Emma Clark
Islamic Garden Design

Garden/Landscaping Projects List

  1. HRH The Prince of Wales’ ‘Carpet Garden’ at the Chelsea Flower Show, 2001, (awarded silver-gilt medal): assistant to the designer, Michael Miller, and working in conjunction with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. The garden was based on a traditional ‘four-fold’ Islamic garden and, after the Show, was transported to Highgrove where, after a few alterations, it continues to mature and flourish as a secluded garden behind high walls. (View project gallery)
  2. Design for private Islamic courtyard garden in Holland Park London, executed 2001-02  (View project gallery)
  3. Landscape design for area including car-park and Islamic garden surrounding the Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking, Surrey, the oldest purpose-built mosque in the U.K., part executed 2002-03
  4. Consultant on the landscaping of the ‘Gardens of Peace’, a large Muslim Cemetery in north-east London, executed 2000-2004
  5. Design for private Islamic garden in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, executed 2003
  6. Design for private Moroccan-inspired garden in Paris, executed 2004-5 (View project gallery)
  7. Planting consultant for garden of Farnham Road Psychiatric Hospital, Guildford, Surry, 2004-5
  8. Designed Islamic-inspired courtyard for St. Michael’s Primary School, Marston, Oxford, in association with The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, executed 2004
  9. Consultant on an Islamic educational garden project for Ashmole Primary School, South London, in collaboration with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, 2005
  10. Design for an Islamic garden in Hampstead, London, for private client (executed 2006), continue as supervisor and consultant on planting design (View project gallery)
  11. 2006-2013, consultant on several Islamic-inspired gardens including:
    1. A private villa in Maadi, Cairo
    2. A large landscaping project involving an Islamic garden for a new Muslim Cultural Centre in Manchester, (See Current Design Projects)
    3. A large public Islamic garden and landscaping project in Lahore, Pakistan, 2007- .
    4. An Islamic/Mediterranean walled garden for a private villa, Ibiza, Spain, 2007-2009 (See Publications, Cover image of The Art of the Islamic Garden)
    5. Consultant to Dr. Ali Allawi, former Finance Minister in the Government of Iraq (resigned 2006) regarding the possibility of establishing a charitable foundation for the design and construction of Islamic Gardens in the U.K. and abroad. Executed in a contemporary context the aim is that the gardens will not only be peaceful sanctuaries but also symbols of hope and vehicles of ‘bridge-building’ between cultures and faiths.
    6. Consultant to Foster and Partners, London, on a large architectural and landscaping project on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
    7. Specialist Mediterranean and Islamic planting and design consultant for several private gardens in London and the south-east of England
  12. The new Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston, Oxford. One of the principal members of the design team for the central Islamic garden 2007-2009
  13. Design for private garden, Islington, London, executed 2007
  14. Design for an inter-faith ‘Abrahamic’ garden at the church of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey in the City of London,working with the charity REEP (Religious Education through the Environment Programme), 2007
  15. ISLAMEXPO 2008: in collaboration with the charity REEP (Religious Education through the Environment Programme) designed and project-managed the Islamic Garden in the centre of ISLAMEXPO, Olympia, London, July 2008. (View project gallery)
  16. Consultant on a research project on Islamic Gardens in the U.K. for The Centre for the Study of Islam in the U.K., Cardiff University, 2010 (View leaflet)
  17. Design and consultant on the Islamic Gardens component of the Royal Botanic Gardens Jordan – in association with Petherick, Urquhart and Hunt. 2012-
  18. Design and Consultant on the Greensville Trust Nursery Garden, Liverpool 2011-
  19. Consultant on a private garden, Birmingham, 2013
  20. Design and consultant on a large landscaping project for the British Muslim Heritage Centre, Manchester. 2011-