Design Team

Kew-trained botanist and BBC television presenter James Wong uses his scientific background to create planting schemes that go beyond simply living ornamentation. His work co-designing the team's Malaysian-themed Chelsea Flower Show gardens for his home country have won 2 consecutive RHS gold medals, making him currently the youngest ever winner of 5 RHS medals.


Trained to Master's degree level at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in addition to his design work James has fronted a wide range of BBC programs including the award-winning 'Grow Your Own Drugs' - the UK's most highly-rated gardening series. He is also a regular panellist on Radio 4's 'Gardeners' Question Time', reporter on 'Countryfile' & presenter of the soon to be broadcast 'Great British Garden Revival'. He is also an accomplished author, having written 3 internationally best-selling gardening books.



Multi RHS medal-winning garden designer David Cubero started his career as an agricultural engineer in his native Canary Islands, where he discovered his enormous passion for their bizarre native flora. Later training as a floral artist at the prestigious Madrid School of Floral Art, his plantings have secured the team 4 consecutive RHS medals, including 2 coveted gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show.


At Amphibian Designs he has worked with the Millennium Seed Bank to create schemes using exclusively endangered plants in their 2008 RHS Hampton Court Palace show garden & a botanically accurate re-envisioning of native Canary Island & Malaysian ecosystems at the Chelsea Flower Show. His work has been featured in various international design titles including the best-selling 'Tropical Gardens' (Germany), 'Gardens Within Walls' (Austria) & Garden Design Magazine (USA)


David Cubero BSc. (Hons)

James Wong  MSc. BSc. (Hons)


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