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Ian Drummond[edit]

Ian Drummond
Born (1972-04-19) April 19, 1972 (age 47)
Camden, London
Occupationinterior landscape designer, author and columnist
Partner(s)Allan Stenhouse
  • Reginald Drummond (father)
  • Peggy Drummond (mother)
Awards§ Awards

Ian Drummond[edit]

(born 19 April 1972) is an award-winning interior landscape designer, author and columnist.


Ian was born in Camden, London, where he still lives.


Mother: Peggy Drummond
Father: Reginald Drummond
Partner: Allan Stenhouse


At 16 Ian began working at Ken Hayford Florist in London's West End, then joined Indoor Garden Design (IGD) at 20, firstly as a Maintenance Technician, where he began looking after interior projects, and over the years that followed he attended Capel Manor College to study Horticulture part-time, while also being promoted at IGD, first to Trainee Manager, then Manager. In 2001 he was promoted to Creative Director, a position he still holds.

IGD is co-owned by Ian alongside fellow directors David Grace and Pippa Robinson.[1]

In 2014 Ian was invited to become a member of the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee. In the same year he was invited to be a Camden in Bloom judge.[2]

In 2016 he became a Member of the Garden Media Guild[3].

In 2018 Ian became an Affiliate Member of R.I.B.A, and a member of the The Royal Windsor Rose And Horticultural Society.

Following three years as Chair of Plants at Work[4] (formerly EFig), an association created to promote the use and benefits of interior plants, in 2016 Ian was invited to become an Ambassador, a position he still holds.


In his role as Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design, Ian has designed award-winning installations at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In 2010 he created a 'Living Office', an open air office showcasing plants in the workplace[5] (awarded Silver-Gilt), and in 2013 he designed 'Living Workspace' where visitors to the show were asked to take place in a study to determine the benefits of plants in the workplace [6] (awarded Bronze). In 2015, ‘Afternoon Tea’ an installation created in partnership with St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, received Gold and Best in Show Medals for Hotel Floristry.

In 2017, Ian and IKEA co-created ‘At Home with Plants’[7] a three-roomed installation within the Great Pavilion, comprising living room, bedroom and bathroom, celebrating the beauty of horticulture in the home, which was awarded a Silver Medal.

The partnership continued in 2018 with 'Plants Work'[8], a home office installation, which was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal.


In his role as Creative Director, Ian has designed notable installations including Sir Elton John AIDS Foundation Ball, comprising a 4 metre tall Grey Goose Vodka bottle made from lavender and rosemary, along with a life-size Cadillac, planted with moss, kalenchoe and hydrangea ; creative planting for London Fashion Week, and five star hotels such as The Connaught. In 2013, he was invited to stage a solo exhibition at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and St Pancras International Station – ‘Living with Nature’, an exploration of the interaction between humans and nature, told through the medium of plants.

Ian has also created two installations for Chelsea Fringe. In 2018, alongside landscape designer Claudia de Yong, he created 'Geraniums at the Door'[9] at the entrance of the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell. In 2016 and as part of the 90th birthday celebrations for HM The Queen, Ian devised a planting scheme to turn the exterior of The Connaught hotel, a patriotic red, white and blue.


Ian has exhibited regularly at RHS Chelsea Flower Show since 2010. His achievements are:
2010 'The Living Office' – Silver-Gilt Medal
2013 'The Living Workspace' - Bronze Medal
2015 'Afternoon Tea' – Gold and Best in Show Medals, for Hotel Floristry
2016 Ian was invited to create the interior space within the RHS Show Garden, designed by Anne Marie Powell.
2017 'Plants at Home' in co-creation with IKEA – Silver Medal
2018 '#PlantsWork' in co-creation with IKEA - Silver Gilt Medal .


Ian writes a monthly column in Pro Landscaper Magazine.[10]
Ian's first book, At Home with Plants, co-authored with Kara O’Reilly, was published by Mitchell Beazley in 2017


In 2013, a workplace study at RHS Chelsea Flower Show to determine the positive effects of plants in the workplace, led by Dr Craig Knight at University of Exeter, in association with Indoor Garden Design, showed that plants can boost staff wellbeing by up to 47%, raise creativity by 45% and productivity by 38%.


2018 Gardeners' World

2018 BBC RHS Chelsea Flower Show


2017 – BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time

2017 – BBC Radio 2 – Chris Evan's Show


In 2016 Ian was given the Kentish Town Local Hero Award for his work in the community over the years.


  1. ^ "People | Indoor Garden Design". Indoor Garden Design Design. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ Pavey, Ruth. "Visiting Camden in Bloom awards entries growing in public spaces". Ham & High. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ Guild, Garden Media Guild. "Profile of Ian Drummond | Garden Media Guild". www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ "PlantsAtWork.org.uk - A few words from one of our new Ambassadors". plantsatwork.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "The Living Office at Chelsea Flower Show wins Silver-Gilt Medal - DesignCurial". www.designcurial.com.
  6. ^ Exeter, University. "Office Plants Boost Wellbeing at Work". University of Exeter. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ikea house plants are top of the pots at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017". Ideal Home. 23 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Indoor Garden Design and Ikea to promote workplace plants at Chelsea". Horticulture Week. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Geraniums at the Door". Chelsea Fringe. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Viva Variagation". Pro Landscaper Magazine - September issue - Pg 77. Retrieved 17 September 2018.