The Plews Team

The Plews Garden Design Team consists of the partners, employees and subcontractors, all with different skills and experience to resolve your gardening issues.

We have recently changed the focus of the business, to better serve our clients’ needs, so you’ll find that the design and landscaping now come under different – still friendly – companies.


Marie Shallcross, garden designer, Plews, at Chelsea flower showMarie Shallcross

Owner and Senior Partner

Marie’s Amazon Author page

Marie’s LinkedIn page

At Plews, Marie is in charge of all things plant related, from designing with them to advising on their health.  Marie is Plews’ qualified gardening teacher and loves giving gardening courses and lessons in her students’ own gardens; far more fun than teaching at a college – there’s more chance of cake, it seems.

Writing, including the award winning Plews blog , Plews eBooks and articles for outside publications is also part of her work. Including at

See also Plews in the Media

Outside Plews, Marie enjoys walking, visiting galleries and gardens, photography, baking, and running (Sharpe her collie dog thinks this is far more interesting than garden visiting).


Lucy (Rory) Waterfieldrory waterfield, lucy waterfield. illustrator, artist

Design and Admin Assistant 

At Plews, Rory / Lucy is the design assistant for garden designs, planting schemes and projects, as well as the illustrator for the gardening eBooks. She also handles some of the general administrative work. Rory is her preferred name when creating art work.

Outside Plews, Rory is fond of graphic novel art resulting in a bedroom full of comics, and walls covered in Marvel, Sherlock and Dr Who drawings!


nathan waterfield, landscaper, garden designer, plews garden design, plews team, tree surgeonNathan Waterfield

Owner, Plews Garden Landscaping and Partner at Plews Garden Design

For all things landscaping, Nathan is your man! Please see Plews Garden Landscaping for details




Plews Garden Design Employee of the Year

border collie, dog, employee of the year, plews garden designSharpe

At Plews, Sharpe was Plews Employee of the Year 2012 and 2016.

He’s so good at this job.

Outside Plews, Sharpe loves his walks, chasing balls and eating those tasty dog muesli biscuits.


Since the re-organisation in September 2015 into two separate businesses, Plews Garden Design and Plews Garden Landscaping, the landscapers have moved to the new business.

We work both with them and with other landscapers, interior designers and architects.


We also have helpful outsourced businesses and suppliers who enable us to efficiently provide you, our clients, with an excellent service for your gardening needs. They include: –

Crocus Bookkeeping

Simple Spider IT and Web Services

Blanc Sanglier— for CRM and occasional project management support

Venture Comms

London Stone

Provender Nurseries

Plews Garden Design is an award winning family run business offering Garden Design, Gardening Lessons, Gardening Courses, Garden Consultancy and Advice to clients in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and the Home Counties and across the UK.



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