Philosophy

Rosebank creates innovative high-end landscapes, where bold architectural choices and naturalistic planting schemes alchemise. Whether it’s an urban garden harnessing contemporary design or a country retreat made with classic romanticism, how the built and natural world work together underlies everything the studio does. Rosebank embraces the individuality of every client and every project. The team work closely with you to understand your personality, needs and motivations, translating this into your bespoke design so your new space is an extension of you and your property. The team place you at the heart of their design to fully consider how you will utilise and enjoy your new outdoor space, and how it will grow and develop over time. They find the balance between function and aesthetic, innovation and tradition, and between the complex and the understated to create a garden that enriches your day throughout the seasons.

Co-Founders

The harmony of design flair and construction brilliance lies at the core of Rosebank. This union is fostered by co-founders Matt Keightley and Cameron Wilson, whose complementary expertise form the foundations the studio is built on. The duo have worked together for more than two decades and Rosebank seeks to remain a close- knit team that strives for excellence at every step.

Matt Keightley

BSc (Hons) ICIOB

Co-Founder & Director

Cameron Wilson

BSc (Hons) ICIOB

Co-Founder & Director

Chris Pike

Design Studio Manager

Tom Parsons

Head of Operations

Sophie Bertrand

Senior Landscape Architect 

Natalia Lenart

Senior Landscape Architect

Alma Funk

Landscape Architect

Faye Rush

Landscape Designer

Michael George

Aftercare Director

Dene Hakner

Senior Contracts Manager

Charles Keightley

Senior Contracts Manager

Ron Wilson

Technical Director Engineering Support

Andrew Lee

Financial & Business Management

Matt Keightley

BSc (Hons) ICIOB

Co-Founder & Director

Co-Founder and Design Director of Rosebank, Matt is a multi-award-winning Garden Designer with over 20 years of experience in the Landscaping industry and an international reputation as one of the UK’s leading garden designers. 

He has designed 4 gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, achieving 4 awards including two for BBC People’s Choice for Best Show Garden and winning top international awards at The World Garden Show in China in 2021 and 2022. 

Growing up in Richmond Upon Thames, South-West London, his early career was centred on the contemporary urban gardens of Greater London, Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham. His reputation has since seen him embarking on a vast range of commissions across the UK and internationally for private and commercial clients alike. It is Matt’s ability to produce ambitious and innovative contemporary garden design, as well as the classical elegance fitting of country estates, that really makes him such a versatile and creative garden designer.

He prides himself on his personable, customer focused approach, producing garden designs that truly understand and reflect the ideas, motivations and inspirations behind the brief. His personable character and extensive horticultural knowledge are reflected in his recently internationally published books ‘Design Outdoors’ and the RHS ‘Wellbeing Garden’ book. As well as regularly writing for national publications he talks at industry events, working closely with a number of charities and lectures at design schools to educate and inspire the next generation of designers.

Matt enjoys working at the very highest end of the market, serving high-net-worth private clients, working with luxury brands and collaborating with like-minded internationally acclaimed interior designers, sculptors, architects and developers.

Cameron Wilson

BSc (Hons) ICIOB

Co-Founder & Director

Co-Founder and Construction Director of Rosebank, Cameron grew up in construction as the third generation of the family business. Following University he worked in construction management, becoming an Incorporated member of the Chartered Institute Of Builders and running luxury private residential and commercial projects.

After 10 years, Cameron saw the clear benefit of re-purposing this technical knowledge and management experience in complex construction and focusing it on delivering high-end and technically challenging landscaping projects instead. By combing his skillset with those of Matt’s, the two had the vision and ambition to form a company that could realise exceptional design through construction excellence

Due to the rapid growth and consistently increasing demand placed on the company since its inception, Cameron entered into and graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme. This programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and help them to fulfil the potential of their brand. Since then and under the guidance of Cameron & Matt, Rosebank has gone on to become one of the UK’s leading landscaping companies, recruiting some of the industry’s most talented & dynamic talents, working alongside leading professionals in their respective industries and working on some of the most exciting schemes the industry has to offer.

Cameron is outwardly proud about the company that he and Matt have built. He is unapologetically passionate about Rosebank and the ambitions that he has for it and it is this drive and passion that forms the backbone of his leadership; a skill in which he prides himself upon most.

Chris Pike

Design Studio Manager

An experienced designer who cut his teeth at Diarmuid Gavin Designs following his degree in Landscape Design, Chris joined Rosebank as a senior designer before heading up design development and client relationships as our Design Studio Manager.

Chris facilitates a creative, dynamic and professional working environment and oversees external and internal relations, ensuring creative visions are clearly communicated and delivered. Chris’ personable, open and honest approach is at the forefront of providing our clients with a well-informed and exciting process from point of enquiry through to completed design.

He is a skilful communicator and talented designer with an innate sense of playfulness in both his design and management style, which injects an infectious sense of positivity throughout our staff and clients.

Tom Parsons

Head of Operations

With 25 years’ experience working in high-end, large-scale and high-value construction, Tom brings a wealth of both practical and management experience to Rosebank. With his early years spent as a specialist stone mason, Tom has the fastidious eye for detail that has become synonymous with Rosebank. With the vast majority of his career then spent in Contract Management for some of the UK’s leading prime-residential building companies and having spent time as a business owner, Tom is particularly adept at being able to look past ‘the everyday’ and view projects globally, with the client experience as his top priority.

