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George Carter is a designer specialising in formal gardens inspired by the simple geometry of 17th century gardens. His style works well with both modern and old buildings.

As a garden historian, he has extensive experience of the restoration and reconstruction of historic gardens from a wide range of dates. The structure planting and architecture of the formal garden are his special interest. Many projects involve the creation of a master plan sometimes devised to develop over a long period. This deals with all aspects of the site from drives and traffic, to the way the house relates to the garden, and to the incorporation of existing features and the larger view outwards. In addition to country gardens he has designed many small gardens in London and elsewhere.

He has written several books on garden design and his work has appeared in numerous books and magazines (see Bibliography below). He has exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show from 1985 and received several RHS gold medals.