Outside Influence

Whether you want a place to entertain, space for children to play, somewhere to grow flowers and vegetables or just something beautiful to look at, a well designed garden can enhance your life in so many ways. Many people’s outer space is larger than any room in their house, so should be given careful consideration.

Outer Space Garden Design offers a complete garden design service, including garden layout plans, planting plans, specifications, and consultancy. Established in 2004 and based in Wimbledon, South West London, most clients have been in London and the South East and projects range from small urban courtyards, gardens, roof terraces to full scale rural landscaping. From the initial consultation through to completion. Outer Space Garden Design can oversee the whole construction making the process as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Donald’s years of experience working closely with clients means each garden is individual and tailor made specifically for your requirements. Remember that investment in your garden will not only give you years of pleasure, it will increase the ecological diversity of your garden and add to the value and desirability of your property.


After fifteen years working as a magazine art director, for some of the best magazine glossies in London, Donald Ingam decided to follow his lifelong passion for gardening and combine it with his strong design background and study to become a garden designer.

Since graduating with distinction from the World renowned English Gardening School, at the Chelsea Physic Gardens, projects have ranged from large country gardens and small urban courtyards. In the past ten years, Donald has enjoyed each client’s individual plot, with their own distinct characteristics, and transforming them into a welcoming and practical space.

His portfolio of work is not limited to one style but includes a wide range of schemes. His design philosophy is that your outer space should carefully integrate your house into your garden and your garden into it is surroundings. Careful selection of plants, environmental impact, and materials appropriate to the character and location of each individual site ensures this. Designs have strong lines, textural planting and something very personal to each individual's requirements. As an experienced gardener, Donald is constantly trialling new plants and combinations to enable him to give clients exciting planting schemes that will work for them.