With over 25 years of experience of designing and building gardens throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh  and Scotland. 

Glasgow Garden Designer Susan Gallagher

Susan Gallagher - Landscape Designer

Qualified with an Honours degree in Landscape Architecture in 1991 and has over 25 years of experience of designing and building gardens. Other interests include wildlife, photography and architecture.


John Morrison - Senior Landscaper

John is in charge of our on site logistics. He has over 35 years of experience of all aspects of landscaping and has been building gardens with Terra Firma for 16 years. In his spare time John sings and plays guitar in a band and coaches at the local youth club.



Marcus Hunter - Senior Landscaper

Marcus has been with Terra Firma for 10 years and he is highly skilled in all aspects of hard landscaping including patios, steps, natural stone walls, fencing and decking. He is qualified to SVQ Level 2 in General Construction. He enjoys live music, reading and good films.


Derek McArthur - Senior Landscaper

Derek is a time served joiner and is also an accomplished paver and driveway specialist. He owns 16 horses and takes part in horse shows in his spare time.



Jim Gray - Senior Landscaper

Jim is an time served plasterer and renderer. He is an experienced hard landscaper and highly skilled in building walls, laying patios, building steps and constructing driveways. In his spare time he enjoys playing pool and watching sports.



Stuart Merry - Landscape Labourer

Stuart is a valuable part of the team supporting Marcus and the other builders with mixes and supplies. Stuart is very knowledgeable about current events and takes an active interest in political and and environmental issues.


Vedrana Vorkapic - CAD Technician

She has advanced skills in AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop and produces most of our drawings as well as providing valuable design input.



Rose Joseph - CAD Technician

Rose has a 4 year degree in Architecture as well as a 2 year degree in Landscape Architecture. Lakshmi assists with the design of our gardens and produces high quality cad plans and 3d visualisations


Daniel Hall - Landscape Labourer




A bit more about us...

At Terra Firma we are driven as a company by strong core values that are shared by the whole team and reflected in how we operate as a company. The most prominent of these are Beauty, Reliability, Respect and Excellence. We attribute our ongoing success to our commitment to these core values.


Beauty - Terra Firma began with a mission to make a difference in the world by making it a more beautiful place to live in. This is reflected in the attention we give to detail, and to good quality design and why all of our gardens are carefully designed by experienced and qualified Garden Designers. We appreciate the beauty of nature and we wish to share this with our clients by providing a beautiful garden for their own enjoyment and for the benefit of our native wildlife.

Reliability - We practice consistency in everything we do and it is important for us to demonstrate our integrity and trustworthiness to our clients. When we commit to a project we will turn up every day, until the project is satisfactorily completed. We employ our own long term staff and sub-contractors whom we have trained ourselves.

Respect - We respect the environment, we respect each other and we respect our clients. Within the team we value each other's contribution and recognise the importance of teamwork.  Respect is reflected in the good relationships we have with our clients and our attitude towards their property while we are there. We take time to ensure we carry out our work in a tidy and efficient manner with the minimum disturbance to our clients and their neighbours.  

Excellence - We really enjoy what we do and we love to do it well. From the start it has been our aim to be the very best landscape company in Glasgow, and we take great pride in producing work of the highest quality and durability. We value our good reputation and work hard to maintain it.

We now occupy a unique niche in Glasgow, we place a high value on good design as well as robust construction. Our gardens are designed by Landscape Architects and built by an inhouse team of highly experienced and qualified staff. This provides our clients with the best possible garden design for their budget, and ensures projects are executed efficiently, on time, using high quality materials.

We are fully insured and all our work is guaranteed.

Layton Blackham Insurance Services Ltd.
4 Ripon Road

Employers Liability (£10,000,000)
Public Liability (£1,000,000)

PI Direct
Bowling Mill


Bank of Scotland

Accountants :
CALA Accounting Ltd
Rosemount Business Park
143 Charles St
G21 2QA

VAT Registration Number: 870401058