Sanctuary Garden Design was established in 2017 by Sophie Williams. The Nottingham based garden designer, transforms gardens from ordinary places into inspiring spaces. She believes that our gardens should help us find peace, wellbeing and escape.

Sanctuary: A sacred or safe place.

Inspired by her extensive travels and passion for plants, Sophie designs elegant gardens which reflect these characteristics. Her approach to her work is precise and detailed, revealing her previous career as a Geological Engineer.

Believing firmly in the use of the garden as an integral ‘room’ in the house, Sophie uses clever lighting and structure to allow the client to use the garden as much as possible throughout the year and at different times of the day.


Sophie works with a select number of trusted landscapers, contractors and trades people to provide clients with a high quality build service suited to their individual needs and requirements. All plants are sourced from specialist, and where possible, local nurseries. High quality materials are used, which are sustainable where possible.

Sophie graduated in 2017 with a first class foundation degree in Horticulture and Garden Design from Nottingham Trent University. She was awarded the ‘Newark & Notts. Agricultural Society Award’ for Top FdSc Student, and the ‘Boots Company Cup’ for Top Student on the FdSc Horticulture course. Sophie has subsequently gone on to design and build a range of beautiful gardens ranging in size and style.

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