about us

Viridarium garden design was set up in Scotland in 2000, and is led by Douglas Coltart. Based upon his extensive experience in garden design, Viridarium will undertake design commissions ranging from domestic garden design to the formulation of parkland regeneration plans. Specialisms include the design of larger gardens and small-scale public open spaces.

Douglas has been guest designer on several television programmes and within many publications.  His first book entitled Design and Renovation of Larger Gardens was published in 2007 to critical acclaim. View Books >>

Douglas has received several awards for garden design; these include two Royal Horticultural Society gold medals at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.

Viridarium is happy to work with architects and interior designers to provide a seamless living environment for you.  All projects, whether within Scotland, across UK or abroad will be considered.


Member of the Society of Garden Designers
Viridarium is a registered practice of the Landscape Institute (UK)


Viridarium: the word springs from Roman antiquity and refers to a pleasure garden or a small plantation of trees. John Evelyn mentioned it in his diary of 10 Nov. 1644, W.Gell in ‘Pompeiana I’, viii 168, in 1832,Harold Lytton in 1848 and Farrar in ‘Dawn and Darkness’, 1891

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