Darren Hawkes Landscapes is a design studio working on domestic gardens, public realm spaces and commercial landscapes throughout the UK. Dedicated to creating spaces that have sensitivity to their history, architecture and place, the studio has an agile approach to each project looking to discover the individual narrative attached to the brief, driving the team to recognise and create unique, inspiring spaces.

Darren has over 20 years experience working in the landscaping industry. He has won a number of gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and continues to be involved with the show as an RHS judge.

Darren is curator of the Green Programme for the Austell Project, working with the team to create the wildflower meadows, Garden Route and Town Greening programmes.


Six roundabouts on key entrance roads into St Austell have been identified to become sites along the Garden Route set to host beautiful new horticultural installations – featuring biodiverse perennial plants, silver birch trees, specialist ceramic art commissions and street furniture that presents the town’s clay heritage. This podcast landscape designer Darren Hawkes talking about what inspires him as he develops his creative approach.

View the film to discover more about Darren’s inspiration and interpretation of the project.

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