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Urban Paradise is an award winning London based company that designs, plants and maintains beautiful garden spaces. By listening to the wants, needs and ideas of the client, Urban Paradise will create an environment that is tailored to make the best use of garden space for your present and future needs.

Drawing on knowledge, experience and an enthusiastic passion for gardening, plants and design, we will style and transform any garden space for you. 

Urban Paradise - Mark Soanes - Garden Designer


After a twenty year career in television working for a number of blue chip companies, Mark Soanes now brings his expert eye to garden design through Urban Paradise Company, based in North London.

Mark holds a postgraduate National Diploma (with distinction) in Garden Design from the British Academy of Garden Design. He is also a member of the Gardeners’ Guild and a pre-registered member of The Society of Garden Designers. With a passion for the natural world, Mark graduated from his earlier studies with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Human Physiology & Zoology from Royal Holloway University. 

Mark believes that a garden should be a truly personal space. He doesn’t just rely on formulaic or preconceived designs. Through an in depth consultation process, Mark seeks to present ideas and a uniquely bespoke solution. Each garden, whether incorporating contemporary or classic signatures, should be a space to relax, to entertain and importantly to be proud of. Urban Paradise embraces large and small commissions, city and country gardens, private residential and commercial projects.

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