Luciano Giubbilei – Garden Design

Luciano Giubbilei
Luciano Giubbilei

Here is one of the most recognised garden designers in London and internationally. He was born in Siena and studied at Inchbald School of Design. Later in 1997, he started his practice and has in his portfolio lots of gardens in the most selected areas of the city.

Most times you can tell Giubbilei is behind a particular design, and that is a sign of how distintive and renown his work is. Simple and clean, his gardens have a lot of Buxus and a very contemporary look.

The following pictures show only a small sample of the “Luciano Giubbilei style” (taken from his website):

Harcourt Terraze
Harcourt Terraze

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Holland Park
Pelham Crescent
Pelham Crescent
The Boltons
The Boltons

I saw the following one at Chelsea Flower Show. I particularly like the effect of the gravel and the tree stems, so clean and neat that it feels like a painting.

Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Chelsea Flower Show 2011, Laurent Perrier Garden

Both gardens shown at Chelsea Flower Show won gold medals and it is easy to see why.

Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Chelsea Flower Show 2009, Laurent Perrier Garden
Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Chelsea Flower Show 2009, Laurent Perrier Garden

He also published a book that you can buy on Amazon. Here you will find 12 documented gardens, from the preparation to the finishing touches.

The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei, £25.60 Amazon.co.uk
The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei, £25.60 Amazon.co.uk

As a garden designer myself I admire his work; his gardens are statements of his design. He doesn’t use flowers very often, which is odd for a garden, but at the same time they are not required to create beautiful and useful outdoor spaces.

When I moved to London he was the first one to get my CV, shame he never called or wrote back to me.

Some interesting links:

To buy Giubbilei’s book go to Amazon.

The Royal Horticultural Society celebrates this year the Chelsea Flower Show centenary.

Visit: Luciano Giubbilei

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