Luciano Giubbilei is nothing if not precocious. Setting up his own business in 1997, by the age of 26 he had designed a large garden in The Boltons, Chelsea — a design of exemplary calm and formal beauty. His practice is defined by his emphasis on a close and sustained dialogue with artists, architects, plantsmen and craftsmen. His assured designs tend towards the minimalist, often referencing his Italian heritage. ‘I love seeing how other people think. It forces me to expand my own creative process,’ he has told The Wall Street Journal. The Inchbald School of Design student has been Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show, and has produced major work internationally. His flower bed at Great Dixter is a meditative space, and highly original in its own right.