Randle began his professional life working for his father, interior designer John Siddeley. He quickly realised that designing a garden was very different to renovating a home. ‘With interior design, you can see fairly instantly whether a particular paint colour or piece of furniture works,’ says Randle. ‘But with gardens you have to wait months, years, to see the fruits of one’s aspirations. Rooms stay static but gardens are everchanging with Mother Nature very much in control.’
Just over 40 years ago, Randle Siddeley formed his landscape construction company, which quickly grew into a full-service landscape architecture practice with a contracting division offering a full turn-key service, from initial sketches to ongoing maintenance. Today he works globally with a team of 80 with offices in London, Hong Kong and New York, transforming everything from tiny backyards to vast fields into magical green oases. His designs are classic and timeless but contemporary, often excitingly innovative and always respectful of the heritage of their surroundings.
His designs are classic and timeless but contemporary, often excitingly innovative and always respectful of the heritage of their surroundings
A future plan of Randle Siddeley is to embrace 3D design so that clients may see realistic CGI models of their future gardens and envision Randle’s signature transformation.
Randle considers his designs to be constantly evolving as he adapts to his clients’ changing needs. ‘As someone passionate about the beauty of nature, it is a privilege to help our clients design their perfect garden spaces,’ he says. ‘A garden is both an intensely personal project and very public. Creating a space that is both beautiful and usable is the most satisfying challenge we face.’
Randle Siddeley Limited Trafalgar House, Juniper Drive, London, SW18 1GY +44 (0)20 7627 7000
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