An award-winning landscape designer who sidesteps trends for the wilder influences of the outdoors. Naturalistic planting meets strong architectural form.
With a childhood spent among the idyllic Lithuanian countryside and the Baltic coast, Ula Maria’s understanding of the outdoors comes naturally. It’s a talent that won her a gold medal at the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition for her garden ‘Studio Unwired’. In her projects, existing spaces are sensitively reimagined with meaningful designs that are emotive. Drawing on memories, senses and connections, she crafts outdoor retreats that are defined by their rich character, texture and contemporary aesthetics.
Flick through her Stoke Newington project and you’ll see a harmony between hard and soft landscapes. Mosaic tiles and vintage furnishings characterise her Modern Antiquarian’s Orchard. From small urban courtyards to rolling countryside gardens, Ula’s projects are as varied as her clients, who she works with closely to create proposals that include a garden plan and 3D sketches, along with the plant and material mood boards. Clients can leave it to Ula to monitor and manage the construction phase too.
Existing spaces are sensitively reimagined with meaningful designs that are emotive.