Chris began his early career in horticulture where he received a thorough and practical training before professional study in Landscape and Garden design at Writtle College. Chris began his landscaping career at Frosts landscapes in Milton Keynes later moving to Pantiles Landscapes in Surrey where he worked as head designer. At Pantiles he oversaw the construction and design of many gold award-winning gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court where he earned the Tudor Rose Best in Show in 1998. After Pantiles, Chris joined the reputable team at Notcutts Landscapes where he met his future design partner.
In 2001 he was awarded full membership of the Society of Garden Designers serving on its council in 2009, he is also a BALI registered designer. Chris has continued to receive awards for his designs since setting up the Deakinlock partnership in 2008 and has established himself as one of the countries foremost designers.
Chris lives in Norfolk and finds its unique landscape a source of inspiration and creativity.
With over twenty years in the landscape and garden design industries, Jason has established himself as a leading designer combining creative flair with extensive horticultural knowledge. Working as Landscape Director at Notcutts Landscapes, he oversaw large design projects across the UK and served as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Association of Professional Landscapers.
Throughout his career, he has won critical acclaim and numerous awards, designing more than ten gold award-winning gardens.
Jason was appointed a full Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers in 1994 and is also a Registered Designer with BALI. Currently a judge for the BALI National Awards scheme having previously judged for the Association of Professional Landscapers and the BBC he brings a wealth of knowledge to the partnership in all aspects of Landscape and Garden Design and Construction.
Deakinlock are exponents of the classic contemporary style and their bold and innovative designs have led to the creation of some of the most beautiful gardens in East Anglia. Throughout their careers, Chris and Jason have won numerous awards for their garden designs which can be seen listed below:
- 2015 BALI National Landscape Award Winner
- 2015 Society of Garden Designers - Finalist
- 2014 Association of Professional Landscapers Grand Awards Hawkendon House
- 2014 Fresh Garden sponsored by House of Fraser Silver
- 2012 The English Glasshouse Company – Highest award for trade stand
- 2011 Generation Garden sponsored by John Woods Nursery – Silver Gilt
- 2010 Generation Garden sponsored by John Woods Nursery - Gold
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- Notcutts garden display Floral Marquee
- 2008 Gold
- 2007 Gold
- 2006 Gold
- 2005 Gold
- 2004 Gold
- 2003 Gold
- 2002 Silver Gilt
- 2001 Gold
- 2000 Gold
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
- 1999 Daily Mail Pavilion – Millennium garden Gold and Silver
- 1998 Daily mail Pavilion – Norfolk Village Gold and Tudor Rose Best in Show