CITYSCAPERS was founded in 2006 by Nigel Gomme, a designer with over 25 years horticultural experience and a reputation for ambitious and unconventional landscape designs.

"The concept of CITYSCAPERS is to create gardens that positively affect mood.
We jokingly refer to them as mind altering or life enhancing gardens but only half-jokingly. There’s a rapture in calm moments of contemplation of a leaf or sunlight slanting through a tree canopy. We try to build those experiences into our gardens.”

In 2013, CITYSCAPERS were commissioned by Coca Cola to design a roof garden for their new European HQ.
Our proposal - to make the garden both beautiful and edible - was controversial but won plaudits including a BALI National Landscape Award - Principal Winner for Green Roof Installations & Roof Gardens 2014.

The majority of our work remains private residential projects.
We are fortunate to have won the support of private clients, architects, developers and property companies who like our work and keep coming back to us with new projects.

Nigel Gomme

Started gardening professionally at 18.
Studied Music & Social Anthropology at SOAS, London.
Worked with NinjaTune and made music for TV and film for 8 years.
Launched CITYSCAPERS in 2006.

“ I started gardening to support myself through university. During my music career I kept many of my gardening clients on - they’d become friends by that point and gardening got me out of the studio which was a windowless room. Then I started landscaping for some talented young landscape designers and the experience made a deep impression on me. I realised I really enjoyed creating gardens. I had found my vocation. "

Gomme’s style is built upon his extensive plant knowledge although for London gardens he generally restricts his palette to 100 plants, his Top 100. Time spent in Japan has also influenced his design philosophy.

“ I initially trained as an anthropologist and specialised in Japanese culture and music. Because of my gardening background I obviously took an interest in Japanese gardens and sought them out during my time there. I was blown away. In landscape design terms they're moments of rare perfection. I wouldn’t presume to operate on that level but I try to apply principles I learnt there to my design work.

Gomme describes his style as influenced by modernist architecture, electronic music, graphic design, Japanese gardens and architecture, the Portuguese coastline (he’s half-Portuguese) and English country gardens.

“ I’m from London so I’ve absorbed a range of influences and I’m familiar with the city environment. I like urbanity. I like the energy of the city.
However, what I need from a garden is a respite from this. I want foliage, I want birds, I want a connection with living things for balance. The objective of CITYSCAPERS is to facilitate that connection. "