Giulio Giorgi is an Italian landscape designer, gardener and writer.

His work looks at the future in terms of ecology and planting strategies, and is characterised by the choice of exclusive materials and personalised craftsmanship. Giulio's signature encompasses subtles visual patterns, handcrafted hard materials (ceramics, terracotta, stone) and non-visual features such as olfactive compositions (scented planting schemes).

Giulio trained first in agronomy and ecology in Italy, France and Norway (Università degli Studi di Milano, Agroparistech, Norwegian University of Life Sciences) and worked for several years in organic agricultural research.

He has been practising design since 2007, and based his office in Paris after obtaining the Landscape Certificate at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles.

Giulio has been appointed as visiting professor in several French universities, architecture and design schools. He teaches environmental design and landscape projects. He writes for reviews and magazines and will publish his first book in autumn 2024: An Olfactory Botany Compedium for scent lovers.
"My understanding of ecology stems from my upbringing on my grandparents’ farm and organic agriculture training at university. My design expertise evolved in Milan, a global design hub, where I was inspired by its unique blend of practical and avant-garde approaches, pioneering materials and processes where I began to realise the development of innovative ideas. Merging this ethos with my love for plants, I became a garden designer.

The signature of my work comes from a profoundly reflected design process, both for the planting schemes and the hard landscape choices. I enjoy blending craftsmanship with botanical know-how. Every project is a pilot experience where innovation meets sustainability and aesthetics."

Sanctuary Garden - Chelsea Flower Show 2024

The World Child Cancer Nurturing Garden, built with 3D terracotta and planted with drought resilient species. Designed as a sensory heaven to bring joy, hope and escapism for children undergoing cancer treatment through experiences with nature.

A distinct feature of the design, inspired by sustainable Keyhole gardens seen in Sub-Saharan Africa, are several gracefully designed raised beds arranged in circular nests, which emulate the nurturing relationships and child-centric approach that World Child Cancer UK provides to diverse global communities.

World Child Cancer UK's mission is to improve cancer survival rates worldwide by ensuring that every child with cancer receives equal access to the best treatment and care. The Garden is sponsored by Project Giving Back, the grant-making charity that supports gardens for good causes at RHS Chelsea.

Sanctuary Garden - Making of

Find here some images unveiling the process behind the design and construction of The World Child Cancer Nurturing Garden.

City Garden Hideaway

A garden designed along a central path telling the favourite story of its owners.

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Fauna and Flora of Causses

A playful and learning experience to explore plants and landscapes of Rocamadour, designed with Les Tables des Matières and Grégoire Romanet .

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Various Gardens

Delve into the botanical atmospheres of Giulio's projects.

All photos by Audoin Desforges

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Skills Academy - Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

In 2023 Giulio was invited by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermes to take part in the Skills Academy dedicated to stone, under the pedagogical direction of Architect Lina Gothmeh, alongside craftspeople, engineers and designers.

Over the course of eleven months, the cohort investigated the historical, symbolic, aesthetic, physical, economic and social dimensions of stone, in architecture as well as in landscape. Their research culminated in a collective work, currently installed at the Center for Arts and Nature of the Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire .

All photos by Tadzio © Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2023

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Olfactory Botany

Keep posted! Out in autumn 2024! Giulio's first book about the smells of plants, their chemistry, ecology and social roles. Published in France by Nez .

Photo by Audoin Desforges