Amir Schlezinger garden designer

Amir Schlezinger | garden designer

Well known for his devotion to the landscape profession and continuous quest for perfection, our managing director, Amir Schlezinger, has been at the forefront of contemporary garden design in London for nearly two decades.

A dedicated project manager, he combines a personal approach with progressive design skills. With all our clients, his key role is to transform their wishes into a workable, contemporary design - creating beautiful yet highly liveable outdoor spaces.

Amir studied garden design at Middlesex University and Capel Manor College in London graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2000. He has designed and realised over 200 projects since, developing a speciality in roof terrace design.

Amir is a regular contributor to magazines and books on contemporary garden design worldwide. Having grown in the Mediterranean, his knowledge of tropical flora has evolved into a style of planting which fuses architectural plants with European aesthetics.


selected projects

garden designer insights

Q. Do you prefer creating 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 an exciting new
project is commissioned. There are certain design principles that work better in each
type of space, though crossing over certain elements is always beneficial.

Q. Which are your favourite materials?

As a garden designer, I prefer working with natural materials, particularly stone.
Being able to create contemporary designs from an ancient material is quite rewarding.
Combinations such as slate with sandstone, limestone and granite, variations in finishes,
sizes and thicknesses form a never-ending exploration in articulating a garden design.

Q. Which plants do you select most often?

Trees are my most inspirational objects in any landscape. Like natural stone,
they are ancient, individual and vital. I adore species with coloured and flaking bark.
When working on a small garden design I often use the Paper Bark Maple, Birch,
Tibetan Cherry, Arbutus, Cordyline, Eucalyptus, Olive, Pine and Japanese Maple.

Q. Do you design your own planters?

Indeed. The planters are primarily utilised in roof terraces though I incorporate them
as accents in gardens and courtyards as well where planting space is limited. Every garden
design project is unique, so I create something different every time. Over the years, I
have developed my approach in creating distinct, personalised, bespoke pieces.

roof terrace design

what the clients say

stockwell garden

Google review | Blake Klein

"After undertaking a home renovation, our garden was distinctly suffering
and needed an upgrade. 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."

thames barrier roof terrace

Google review | Tom Draper

"Amir is incredibly driven and knowledgeable, enthusiastic 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."

islington garden

Google review | Olivia Bernard

"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 centre
of his creations are the plants themselves. Your garden will be like a
live theatre where you wish to be day and night."

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