens. I offer a complete design and build service, with a particular emphasis on project management.
Q. Do you prefer working on gardens or roof terraces?
Working in London, roof garden design has proliferated with the sprawling construction of new apartments and I do get a great buzz every time. There are certain design elements that work better in either type of space.
Q. Do you have favourite materials?
I prefer working with natural materials, particularly stone. Being able to create something contemporary out of an ancient material is rewarding. Combinations such as slate with sandstone, limestone with granite, variations in finishes, sizes and thicknesses form a never-ending exploration for articulating a space.
Q. What are your favourite plants?
Trees are my most inspirational objects in any landscape. Like natural stone, they are ancient, individual and vital. I love coloured and flaking bark. In small gardens I often use the Paper bark maple, birch, Tibetan cherry, Arbutus, Eucalyptus, Pine trees and Japanese maples.
Q. Do you design your own pots?
Yes. These are primarily utilized in roof gardens but I use them as accents in gardens and courtyards where space is limited. Every project is unique, so I create something different every time.
Google review | Blake Klein | Stockwell garden
"After undertaking a home renovation, our garden was distinctly suffering and needed an upgrade. It took Amir and his team 4 weeks to transform the space into a tropical sanctuary, full of plants, warm materials and lighting. The garden now also blends really well into the other surrounding gardens, my living room and the kitchen below forming a cohesive scheme.
In all honesty it only took 2 easy meetings before the build, and during construction we did 2 emails! It was fun, easy and the results are breath taking. Amazing makeover and just in time for spring. If you want a first class design for your garden with minimum fuss, on time, on budget then Amir’s your man – I will recommend mylandscapes with pleasure."
Google review | Tom Draper | Thames Barrier terrace
"Amir is incredibly driven and knowledgeable, enthusiastic to a point bordering on insanity and capable of delivering outstanding results. Amir's attention to detail and ability to listen to (and respond to) our concerns and desires were invaluable in delivering our project on time, within scope and on budget. The results speak for themselves - our apartment now has two utterly unique and beautiful outdoor spaces and we have Amir to thank."
Google review | Olivia Bernard | Islington garden
"Look around, search around, ask around, you will not find any other garden designer like Amir. This was true for me over ten years ago and it still is !!! Every time I see a new photograph of his work, I wish the garden or the terrace were mine ! The works of art at the center of his creations are the plants themselves. Your garden will be like a live theatre where you wish to be day and night ..."