A design consultancy at the leading edge of landscape and garden design providing a specialist design service for contemporary landscapes. The firm's work focuses on the relationship of buildings to their surroundings, and the wider setting. An underlying philosophy of pure spaces and mathematically harmonious proportions permeates their work. Their rigorous approach features natural materials, which are used to achieve a hierarchy of details to articulate space and function. Particular emphasis is placed on design and construction details and design solutions, which reflect the geometry and philosophy of associated architecture. Another characteristic of Christopher Bradley-Hole and his team is their innovative planting style, pioneered in a series of gardens, which brings new ideas to public landscapes. It involves drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses, selected for their structure, naturalistic character and mutual compatibility and maintenance qualities, combined with native trees and hedges. Christopher Bradley-Hole's widely publicised garden designs have been influential in changing the climate for British attitudes to garden and landscape design. The innovative modern gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1997, 2000 and 2003 broke new ground. The gardens were widely acclaimed in the international press, winning three Gold Medals and Best Garden Award. Christopher teaches landscape design to students of the diploma course at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and is the author of a book on contemporary garden design, 'The Minimalist Garden' (Mitchell Beazley) which won the Garden Writers Guild Award for Book of the Year 1999/2000.