Harris Bugg Studio is launched

May 2017

Charlotte Harris Studio and Hugo Bugg Landscapes have now merged to form Harris Bugg Studio.  The union presents an unusual and compelling opportunity for clients and partners to benefit from the talents of two of the UK’s top designers in one package. Hugo was one of the youngest ever RHS Chelsea gold medal winner in 2014 and a previous RHS Young Designer of the Year. Charlotte, who trained under Tom Stuart-Smith, is debuting at RHS Chelsea with a show garden on Main Avenue this year for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), having previously worked on a number of Main Avenue gardens, including the planting for Hugo’s award-winning RBC entry last year.

The pair have already collaborated on several projects, including the design for the new 445 acre Royal Botanical Gardens currently under construction in Jordan. They are also already working together on a number of new projects including a Scottish Highland estate, six residential gardens, and retreat and wildlife gardens for a new hospice site.  Harris and Bugg’s design intent is to create beautiful, hard-working, contemporary and intelligent landscapes that tell the story of their location and that create the perfect setting for the built environments to which they relate, using materials and planting in creative and innovative ways. A key motivator for both designers is to inspire young people in particular to value, benefit from and protect the outdoor world.

Tom Harfleet, Head of RHS Show Development, and RHS Chelsea Show Manager, commented: “I’m excited about the prospect of two of the most exciting designers to emerge in recent years deciding to join forces, combining their experience, creativity and passion for pushing the boundaries. There’s no doubt in my mind that this will be a powerhouse partnership.”