Philosophy, Beliefs, Approach

I’m Lisa Norton and am delighted to introduce you to Harrogate Garden Design, an award-winning garden designer based in Harrogate.

Our mission is to help you to realise the potential of your outdoor space, however big or small that may be. In order that you too can have a beautiful garden in which to enjoy all the benefits of being outside.

We are passionate about the calming and healing effects nature has on our minds and bodies. Hence, biophilic design is a common thread that runs through all our designs. We are the only qualified biophilic designers in Yorkshire, creating restorative gardens. spaces and planting schemes that look beautiful along with providing calming, therapeutic outdoor spaces. Having access to nature indoors or outdoors is proven to lower stress levels and blood pressure along with increasing productivity and creativity.

Lisa holds a Diploma in Garden Design, Level 4 certificate in Biophilic Design, RHS level 2 and is currently working towards a creativity qualification with University of Cambridge.

If you want your garden to invite you in, and make you want to stay then you’ve come to the right place!

In our environmentally conscious times, there is a greater demand than ever for functional, well designed outdoor spaces. When you consider some of the advantages a useable, attractive garden can offer, this is hardly surprising. It has been proven that being in nature or even viewing scenes of nature can reduce anger, fear and stress and increase pleasant feelings. Physical wellbeing is also positively affected, with some of the benefits possible being a reduced heart rate and blood pressure and a lower production of stress hormones.

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