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Chris Parsons is a registered designer with the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the only two professional associations representing garden designers. She has also served on the governing bodies of both organisations.

Chris has mentored and trained other designers, run training courses, and talks regularly to local horticultural groups. Her work has featured many times in national media.

A passionate gardener in her spare time for the last 40 years, Chris still maintains her own large garden, in Fulwood, above the snow line on the highest residential suburban road in Sheffield, and knows a lot about gardening in harsh weather conditions!

British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI)Society of Garden Designers (SGD)

Chris Parsons MSGD MBALI set up Hallam Garden Design in 1997 when garden design was a relatively new concept in the North of England.  

The aim of the company has always been to bring quality garden design and construction to the Midlands and the North of England. We work to the highest professional standards. Integrity is our watchword in both our business relationships and in our design work. We offer a personal and dedicated service, working mainly with domestic gardens. Chris is the lead designer on every garden. Projects are monitored from concept to completion when required by the client.

A benefit of being continuously in business since 1997 is that Chris has very strong relationships with local associates; land surveyors, landscape contractors, nurseries, electrical contractors, designers who work with metal and wood, water garden specialists, etc. This means that a wealth of trusted specialist expertise can be brought to you.

Nigel Parsons, Chris' husband, supports the business, being an expert in IT, CAD and 3D drawings. A good designer as well, he is a helpful sounding board at the concept stage.

Helen is our associate designer with an office based near Ripon/Harrogate. Helen's plant knowledge and expertise in wild flowers, (as well as construction knowledge and project monitoring skills) take some beating. We have been working together for over twelve years.

Helen -  associate designerNigel ParsonsChris Parsons MSGD MBALI