About us.... so what does a garden designer do?

Growing Concern - who we are

  • Growing Concern is a personal garden design service run by Deborah Arrowsmith who has been designing, building, planting and maintaining gardens for private clients across the country since 1995.

  • Trained in Fine Art, Design and Horticulture, Deborah gained a wide range of design, sales and management experience before setting up Growing Concern.
  • From water gardens, wildlife and woodland havens to courtyards, roof gardens and pocket handkerchiefs, whatever the space you have to call your own Growing Concern will help you create a personal paradise.

    So what does a Garden Designer do?

  • Our role is to listen to clients, to survey the site, observe the conditions, provide a sounding board for ideas, bring a fresh mind and a new set of eyes to the problem, suggest alternatives and develop the most creative solution to achieve a beautiful garden.
  • We firmly believe gardens should be as individual as their owners and our role is to bring your character to life in the garden.
  • We help every step of the way starting from initial ideas and sketches, choosing landscaping materials, suppliers and reputable contractors.
  • We design planting schemes and find quality plants and trees, provide a professional planting service and knowledgeable advice on how to keep the garden looking good for years to come.
  The studio, snuggery and workshop
Gardeners' Cottage - The Street - Topcroft - Norfolk NR35 2BL
Tel: 01508 482659 - Mob: 07899 754767 - e-mail: