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Andrew van Egmond  .  Designing Garden & Landscape

Wilder ...

During Andrew's 20 years in the profession the attraction to a more naturalistic way of Garden-& landscape architecture grew steadily and is still evolving.

Going Wilder is a theme Andrew is more and more fascinated by. 

Going wilder or rewilding can tackles several challenges we are faced with in these urgent times.

At the same time it can enrich our experience of the natural world directly around us and re-establish our relationship with nature.

Which started with a fascination for the romantic narrative of lush, local based flora in contrast with modernistic architectural gestures is changing into an ever growing awareness of inter-connectiveness of the natural world with us in it.

This awareness of inter-connectiveness result in working with nature, which is key in solving todays challenges. At the same time it is about embracing the complexity and diversity of the natural world around us in combination with the manifestation of human creation.

More about his design approach....

Diagonal Connection


One long and strong diagonal line, changing the whole perspective of this site.

Creating an intelligent and spacious display for the new pavilion by 'De Brouwer Binnenwerk' and a creating a clean canvas for the big planting gestures.

Garden in Schoorl  |  The Netherlands

Anticipating the landscape

Winner of the LILA awards 2020


Anticipating the Landscape

View Royal Victoria BC

This fascinating site can be seen as a small peninsula in the Gorge Waters / Portage inlet.
The residence is positioned on mostly rock base with big Firs aside the new extension and gnarly firs and Gary Oaks on the rocks around.

Architecture by: Splyce Design

Engineering by: Aspect Engineers

Construction by: MDRN built 

Amsterdam Oases


Minimal composition, refined details, fascinating material choices and surrounding lush green transformed this garden into a poetic green oasis bordering The Vondelpark in Amsterdam.

Uplands, Victoria BC

Part of a subdivision designed by the renowned American Landscape Architect John Olmsted and closely connected to the Uplands park, where the Gary Oak Ecosystem is dominant.. This design brings the two together.

Architecture by: Josh Harvey Design

Engineering by: Aspect Engineers

Construction by: MDRN built 

From Forest Edge

to Coastal Bluff


Saturna Island, Canada  BC

The long floating lines...


The play of vertical gestures of the trunks are the basis for the design. In this design the perspective is steered towards a group of long vertical trunks of Larches.

Polder caracteristics

A garden in a urban area. Villages grown together in an area where there used to be polders.

The polders are the basis for the design. Bringing back a bit of the original emotion of the place.

Trunk cathedral


A long line of minimalistic gestures emphasises the ornamental and impressive composition of tree trunks

Cabin in the fields

Garden and small pavilion behind the Dunes in The Netherlands


Together with Studio BLAD


Dune garden

A garden in tune with the wild characteristics of the Dutch dunes.

This garden has no visual borders and seams to expand into the rolling sand hills of this typical Dutch landscape.

Field emotion


Perennial grasses create the emotion of spontaneity in combination with a classic house, a contemporary composition of long lines, and well detailed design features.


A park garden.



In progress. Finished end summer 2018


Together with Studio Prototype


Metis garden festival

Together with Studio BLAD


Emotional landscapes

Small and big scale


Small selection of work generated for
different projects and design research in collaboration with different parties

Senior living

This garden is located in the centre of a residential complex for elderly people with dementia. The ground floor of this beautiful building, designed by LEVS architects, acts as a multifunctional layer where various care and day care functions are housed.

Meadows at the foot of the Dutch Dunes


This garden in Wassenaar has  two faces. in the back the garden seamlessly connects with the bordering meadows. The front the garden is linked to the nearby edge of the Dutch dunes.

Exposing Geology


Saturna Island, Canada  BC

A Wilder Rose Garden


Together with Studio Mars ( Donald Marskamp ).

Development: De Coullissen


With Studio BLAD


A project of Blauwhoed Developers Rotterdam


In progress. Finished end 2022

Monoliths on sandy grounds


Blaricum The Netherlands

Reactivating a Gary Oak Meadow

Located in Uplands, Oakbay, Victoria BC

as part of a Olmsted Parkland development

From Forest Edge to Coastal Bluff


Saturna Island, Canada  BC

View Royal Victoria BC

This fascinating site can be seen as a small peninsula in the Gorge Waters / Portage inlet.

Architecture by: Splyce Design

Engineering by: Aspect Engineers

Construction by: MDRN built 

Andrew works both in Canda and The Netherlands and is well known for his subtle and minimalistic design approach and is always curious about new concepts in garden and landscape architecture. He is driven to find the intersection, that perfect balance between the natural and the human, where nature not only welcomes but embraces architectural gestures.

He works to strengthen the sense of place by connecting with the underlying landscape. Andrew believes every place tells the story of the landscape it belongs to. A garden's connection with its natural surroundings is a given, which can be enhanced through a well balanced composition of lines and surfaces, together with a sensitive selection of plant communities. 

Andrews garden designs explore the contrast between the natural landscape and architecture,

striving for a balance between the spontaneous expression of nature and minimalist architectural interventions.

His intention is to allow the natural, intuitive beauty of the landscape to express itself and enhance the connection with its surroundings by framing nature in a humble and minimalistic way.

Do you want to know more about Andrew's desing philosophy, his approach and way of working or are you interested

in a desing for your property or development don’t hesitate to contact him.

ELLE decoration NL | Isue 3, 2021

Article about a the project: Anticipating the Landscape

Open Projects

Modern Home Magazine  |  Volume 4, 2021

Article about a project in Uplandfs Victoria Canada BC

Together with Josh Harvey Design

Aspect Engineers

Kris Ageland

& MDRN built

Open Projects

Part of Jury of the Lila Awards 2021  

LILA – Landezine International Landscape Award

Winner of Lila Awards  2020  

Ex Aequo Winner in Gardens category

Open Website


Dutch television  |  October 2019

Tour studio - garden in The Netherlands.

Telling about the garden's strong connection with the surrounding landscape

& letting go, trusting natural processes

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Open Projects

Home & Garden | April 2017

Connecting the landscape, An article about my own allotment garden in Wassnaar (The Netherlands) in a Dutch garden magazine Home&Garden

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Open Projects

De Tuin in vier seizoenen | September 2016

Article about a forest garden in Laren

Being like a guest in the landscape

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Open Projects

Home & Garden | September 2016

Article about the studiogarden in Amsterdam

Drieklomp Exclusive Living magazine | Spring 2015 

An article about the relevance of garden architecture

De Tuin in vier seizoenen | December 2014

Article about a big villa garden in Noord-Holland, the Neteherlands

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Open Projects

LandscapeMe "magazine in the Middle East" | January 2013

Article aboiut a garden in Delft, adjacent to the typical Netherland landscape

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Chic Gardens Concept | September-October 2012

Patio Garden in the spotlight

ELLE garden | april 2009

A report about two garden in the trending magazine ELLE

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Andrew works in Canada, in The Netherlands and elsewhere. 

His studio in Canada is located on Saturna Island, an island near Vancouver and Victoria.

He visits The Netherlands for work in progress and new projects on a regular basis 

His focus is both local and international.

For general inquiry, collaboration, information about his way of working, ect. please don’t hesitate to contact him by:





CA : +1 - 236 986 6083

NL : +31 - (0)6 121 68 505

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