About Us

The Design CIC is an award-winning professional exterior design and build practice. We undertake projects of any scale.


We provide a comprehensive design and build service that includes an initial in depth consultation, a detailed land survey, a full range of digital plans, elevations and perspectives, together with specified planting plans and schedules.


Garden design and build is both a passion and a vocation at The Design CIC. We pride ourselves on giving service: the mission statement emphasizes clients emotional fulfillment in the creation of outdoor environments.


Excellence is assured with our team of enthusiastic qualified designers craftsmen and horticulturalists. We invite all our clients to share their vision with us, together we have the joy of seeing ‘dream gardens made real’!



As a Community Interest company we are committed to use all profits to create transformative environments for worthy causes. Working with us, you are also making your contribution to charitable projects – for further details click hereThe Design Charity. 


Find out more about the steps involved in taking your garden through the design process to completion, 




William Butterworth is the Senior Designer and Managing Director of the Company.
He is a qualified Landscape Architect, with over twenty years experience in the design and construction of high quality gardens and landscapes.
During his career, he has achieved award winning status with the design and build of five Gold and Silver gilt medal winning RHS show gardens at Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Hall Flower Show. 


Kris has been a senior plant designer with The Design CIC for over ten years.
She joined the CIC with responsibility for the submission and implementation of various conceptual plant schemes for RHS show gardens.
Her careful research and execution of such plant schemes to reinforce the design narrative has been rewarded with Gold medal awards.
Her flair is to creatively design with plants, to play with dramatic textures, contrasts of colour and conceptual themes to enhance the overall design scheme.
As a designer she is most receptive to the clients vision, to their needs and wishes to make their dream garden real!


A graduate, he is trained carpenter, metal worker and craftsmen whose standards of expertise has been instrumental in leading our construction teams to achieve RHS Gold on several occasions.
With his patience, his perfectionist eye for detail and attentiveness to customers, he instills trust and confidence in all our clients as project manager:
“He has such an eye for accuracy and was so adept in the practicalities of design, he surpassed even our standards of excellence!”