Garden Design Office


The Landscape Service is a contemporary design practice based in the New Forest.

We are a small team who offer a personal and creative design experience. We communicate closely and passionately listen to all of our clients from the outset to ensure their vision, needs and requirements for the space are creatively achieved and delivered affordably.

The practice consists of 3 landscape designers and a site team who together design and deliver a variety of private, public and commercial landscapes and gardens of varying scales.

Our design approach focuses on transforming the design brief into reality through the exploration of functional design combined with nature to create well-balanced spaces.

Luke Mills PGDip – Director

Luke has over 15 years of experience in design, construction, planting and landscape planning. Originally training as a landscaper, Luke then graduated from The Oxford College of Garden Design in Residential Landscape Architecture before establishing The Landscape Service in 2017.

Luke enjoys working directly with clients and ensuring their vision is delivered with a personal creative experience and a high attention to detail, with expertise in driving a project forward from the design stage to build with a calm project management approach.

Luke is a previous winner of Pro Landscapers 30 under 30: The Next Generation

Luke Mills - The Landscape Service

James Smith BSC – Landscape Designer

James is a talented, young designer who is passionate about plants and creating green spaces for everyone to enjoy.  Having achieved a silver medal in 2021 for the young designer category at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and is also a winner of Pro Landscaper 30 under 30: The Next Generation.

James graduated from Writtle University College in 2017, and brings a wealth of experience to the team and will be focusing on working on large scale commercial designs and private residential gardens as well as helping to grow the business.

James - The Landscape Service

Jordan Ling – Landscape Designer

Originally from an Art and Design background, Jordan went on to study Horticulture at Kingston Maurward College and later completed a degree in Landscape Architecture at Kingston University London.

Since then Jordan has been working on a range of Commercial and Residential projects around Dorset and Hampshire over the past 7 years. Jordan likes strategic design and problem solving within gardens to maximise usable space and to enhance the surrounding visual amenity. He believes historical context is an important part of design, be it through materials, planting or visual connection.
Jordan Ling - The Landscape Service