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Anita Smith is an award winning garden designer and plants person who graduated from Merrist Wood having studied a two year HND in Garden Design and Horticulture during which she won an inter-college competiton for 'Best Interpretation of a Client Brief'.

Anita Smith   BA(HONS), PGCE, HND Garden Design, MI Hort.



Since qualifying Anita has created gardens across Surrey and Hampshire and offers a full design and build service or just a design for self build clients. She also offers planting advice and planting plans and creates container gardens for indoor or outdoor use. She also offers rendering services to other designers and architects.


Everyone at Anita Smith Designs is fully trained in design, horticulture and landscaping and will strive to create gardens of the highest quality. 

Anita has worked on a number of community projects collaborating with local sculptor Ruth Wheeler.  They work together to transform outdoor spaces for schools and local communities. They run workshops for the school children and community residents to create gardens and sculptures for rundown and underused spaces. To date they have completed 5 joint projects which include a memorial sculpture garden, a quite garden and a project to transform an area in Sheerwater Woking and of course Anita's RHS medal winning Sustainable Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


"Anita has helped us create a Gertrude Jeckyll style garden , running workshops with the children. Her expertise and historical knowledge in garden design has been invaluable."  -  Rodborough Academy



"We are delighted with the outcome" -  A Smith, Head Teacher, Rodborough Academy



"From the outset it became clear that not only was Anita an expert garden designer with a proven track record having won awards but she was also an educationalist who understands how to work with children. In short she was the ideal  mix for a school based project." - Tim Burgess, Head Teacher, The chandler Junior school.


Anita Smith is also a quaified teacher with over 20 years experience and teaches Garden, Landscape and Planting design at Merrist Wood College.


Anita also runs her own Garden  Design and Art workshops. These are tailored to suit the individual and can either be held in the comfort of your own home or in a separate local venue for small groups. 

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