Landscape by design

Helping you design, install and maintain your perfect garden

Hello! Welcome to James Bird Landscapes, South Yorkshire’s leading landscapers and garden designers.  Working across Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Nottinghamshire, we bring our design-led approach, 30 years’ experience and a can-do attitude to every project we take on.  Like you, we understand that your garden or green space should be an oasis from our busy lives.  We offer a full range of garden design, build, after-care and maintenance services, or can work alongside your own landscape architect or design team to bring your vision to life.  Whether your garden or driveway needs an overhaul or a complete redesign, talk to us about how we can transform your outdoor space into something special.

Want some inspiration?

Have a look at some of our favourite projects.
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Terraced Garden

Derbyshire holiday cottage

RHS Chatsworth – Wedgwood Garden

Feng shui garden

Walled garden with decking

Modern outdoor living space

A farmhouse garden

Terraced urban garden

From urban gardens to country estates, we offer the following landscaping services:

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Meet the team

We love what we do and much of James Bird Landscapes’ success and longevity is down to the quality of our people.  From our hard-working landscapers to friendly customer service team, you’ll always receive a responsive and high-quality service.

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Company Founder, Managing Director, James personally oversees all projects with his knowledge and experience gained over the last 30 years
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Operations Manager - with over 28 years experience in horticultural management and soft landscaping
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Landscape Manager - responsible for landscape construction and technical aspects of projects, Paul has over 22 years of expertise in these areas
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Office Manager - with over 10 years of management experience
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Landscape Foreman - with over 20 years experience in hard landscaping and paving
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Designer – with over 9 years’ experience in garden design with both an architecture and landscape architecture background.
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Maintenance Foreman - with over 5 years experience 
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Landscape Architect BSc (Hons) MLA - has a wealth of knowledge in landscape design and visualisation.
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Rachael trained at the prestigious London College of Garden Design at Kew Gardens under Andrew Wilson. This, combined with her past experience in the visual arts, results in an approach to garden design that is both creative and functional.
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Maintenance Foreman - with over 10 years experience in horticulture


Our team has been proud to win several national landscaping awards over the years. While it means a lot to receive national recognition for the quality of our landscaping work, customer satisfaction is what matters most to us.

Select an image to find out more about the awards we’ve won.


We’ve spent over 30 years building up our landscape gardening, landscape design and garden design expertise. Don’t just take our word for it: why not read what our customers have to say about us?

“The organisation and site work were faultless…The site was left safe and tidy every night without fail…The end product is beautiful, it’s a shame we have to park a car on it! Please pass on our sincere thanks and regards to the lads, they are a credit to themselves and your company.”

M Harrison, Ecclesfield, Sheffield

“James is really enthusiastic and made me feel very excited about my garden project – but he doesn’t just sell the dream – his team delivers too. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and professional and nothing is too much trouble. They do drink a lot of tea though! Hot days were my favourite times, they all took off their tee shirts and made the whole project even more exciting!”

T Carr, Nether Edge, Sheffield

“The whole process was just so professional from start to finish. I thought that they’d be good but their level of service was just something else.”

D Lowthorpe, Derbyshire

“Paul and the chaps were fantastic. They were a real credit to the firm and always polite, discrete and very hardworking. We hardly noticed them except for the skip!”

J Turner, Ranmoor, Sheffield

“James’ team provided the highest quality workmanship, standards and service, always maintaining the utmost professionalism and respect…..I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending “James Bird Landscapes” to other prospective clients recognising and appreciating excellent quality, skills and service.  Well done and thank you.”

J Hadley, Hoylandswaine, South Yorkshire

“Thank you for doing such a good job….If you would like to quote me as a reference for potential customers I would be happy to tell them how well you and your team deliver the goods.”

H Price, Hunter’s Bar, Sheffield

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The latest news from James Bird Landscapes

Landscape Construction Team Leader

We are looking to recruit an experienced Landscaping construction team leader to join our award-winning team. Our family run firm is based…

Wanted Landscape Foreman

Wanted – Experienced Landscape Forman We are looking to recruit a Landscaping foreman to join our award-winning team. Our family run firm…

Wanted – Maintenance Gardener

We are expanding our team of landscape specialists! We are looking for a Garden Maintenance Team Leader. If you have got experience…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Congratulations to all the medal winners at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Great to see Mark Gregory flying the flag for…


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