Following studies in Garden Design at Hadlow College, a satellite of Greenwich University, Darran Ritchie launched ‘Landscape Enterprises’, focussing on the design and build of domestic and commercial landscapes. During this time he designed and built numerous gardens, whilst also constructing landscapes for a number of office developments in the city of London.

Following this, Darran spent 10 years as a Director at Charles Funke Associates, where he oversaw the design and construction of the landscapes of some of the most iconic developments within the UK and Europe, including Chiswick Park, Broadgate and Central St Giles.

Drawing on the experience gained working on a broad range of diverse projects, Darran set up Floraform Ltd in 2012, combining the values of a small family business with the expertise of a large practice, for the benefit of both the domestic and commercial markets.