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UPDATE September 2022: I have had Long Covid since March 2020 and am not able to work at present.

Please check in again in a few months!

Hi, I'm Cheri LaMay, BA Hons Landscape Architecture, HND Horticulture, PGCE

I have been designing and making gardens as Earthworks Garden Design since 2003 and I offer bespoke, client focussed garden design throughout Yorkshire from my base in Leeds. The above film will give you a good insight into how I can help you create a garden you truly love.

By visiting  My Work you will see example garden designs and photos of finished gardens. The Services page gives an illustrated explanation of my flexible garden design services. And, when you are ready to get in touch Contact me.


As part of my professional qualifications I worked as a gardener at the Royal Horticultural Society's Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate. After achieving my qualifications, and after twelve years of designing gardens professionally, I was invited by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to deliver garden design courses.

For five years, until 2020, I wrote and delivered two highly popular courses on behalf of the RHS: An Introduction to Garden Design; and Forging Ahead with Garden Design. I am an accredited Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers, which is the only UK organisation solely dedicated to maintaining professional standards for garden designers, and representing the very best of the industry. I have been an assessor and a mentor on the RHS Green Plan-It Challenge; and have lectured in garden design for over a decade at various levels, up to Foundation Degree. I love teaching garden design, but working with clients to design and make their gardens is my true passion!

My aim is to design a garden that you truly love; we will work together to achieve a shared vision.



Earthworks Garden Design has a reputation for offering excellent value because my highly detailed drawings and specifications ensure fair pricing of garden construction. I work with carefully selected landscape contractors who will quote to build your garden, and my transparent tendering process means prices are compared like apples for apples.


I am happy to act as your consultant during the construction of your garden and you will enjoy seeing your garden come together. Your garden will be planted using beautiful plants which are chosen especially for the conditions of your garden to make your own unique aesthetic; and the details of your garden finished off for you to enjoy for many happy years to come.

I am available for garden design consultancy meetings at an hourly rate, and regularly visit clients throughout Yorkshire. Contact me by email or by telephone - 07958 199403 - for an informal chat; or look further around my website to see examples of My work. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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