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Inspired Gardens Team



Having spent most of his life on a Rugby pitch, exploring the South Downs or swimming in the sea, it is no surprise that Julian has such love and affinity for the outdoors. After a career in sport and fitness Julian retrained, studying garden design at Plumpton College, shortly after forming Inspired Gardens. Working alongside his sons Julian is proud of his 30 strong team of highly motivated landscapers, plantsmen and logistical team who all share his passion for transforming outdoor spaces and live his mantra “Detail can’t be and never is added later. 

Julian Drage


After Julian and Sam started Inspired Gardens, Max quickly wanted to get in on the action. Having very little gardening experience Max went to Merristwood college to study horticulture where he discovered his love for plants and now after 12 years in the industry admits to being a self confessed plant geek. Max’s work life is split between creating beautiful planting plans for our customers and using his numerical skills to manage the financial side of Inspired Gardens. Max instills his hard work and team player ethic from his rugby days into Inspired Gardens ensuring the absolute highest standards of work throughout the team. When Max isn’t hard at work he can be found in the gym or finding a new hiking challenge to accomplish.

Max Drage
Sam Drage


Being outdoors and active is clearly in the genes of the Drage family and Sam is no exception, spending much of his down time travelling the world and exploring new lands, cultures and wildlife. From temples in the far East to sitting with Gorillas in Africa Sam will be seeking inspiration for what can be created in the outdoors. Having studied landscape construction at Merristwood College, Sam has now developed many years of experience leading our landscaping teams with a relentless energy, metronomic work rate and strong team values. No surprise for someone who has led his local rugby team for the last three years.