Tom’s role in the business is to implement and manage the high-level processes and procedures across all departments to ensure that the highest standards, smoothest transitions and industry-leading schemes are delivered to our clients.

His proactive and solution-focused approach is built upon a foundation of pragmatism and real-world practical experience and will undoubtably help to continue Rosebank’s growth and provide our clients with a thoroughly professional and enjoyable landscaping experience.

Sophie Bertrand

Senior Landscape & Architect Design Lead

Having grown up in France and trained in Versailles, Sophie brings a chic sensibility to her design aesthetic and takes inspiration from Parisian architectural traditions.

She studied architecture before completing an MA in Landscape Architecture, and her style is a seamless blend of technical finesse, creative flair and a passion for nature. With a strong architectural and geometric backbone to her designs, Sophie’s elegant and emotive planting style is the perfect softening compliment to it.

Sophie is a very experienced project lead having designed and project managed schemes across a wide variety of geographical locations and briefs, showing a real skill for clear and concise communication in order to realise her vision.

Natalia Lenart

Senior Landscape Architect

Natalia studied an MA in Landscape Architecture in Poland before moving to the UK to pursue a career in Landscape Design.

Having previously worked in other well respected garden design studios, Natalia joined Rosebank to focus on utilising her skill set to work on schemes with bigger budgets and more challenging briefs and ultimately afford her the ability to design with more ambition. And Natalia has certainly done so since joining, working on some of our largest schemes throughout all areas of the UK. Her technical prowess and fastidious nature has leant itself particularly well to the complicated architectural and construction detailing of a number of our more complex schemes. And when combined with her enviable eye for design, her daring creativity and excellent plant knowledge, Natalia provides our clients with a wealth of all-round skill and experience.

Alma Funk

Landscape Architect

Alma grew up in Manila, where she began her career more than 13 years ago having achieved a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of the Philippines and achieving the equivalent of chartered status.

Previously, Alma was a designer at HKS Architects London and was involved in the design and masterplanning of 5* hotels across Asia and Europe, making her well versed in what it takes to design and detail schemes of ultimate luxury.

Passionate about what she does, Alma is a conscientious and versatile designer who can take a project from initial conceptual stages through to detailed design and execution. She creates design solutions that are innovative and environmentally smart, and that seamlessly marry gardens and interiors together.

Faye Rush

Landscape Designer 

Design Lead

Faye graduated as one of the top students at the prestigious London College of Garden Design in 2016 and developed her initial professional design skills at another specialist Design and Build landscaping company. This experience, alongside her bubbly and positive demeanour has seen Faye flourish as a design lead and specialist for our private residential clients. 

Inspired by plants and mindful outdoor spaces, Faye has worked on a range of high- end projects, from small private residential properties, courtyards and roof terraces to charity hospital gardens and large-scale developments.

Michael George

Aftercare Director

With 20 years in operational and logistical roles, Michael brings valuable experience to our aftercare service, focusing on providing our clients with a clearly communicated and smoothly run operation. Michael works with an intense ambition to realise the full potential of all of Rosebank’s schemes and wears the relationships he has built with his clients as a badge of pride. 

Michael’s relationship with Matt and Cameron goes back almost 18 years. This reinforces the emphasis that Rosebank places on providing a seamless transition between all services based upon communication and understanding, as well as instilling a real sense of shared pride and passion for the brand.

During Michael’s tenure, aftercare has flourished so that more than 80 per cent of clients entrust Rosebank to continue to care for the garden that they have just delivered.

Dene Hakner

Senior Contracts Manager

Working in his field for over 15 years Dene performs a pivotal role at Rosebank to provide a seamless connection between client and team. His vast experience not only makes him an expert in the implementation, management and detailing of construction schemes, but also makes him a very knowledgeable horticulturist as well as possessing an impressive eye for design. His portfolio of construction projects extends from multi-million-pound roof terraces through to commercial planting schemes and ancient listed gardens. 

Dene places great importance on the value of long-term relationships with clients, subcontractors, suppliers and employees and sees mutual cooperation and trust as the key formulas to successful excellence within the built contracts at Rosebank. 

Charles Keightley

Senior Contracts Manager

Bringing together design and build, Charles works closely with the studio team to make creativity come to life.

As an ex-Royal Navy officer, Charles’ time in service has trained him to be thorough and dedicated to the task at hand and prides himself on his stoic and pragmatic approach to even the most challenging of schemes. This approach, alongside his calm and clear communication with clients, associates and colleagues provides a real sense of reassurance and confidence that what has been designed will be delivered.

Charles stays on top of emerging technologies to ensure Rosebank remains at the forefront of cutting-edge craftsmanship and construction so that projects are consistently executed to the highest standard.

Ron Wilson

Technical Director

Engineering Support

A structural engineer by trade having worked for the world famous Ove Arup Group and with more than 30 years experience running his own high-end construction and development company, Ron has worked on a great swathe of projects ranging from architectural & engineering feats by the famous Zaha Hadid, to multi-million pound private residences and developments.

Needless to say, his technical knowledge is second-to-none and provides Rosebank with the enviable ability to design with endeavour and ambition, safe in the knowledge that it can ultimately be built.

Andrew Lee

Financial & Business Management

Having run his own company for almost 3 decades, Andrew brings a vast amount of business and financial experience to Rosebank. With his company having specialised in luxury travel and grown significantly over his tenure, Andrew is extremely experienced in what it takes to meet customer expectations when delivering a high-end service in a fast-growing business.