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Landscape Designers & Natural Gardens in Algarve

Earth & Clay offers beautifully tailored landscape and garden designs in Algarve. What sets us apart from other companies is that we have been here for 20 years and understand what works in the Algarve climate and combine these ideas with low water consumption gardens, without compromising on a beautiful setting. Our aim is to make your installation or renovation process go as smoothly as possible, so you can look forward to your new natural garden with eager anticipation of the years of enjoyment ahead. 

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At Earth & Clay, we offer a tailored approach to your project, to achieve a workable budget and coordinating the various teams needed to accomplish your project that finishes within the specified time and on budget. We do not currently offer a maintenance service, however we are happy to assist in finding the right team to look after your new garden, and if you wish, we can offer regular site visits to ensure your garden is being cared for correctly and to keep the desired visual effect of your natural garden.

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natural lawn alternative garden landscape designs project management algarve earth and clay algarve
natural lawn alternative garden landscape designs project management algarve earth and clay algarve
natural lawn alternative garden landscape designs project management algarve earth and clay algarve


Tim and Fi


We bought our new build in the middle of the pandemic and it was fraught with many difficulties. When the developer finally delivered the finished house the existing garden was a wilderness, full of rocks, rubble and weeds. Even worse it was on unstable sloping ground with no defined border. After a winter of rain many boulders and rocks were heading downhill towards next door! Luckily we found Earth and Clay online. Mandi’s vision for creating a sustainable, low maintenance garden using indigenous plants that blended seamlessly into the surrounding countryside was exactly was we wanted.
And also luckily for us Mandi took up the challenge and has completely transformed our wilderness into an amazingly beautiful, calm outside oasis. She listened carefully to our requests and really brought our vision to life. She was also a delight to work with and relentlessly cheerful, delivering everything in a calm professional manner.
Thanks Mandi and the Earth and Clay team. We are delighted with our beautiful outdoor space.


Tamira & Johan - Casa 101


It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mandi and her team at Earth & Clay. We are thoroughly delighted with their creative approach, plant selection, innovative ideas, and meticulous attention to detail during installation and finishing touches. Mandi’s lovely personality made the entire process enjoyable; she patiently addressed all our questions and doubts, helping us craft a true gem here in the Algarve. We eagerly anticipate watching our garden flourish in the coming months and years. In short: highly recommended!

Ann & Gino


In our search for a new design for our garden, we found Mandi from Earth & Clay. We were looking for a way to get our water consumption down and dreamed of a natural waterwise garden. Mandi drew a beautiful design and found the perfect plants for it. And even though the conditions for the reconstruction were certainly not the easiest, Mandi always found a solution. She was always on hand and despite the fact that we are not permanently in the Algarve, communication was always easy. We can therefore recommend Earth & clay to everyone. From the start, the first contact, the smooth cooperation, the course of the project, her knowledge, the help to solve problems, the follow-up and the constant support. We now have an amazingly beautiful garden, we enjoy the flowering and can’t wait to see the evolution during the following years.

Neils & Irene - Ninho das Andorinhas


Mandi has designed a great garden for us. She goes the extra mile to find the best plants and trees, is able to think outside the box, takes the time to really listen what you want and comes up with great ideas.
It was really nice working with her. She delivers on her promises, and even more. And everything in a calm and efficient manner.

Guy & Goril

A couple of years ago we moved to a house with a large, overly mature garden dating back in 1985. It was a mix of ‘Old-fashioned English Garden’ and some wild, exotic fantasy. A right mess in other words, and this is the mess we invited Mandi from Earth and Clay into last autumn. The brief was simple: Transform this thirsty old lady into a drought-tolerant up-to-date Mediterranean / Algarvean jewel. And that is exactly what she did. Gracefully, creatively and in good humour, with the help of an extremely hard working and efficient crew, earth was shifted, old trees removed, rocks were lifted out, olives uprooted and relocated, new dry stone walls built and loads of lavenders and grassesp lanted. The result is stunning and we cannot wait for the new garden to take hold and unfold in its full, new-age, drought-tolerant glory. Thank you, Mandi and gang; for the most efficient and pleasant experience ever had in the history of building and renovating in the Algarve.

Heidi A.


Can’t recommend this co. Enough from the planning and helpful advice from Mandi to completion under quite difficult circumstances at times with weather and builders. She just got it done !! So happy with phase one of the project and looking forward to working with you again soon in the spring for phase 2. Mandi was intuitive to know exactly what I wanted.

Robin & Marion - Casa Castanho

Mandi has designed and crafted a beautiful garden for us. From inception until aftercare, Mandi showed a lot of flexibility, pragmatism and enthusiasm while delivering according to plan and expectations. She is very pleasant to work with, kept a close eye on costs and kept us up to date on all aspects throughout the entire creation process of our new garden (as we do not live in Portugal) in a very pleasant and timely manner.

Landscape Designers & Garden Installation company based in Loule, Algarve | Natural Lawn Alternatives for your Garden.