labradoodle box balls japanese forest grass and pleached trees Northern Design Awards finalist Natural Dimensions



Private Residence Heaton Moor

Founded by Nicholas Atherton in 2013, Natural Dimensions specialises in landscape architecture and urban design across the UK and beyond.

The impact of well thought out design is a passion of everyone at the company, which goes far beyond professional qualifications.

Our goal is to help companies, organisations, communities and individuals reap the rewards of design features in the form of landscape aesthetics and features, environmental enhancement and the wellbeing of citizens. Natural Dimensions fuses natural and built elements into site design from the outset to maximise benefits and effect and we work with a number of prestigious clients and renowned practices to achieve our goal.

Our work encompasses private garden design, landscape architecture, roof gardens, public art, landscape planning,  street design, city space design, urban masterplanning and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.

Working in close collaboration with our clients and key stakeholders, we work tirelessly to turn aspirations into design reality.

For examples of our work, click here.

For more information get in touch:
0161 283 9858

For more about the founder, see here.

Bourke Gardens aerial view of planting seating and pergola from first floor apartment.
Bourke Gardens Extra Care Facility, Manchester


Nick has a genuine passion for landscape architecture and natural design, having worked in the field for many years. He continues to consume and learn, building upon his 20 years’ experience as a chartered landscape architect and his Masters in Urban Design.

Having a lifelong affinity with the natural world, landscape architecture and landscape design enables Nick to bring natural design, and the benefits it delivers, to cities and outdoor space around the UK.


Another area of joy in Nick’s life is his love of sport, which has included cricket and skiing, in which Nick is a qualified instructor, and has spent many weeks over the years teaching on the slopes in Austria. Nick is an active triathlete and his most recent discovery is a love of tennis.

Nick’s professional mission is to work to enable landscape architecture and urban design to be at the heart of development, with the many benefits it brings for all, including an increasingly important positive ecological impact.