Welcome to Richard Easton Gardens. Richard has been designing, building and planting gardens and landscapes, mainly across Yorkshire and Lancashire, for over 25 years.

Does your garden need a revamp? Have you just moved house and find no time to develop the garden? Are you stumped as to just what to do with your plot? Is your small garden stifling your use of the outdoors? Richard has a wealth of experience designing all kinds of gardens, from the formal and historical, to the wilder, naturalistic combination of grasses and herbaceous perennials. Let us help you get the best garden design you possibly can, so that you can relax and enjoy your home and garden.

Your perfect garden is just one call away. We can maximise your enjoyment of the outdoor space, or simply relieve you of those tedious maintenance chores through clever design. If you have always wanted that perfect combination of colours and textures, a space in which to relax not battle with the lawn every weekend, then contact me today. I can take you through the design and build process, or perhaps discuss ways that I can work with you in an advisory, or mentoring role. The choice is yours.

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Astrantia from Mayroyd Mill House

A selection of Astrantia, from our days as National Collection Holders

Astrantia ‘Shaggy’
Astrantia ‘Washfield’
Astrantia ‘Dark Desire’
Astrantia ‘Mayroyd Memories’

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Richard Easton has been designing gardens in the North of England for 25 years.

Originally studying Fine Art at University, Richard took the sideways step into Garden Design, following a career as a University Lecturer. As well as a First Class Honours Degree and Masters in Fine Art, Richard is a qualified Garden Designer and RHS Master of Horticulture. He has taught Garden Design and Horticulture, as well as Fine Art and History and Theory of Art, Design and Photography. Richard has taught for many Universities and Colleges, including The University of Leeds, the University of Derby, Myerscough College, Calderdale College, Leeds City College, as well as at RHS Harlow Carr and at York Gate Heritage Garden.

As Head of the Northern School of Garden Design at Craven College, Skipton, Richard fronted the professional degree course in Garden Design, validated by the Open University and approved by the Society of Garden Designers. Richard has won multiple Gold Awards for show gardens, as well as Public’s Choice and Best In Show, with Degree Students.

Whilst at Mayroyd Mill House Richard developed a highly regarded garden, home to the National Collection of Astrantia, opening regularly for the National Gardens Scheme. Now based high up in the picturesque village of Heptonstall, Richard maintains an interest in the arts and culture and brings a wealth of creativity and experience to his designs.

Richard’s gardens have appeared in many magazines including Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, The Garden and Gardeners World.

Richard and the Terriers

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Gold – the first Northern School of Garden Design garden – Hidden and Revealed

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Taylor Farm, Smithwell Lane, Slack, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7EZ