About Us

Garden Design With Compassion For Nature

Buckinghamshire - Bedfordshire - Northamptonshire

Driven by a passion for nature, wildlife and sustainability and backed by a long standing love of gardens and gardening.


We are independent of nurseries, contractors and suppliers, ensuring your best interests at all times.


Richard has gained a Diploma in Garden Design from prestigious KLC School of Design.

About Green Genus Garden Design

Green Genus Garden Design exists to help you create the beautiful outdoor space that you have always wanted. A garden that gives you the functionality that you need whilst at the same time showing empathy to the environment in which we live. A place to unwind, relax and be mindful. An oasis of calm in the frenzy of the modern world.

At Green Genus Garden Design, we aim to build a relationship with our clients based on trust and mutual respect. We are independent of any other part of the supply chain, i.e., contractors, nurseries, materials suppliers, and believe that this is the most ethical way to represent the client’s best interests.

If you would like to arrange an initial site visit for your garden design project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Richard by phone: 07903 322 000 or email: richard@greengenus.com

We Design Beautiful, Natural Gardens

About Richard - Green Genus Garden Design

Green Genus Garden Design is owned and run by Richard Schmidt. After a long and successful career in local government finance, holding a range of senior positions at local and national level, Richard decided a fresh challenge was needed. A long-standing interest in gardening, a passion for wildlife and environmental sustainability, as well as a proven track record in problem solving led quickly to garden design as the career of choice.

To ensure the best possible quality for clients, Richard has gained a Diploma in Garden Design from prestigious KLC School of Design. Richard has worked with the RHS in setting up the Chelsea Flower Show and was part of the planting team for the Best in Show garden at RHS Hampton Court 2019. He has also worked in the gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

Richard is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the National Trust, Woodland Trust and a member and regular volunteer for the local Wildlife Trust, as well as a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden Designers.

Areas We Serve

Green Genus Garden Design are based in Milton Keynes, serving mainly Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire including Buckingham, Aylesbury, Amersham, Newport Pagnell, Brackley, Bedford, Kempston, Sandy, Biggleswade, Ampthill, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Towcester, Kettering, Rushden, Olney, St. Neots, Bicester, Tring and more. 

We are happy to travel further, get in touch to see if we cover your area.