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James Brash, MD and Founder of Isola Garden Design launched the business in 2006 after soaking up specialist landscape garden knowledge – both hands-on and academically at Moreton Morrell Horticultural College.

A keen entrepreneur, James was itching to create his own luxury garden design brand that would provide private residences across Warwickshire, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Solihull, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, with beautiful gardens and high-end service.


Seeing a huge gap in the market, James wanted to provide those with high ambitions, a new way of ‘outdoor living’. He didn’t just want to give people a better version of their existing garden; he wanted them to see their outdoor space as an extension of their home; a personal space that met their lifestyle needs.

One of James’ biggest frustrations was the lack of quality service available to people. He not only wanted to provide ‘wow’ designs and inspiring landscapes, but he also wanted to deliver a considered approach to the full client service ensuring his clients are given as much care and attention as their gardens.

Who we are

After celebrating Isola’s 10th birthday, James’ wife, Kate, joined the business to bring her extensive knowledge of client care and business management to provide clients with a considered, personal approach from the very start of their journey to beyond delivery.

James and Kate have a huge passion for what they do and believe attention to detail is key to the success of any project. Isola Garden Design is a family run business that cultivates a team environment where everyone takes enormous pride in their work and strives for perfection. They always strive to exceed a client’s brief.

They have forged a hugely respected team of ambitious landscape designers, experienced garden construction experts and dedicated project managers that deliver inspirational garden ideas and all-around high-calibre service.

James and Kate have cherry-picked the very best talent. Each team member has spent many years honing their craft, and all share a united desire to embrace innovative new techniques and strive for excellence in everything they do. Isola Garden Design follows a strict code of conduct as a member of the respected British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and firmly believe in upholding high standards.


Isola is known and trusted for their thoughtful, innovative and intuitive designs. They have many proud accolades, including the most recent BALI National Landscape Awards 2019 – Domestic Garden Construction.

You have demonstrated exemplary standards of professional excellence which is a tremendous achievement…[we] congratulate you and your team on your fantastic accomplishment.” Wayne Grills, Chief Executive, BALI.

Other achievements include five stars in the trade stand category at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, 2018; a collaboration with BALI and Designer, Jane Bingham; a Silver Gilt medal at The Chelsea Flower Show for the build of Mike Robert’s inspiring rooftop garden design with Warwickshire College and our Gold Medal from the regional heats of the BALI Landscape Skills Competition.

Together, with their exceptional team, they have built an impressive and respected portfolio of beautiful outdoor spaces that they are incredibly proud of.