Ann-Marie Powell set up her successful garden design business in 1999 after gaining a distinction in NCH Garden Design and Hard Landscaping from Capel Manor College. Her passion for all things gardening has seen her win three top medals at RHS garden shows, write several popular garden design books, and appear on national television.
She combines her expertise with her charitable nature by becoming a patron of Greenfingers, which creates outdoor spaces for children in hospice to enjoy.
Her status in the gardening world, as well as her personable and relaxed nature, has seen her become a regular on the speaking circuit, giving talks to conferences big and small, and providing online blog and social media posts.
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Ann-Marie Powell started AMPG in 1999 with the aim of creating something different for her clients. She is focussed on building gardens created by the client, using years of expertise and experience to succeed in making dreams a reality. AMPG work on a range of outdoor landscapes, including private residential gardens, luxury hotels, commercial projects, international gardens, show gardens and historic land.
AMPG’s success has won them a number of awards, including the Society of Garden Designers’ People’s Choice Award, as well as their awards for Best International or UK Commercial Landscape or Garden, UK Commercial or Community Landscapes and Gardens, and Best Hardscape Design, the American Horticultural Society Environmental Award showing the link between gardening and the environment, a special achievement award of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania for a garden on conservation, as well as RHS awards for promoting horticulture in regards to mental health. She has also achieved one RHS gold medal and one silver at Chelsea, and one gold at Hampton Court.
Ann-Marie was listed in Country and Town House magazine as one of their UK Top 20 Landscape Designers and by House and Gardens in their top 50 Landscape and Garden Designer list in 2020 and 2021.
Ann-Marie has published several highly respected books in garden design, including Hard Landscaping for the Garden (2001), Urban Gardens (2006), Landscaping Solutions for Small Spaces (2011), Plans for Small Gardens (2012) and My Real Garden (2021).
She has also contributed her knowledge to national magazines and newspapers such as The American Gardener, Architects’ Journal, Country & Town House, the Daily Telegraph, Elle Decoration, the English Garden, Financial Times, Garden Design Journal, Glamour, the Guardian, Homes & Gardens, Prima, Pro Landscaper, the Sun, the Times and many more.
Since 2010, Ann-Marie has written a blog which covers her gardening career, offers helpful tips and techniques, and supports young people in the industry. Alongside her blog, she frequently posts on her social media accounts, which have a combined following of over 32,000, where she talks about her own garden and those she has created, as well as offering a live show on Instagram entitled ‘My Real Garden’ which looks at gardens in the UK and abroad.
Ann-Marie’s impressive knowledge has seen her presenting and appearing on some of the most popular televised programmes; these include BBC2 programme The Great Garden Challenge (2015), the coverage of the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows, ITV’s This Morning (2016), and The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Channel 4’s Garden Doctors and Real Gardens (1999-2000), UKTV’s Garden Rivals (2002) and A Garden for All Seasons.
Ann-Marie is also a Judge for the Society of Garden Designers and Landscape Institute Awards and a judge and panel member for the RHS flower shows.
She has worked for the likes of Macmillan Cancer Research, Green and Blacks, The British Heart Foundation, the BBC and Chestnut Tree House.
– Garden Design
– Sustainability and the Environment
– TV Presenting
– Charity Work
Ann-Marie designed and built the British Heart Foundation Chelsea Garden for our 50th anniversary year in 2011. She was a joy to work with and turned the ideas for a ‘mending broken hearts garden’ into a fantastic reality.
Dr Mike Knapton, British Heart Foundation
Ann-Marie is a fantastic partner in garden design. She has creative and original ideas, but has involved us totally in the design process and made us feel at the centre of the project. Her boundless enthusiasm has made the process great fun and the results have been spectacular.
S&R Petersfield, Hampshire
Ann-Marie is great fun and a pleasure to work with. She makes you want to spend all your time in your garden as she makes it so easy.
NB, Guildford, Surrey
Ann-Marie has designed two gardens for us and both times she just ‘got’ what we wanted straight away. The designers were completely different but very appropriate for the style of house, surroundings and our lifestyle.
KS, Blendworth, Hampshire
When we were looking for a garden designer to create an exceptional garden as part of our groundbreaking new spa at Sopwell House, we knew Ann-Marie was the perfect person for the job.
Alon Bejerano, Director, AB Hotels
Ann-Marie Powell – a TV and flower show ‘veteran’ in experience not years.
Jackie Bennett, The Garden Design Journal
We certainly couldn’t have appointed a more enthusiastic advocate for our work and fundraising initiatives. Ann-Marie is everything I want in a patron, especially her winning smile that is totally irresistible.
John Ashley, Chairman, Greenfingers Charity