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About James

James is a chartered Landscape Architect and Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers.  He developed and honed his skills for 16 years at the well respected design and build landscape company Bowles & Wyer, becoming Design Director and overseeing a team of 6 designers.  

 

James has been involved in landscape design, construction and maintenance for over 20 years.  He has a particular flair for high quality private garden design and residential developments, with significant expertise and practical knowledge, crafted under the tutorship of the well respected John Wyer & Chris Bowles.

Graduating from the University of Gloucestershire with a First degree honors in 2004, James subsequently undertook a postgraduate diploma year whilst working part time in landscape construction and maintenance.  He joined Bowles & Wyer the same year and in 2011 successfully passed his exams to become a Chartered Landscape Architect with the Landscape Institute.  In 2018 James became a full member of the Society of Garden Designers after successfully passing the strict adjudication process.

Keen to challenge himself further, James set up his design practice in 2021 with a view to taking on new projects and further developing his extensive portfolio.  

James' previous design experience at Bowles & Wyer can be seen in the portfolio projects featured on this web site.  A special thank you to John Wyer for permitting this. 

With particular flair for managing complex projects and working alongside multi-disciplinary teams, James has worked on many award winning and prestigious schemes in central London and surrounding counties.  Key projects include The Lancasters, Regents Crescent, Stratton House and 12 Eaton Square, to name but a few.  Key awards include the BALI Grand Award for a garden in Sutton, and the Society of Garden Designers 'Best public or commercial outdoor space' for The Lancasters,  James is also due to exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show in 2021.

James loves collaborating with his clients, focussing on imaginative design solutions, whilst also keeping a keen eye on the practical details. Dealing with an array of clients, consultants, and contractors, has helped develop a rounded knowledge about how to deliver exceptional design that is both highly creative and realistic.