Landscape architects

Landscape architects combine environment, design, art and science at the interface between people and natural systems.

Noel Farrer sitting next to a canal

Landscape architect Noel Farrer

We provide guidance and toolkits and are working with the Landscape Institute to encourage more people to choose a career in landscape architecture.

How we help landscape architects

Guide to green space apprenticeships

A good practice guide to help local authorities and others to plan and manage successful horticulture apprenticeship programmes.

Community green: using local spaces to tackle inequality and improve health

Local green spaces are not being used because of their poor quality, according to our new report.

Decent homes need decent spaces

An action plan to improve the quality of open spaces within social housing areas.

Urban green nation: building the evidence base

Useful facts on the importance of green spaces for people.

Public space enabling

Find out about our specialist service for clients working on open space strategies, frameworks or individual public space projects.


Use our practical toolkit to measure the quality of a public space before investing time and money in improving it.

Climate change and public space

See how public spaces help combat the effects of climate change, from moderating rising temperatures to preventing flooding.


Find out how to create streets that respond to the demands of climate change and shifts in culture.

Creating successful masterplans

Discover how to produce better masterplans that lead to the physical, social and economic revival of places.

Involving young people in urban spaces

Download our practical guide for involving young people in public space and read about the key issues that projects may face.

Designing and planning for play

Read how local authorities can create spaces that allow children to use their imagination with natural play design.

Making contracts works for wildlife: how to encourage biodiversity in parks

Making contracts work for wildlife advises green space professionals on how to make the most of the potential for biodiversity in our urban parks.