About Our Team


Since graduating with a BA (Hons) in Garden Design, Hugo has won a series of Gold medals across the RHS Flower Shows including Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace Show (2011) and Tatton Park (2010, where he also won Best in Show).

At Chelsea, his large show garden of 2014, ‘The RBC Waterscape Garden, was the youngest ever Gold medal winner at the show. 2016 saw Hugo return to Chelsea with the highly acclaimed Royal Bank of Canada garden that was inspired by the beautiful Aleppo Pine forests of the north of Jordan. This was the first time that a large show garden featured only native plants from the Levant area for which 80% had to be propagated from seed.

As well as running the practice with hands-on involvement in all projects, Hugo gives guest lectures and seminars and writes for various relevant publications.



Charlotte has a degree in History from the University of Birmingham and it is this background that drives her enjoyment of and approach to design, using historical, geological, and geographical narratives to create conceptual layers. Following a previous career in marketing, Charlotte studied at Merrist Wood and subsequently trained under Tom Stuart Smith before opening her own landscape design studio in 2013. Following much experience working behind the scenes on a number of other Chelsea gardens, including Hugo Bugg’s garden in 2016, her debut Main Avenue Chelsea garden in 2017, the Royal Bank of Canada Garden, was awarded a gold medal, with Stephen Lacey of the Telegraph describing it as “…a beautifully executed composition of copper, glacial granite, and airy layered planting…”

As well as running the practice with hands-on involvement in all projects, Charlotte gives guest lectures and seminars and writes for various relevant publications.



Ed has 15 years of chartered experience as a Landscape Architect both in practice and also running his own projects. Having qualified from The University of Sheffield in 1998 he worked for several years in the South West on large scale private estate projects, with a strong interest in ecological design and habitat creation, before moving to London and working in private practices. Projects have been diverse from small scale rooftops, to multi-million pound public realm schemes, and have included all aspects from concept, planning, construction as well as long term master planning. Projects have included the Fleet Street Courts and Lanes, the redesign of Leicester Square and lead designer in the restoration of a 1000 acre estate in Wiltshire. Ed joined Harris Bugg in January 2018.



Will has worked on a wide and exciting range of projects from a football stadium development to private gardens. After graduating from Sheffield University Will joined The Terra Firma Consultancy as an Assistant Landscape Architect where he worked on projects including large residential developments, schools, business parks and public realm sites. Having completed the Landscape Institute’s Pathway to Chartership in December 2016, Will gained CMLI status recognising his understanding of professional landscape practice. In spring 2017 Will joined Harris Bugg Studio and has since been working on a number of private garden schemes and public spaces in the UK and abroad.



Charles studied history at the University of York before undertaking a career in the law, qualifying as a solicitor in 2012 and latterly working for City law firm Allen & Overy at their associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prior to law, Charles undertook cycling expeditions around the world, including crossing North America, Central Asia, and China by bicycle. Charles graduated from the University of Sheffield with an MA in Landscape Architecture in January 2018 and joined Harris Bugg Studio in February 2018.



Michele’s first career was in stage management, working on theatre and opera productions in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and the US, and touring internationally. She was part of the National Theatre team for 6 years, before moving into project management, at the National Theatre, and from there to the Professional Lighting and Sound Association and two consultancy practices in Copenhagen and London. Apart from an initial BA in Social Studies, Michele holds a Diploma in Business, a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, ISTQB and PRINCE2. She joined the team at Harris Bugg in April 2018.



Harris Bugg Studio often works in partnership with specialist consultants on projects, ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality service, bespoke to their project. These specialists can include those specialising in cost analysis, edibles and kitchen gardens, soil science and consulting engineers. As well as these specific specialists, we also look to work with local specialists as an inherent part of our design development, including local nurseries, artists, quarries, and craftspeople.