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Landscape Garden & Design Services

Dorset based landscape gardeners with over 20 years experience.

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Garden Design

Creating the right garden design is an essential step on the path to your perfect garden. We’ve got the experience and specialist knowledge required.

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Our professional team can use a full range landscaping techniques to transform your garden, defining areas and making the most of your outdoor space.

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A detailed, accurate topographical survey is the first, and possibly most important, step in any landscaping or architectural project.

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Why choose us

>What we do

We survey, design and build gardens in Dorset, with projects covering Poole, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs, Lilliput and Swanage. From complete garden landscaping and garden makeovers to adding statement garden features, advising on planting or upgrading lawns, decking, walls and patios, we do it all!

All our work is carefully planned to ensure you can make the most of your outdoor space and have a garden that you can really enjoy.

Our years of experience, professional expertise and friendly team will give you the confidence to relax in the knowledge that, with Dorset Design and Build, you’re in safe hands.

>How we do it

We talk to our customers and listen carefully to find out how you want to use your outdoor space; the different roles it will need to fulfil, how much time, energy and money you expect to invest in future maintenance and your style preferences that will influence the materials and planting we suggest.

We want you to be able to enjoy every inch of your garden and you won’t find any ‘one size fits all’ design solutions from us, every garden we work on is individually planned, one off and unique.

Planning is only the start; once we agree on a design and work starts on the transformation of your garden you can trust us to work efficiently to get the job done. We’re polite and tidy, we’ll keep you informed about what’s going on and we guarantee the highest quality workmanship on all aspects of the project.

>Our kit

The Dorset Design & Build team are a skilled bunch! We’ve got expertise across all key areas of garden design and landscaping including earth sculpting, brick laying, carpentry, drainage solutions and surveying. We’ve also got access to all the technology and equipment we’ll need to get the job done.

We use a state-of-the-art Leica Total Station System that allows us to survey your site with  laser accuracy to provide a reliable, detailed 3D site survey.

We have mini diggers that allow us to work effectively in small spaces or where access is difficult and can access whatever specialist equipment your project requires quickly and cost-effectively from our trusted network of suppliers.

>Quality Commitment

Our professional team a fully committed to providing excellent standards of work that meet or exceed industry standards and requirements. We want your gardens to look good now and for years to come, so quality workmanship, attention to detail and advice on maintenance are always key.

We work hard to ensure customer satisfaction and try to make projects that can feel like a daunting prospect into an exciting experience for clients as they see their garden designs become reality.


>Reputable Company

With over 20 years experience in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas Dorset Design & Build have a reputation for providing a friendly and professional service. We are known for designing and creating well thought out, beautiful and functional gardens that meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.

Our customer case studies and testimonials speak for themselves!

Who we are

Company History

Founded in 2001, today Dorset Design and Build has a team of ten and is proud to offer professional garden landscaping services all over the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area. Peter continues to be passionate about gardens and keeps up to date with all the latest developments in design, equipment and technology, with a focus on environmentally friendly, sustainable and ecologically sound products and solutions.

Company Philosophy

We believe a good garden design is as much about the client as the space available. All our gardens are unique because all our clients are unique. Our bespoke solutions are carefully designed to overcome problems and make the most of your landscape. We showcase views and features or add focal points to make your garden look great, and whether you want to relax, entertain, play or plant we have the experience and expertise needed to create the perfect garden for you.

Project Gallery

Dual Purpose Space

Two gardens that can become one

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Heritage Landscaping with Style

This garden was completed with all natural and locally sourced materials to honour the local heritage.

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Californian Style

A modern garden with plenty of "Wow factor" for entertaining

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A Tropical Hideaway

A little piece of paradise in Parkstone!

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Overlooking the harbour

A visually stunning outdoor space overlooking Poole Harbour with glorious views of Brownsea Island.

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Outdoor learning

Helping Winton School bring the curriculum outside

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Turning problems into opportunities

Transforming a steep slope and boggy ground into a beautiful, useable garden.

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A Coastal Garden

A low maintenance, child-friendly, seaside garden retreat.

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Building your dreams

A garden for a grand design

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A garden for morning, noon and night

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Our Team

Peter Jenkins

Head Designer

Head Designer, Chief Landscaper and Global Implementation Co-ordinator. Peter is the first man you'll meet and the man to make sure the job gets done! He's been 'doing gardens' for over 17 years now and hasn't yet found a garden he can't improve!!



Our newest garden designer also specialises in 3D visualisation. He is a Dorset native from Poole. Jordan studied Landscape Architecture at Kingston University in London. Since then he has worked as a landscape designer for various local companies.



Clark has worked in construction for over 20 years, starting as a trainee civil engineer and moving up through the ranks as a project manager in housing development. For the past 10 years he has focussed on landscaping and is currently our in house Resin Bound specialist.



Josh studied horticulture and arboriculture at university and spent 12 years working as a tree surgeon. He recently completed a fine furniture production and design course and specialises in carpentry work for us. His passion for design and woodwork as well as his horticultural experience are a great combination


Master Builder

Jeff has been working in the landscaping and building industry for over 20 years, specialising in carpentry. He started his career working for his fathers building company when he left school and has worked on a many different projects over the years, everything from modern new builds to old listed country houses.



Shannon has been involved in landscaping for most of his life, having learnt his skills in the family business. He's our big machine man having previously used 37tonne diggers on commercial sites, however he also enjoys the more detailed work of bespoke designed elements in clients gardens.

Our clients say

"We are extremely pleased with the way the Dorset Design & Build team approached and implemented our garden design project. From the initial consultation and design process through the build itself and subsequent after project service, the entire process has been well managed and superbly executed. At all times the team were courteous, hard-working and flexible (even when we made a few design tweaks mid-project) and we would have no hesitation recommending them to other potential future customers."

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Thank you and your team for all your hard work in transforming our garden into a tranquil and useable oasis. The transformation is incredible and we absolutely love it.

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Thanks for all the hard work by Peter, Tom, Suzie and Blue in creating my new back garden. Nothing was too much trouble and I really appreciate their sensitivity with the project.

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We want to say a very big thankyou for all all your hard work and the fantastic job you have done.

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