About Us


Terra Firma has been transforming the gardens of London and the South East for nearly 40 years, creating beautiful, welcoming spaces that are a pleasure to be in and significantly enhance a home’s value.

Owner-Director Luke Richards came to landscape gardening after working as a tree surgeon for his family firm; five years with the Royal Engineers on the bomb disposal & search and fixed-site intelligence teams; and a further five years as a London Fire Brigade firefighter. Suffice to say, Terra Firma’s clients are quite literally in safe hands.

After meeting with a client, Luke personally puts together an expert team for the project for a seamless, bespoke experience. From landscapers and garden designers to fence-builders and lighting technicians, each person is hand-picked for their technical prowess, professionalism, and commitment to creating uplifting, safe, and long-lasting environments.

"We are motivated by a love of the outdoors and want to share the joy this brings with our clients" Luke says. "We visit all the leading horticultural and trade shows to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in landscaping, architectural design, the environment and technology, and enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience."

Terra Firma is a proudly independent business, whose specialists have served the firm since its formation in 1985, passing on expertise and ownership from one generation to the next, from master to apprentice. Owned by Luke since 2017, he and his team have in-depth knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities of a wide variety of gardens and housing stock, from urban to suburban; heritage areas to brownfield sites; Victorian terraced housing to Edwardian villas.

Whether you have a modest patio or a sprawling lawn, the right landscaping can future-proof your home and provide a beautiful backdrop for life’s most enjoyable and memorable moments.

TERRA FIRMA is quality assured:
Terra Firma has City & Guilds NPTC accreditation for the land-based sector; accreditation from the Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS); is registered with Which?; CheckaTrade; Trusted Traders; and Marshall’s; approved by Jackson’s Fencing; and is a member of the UK Association of Professional Landscapers.

How can we help?

Turn your dream garden into a reality

If you have a project, large or small, you'd like to discuss, please get in touch; it would be great to hear from you.

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