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Victoria Dowling

Victoria Dowling is the RHS Shows Business Development Manager, working closely with Commercial sponsors and designers to generate new content and coveted Show Gardens across all RHS Shows (Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Garden Festival, Tatton Park Flower Show)  

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Tessa Johnstone

Having spent the previous 12 years working for firstly the National Trust and then latterly Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation, I joined Johnstone Landscapes six years ago to help support the business. My role is many faceted as are a lot of business owners of small and medium landscape businesses.   I joined the Board of the British Association of Landscape Industries in 2019 and have been actively progressing the ED&I agenda with my fellow Board Director, Adrian Wickham. I became Vice Chair in September of this year.  As we move forward. I am interested in how we, as an industry,…

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Steven Walley

Steven Walley is Managing Director of London Stone and has worked in the landscape industry for over 25 years.  London Stone are a family owned and run business who supply products and materials to create and enhance beautiful gardens. 

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Sam Hassall

Sam Hassall has been a professional in the Landscape environment for over 25 years.  He studied Civil engineering initially but then switched to landscape engineering with strong landscape design and horticulture elements.  He worked initially on contracting projects but turned to consultancy in the new millennium as he recognised a need for more precise cost consultancy in the landscape sector.  He is the MD of LandPRO Ltd which provides specialist advice to landscape professionals on cost feasibility of landscape projects both short and long term. He has been involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious public realm projects assisting to…

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Ruth Holmes

Ruth Lin Wong Holmes has 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Landscape Architect working for the public, private and voluntary sectors. Currently at London Legacy Development Corporation, responsible for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and developing neighbourhoods. She worked for The Royal Parks caring for over 5,000 acres of historic parkland in London working closely with Park Managers to improve the Parks with landscape architects. managers and designers.   At a Groundwork Trust, she specialised in co-design of greenspaces within housing estates. Voluntary roles include Chair of the London Parks and Gardens Trust, Vice Chair for the Royal Parks Guild Committee championing…

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Rosemary Coldstream

Rosemary Coldstream is a multi award-winning garden designer. Her design practice transforms a wide range of residential and commercial spaces, from rooftop gardens and bijoux city courtyards to large country estates.  Projects combine flair and creativity with a constant focus on quality and attention to detail. Clients are the forefront of the design process.  Helping them to realise their dreams gives Rosemary and her team immense pride and satisfaction. Rosemary is a registered and accredited member of both the SGD and BALI.  

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Ros Burnley

Ros is a consultant specialising in skills and workforce development in the land based sector.  She undertakes research, manages partnership projects and develops learning content.  She has facilitated trailblazer apprenticeships in England since 2014 and has supported the development of 8 and the review of a further 3 apprenticeships.  She works across horticulture, forestry, arboriculture and agriculture.  She is an assessor for the RHS Master of Horticulture and Co-Chair of PlantNetwork.    Ros has an M.Sc. in horticulture and undertook practical training in the U.S. before joining Plant Heritage to manage the National Plant Collection® scheme.  She established GreenSpace North West, a…

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Romy Rawlings

Romy Rawlings is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Commercial Director for Vestre Ltd, a Norwegian manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Romy’s entire career has been based in the landscape sector, with the last 15 years being spent predominantly with manufacturers of landscape materials.   Passionate about the impact of good design upon those using outdoor spaces, Romy strives to promote best practice in every aspect of her work. She believes the landscape profession is perfectly poised to address many of today’s global issues through their everyday work – a post-Covid green recovery, growing urbanisation and ever-increasing levels of migration, the climate emergency, enhancement…

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Roger Smith

I gained a Distinction on a 2 year Dipolma course in Garden Design from Brinsbury agricultural & Horticulture college in 1998. I then started working for Millstone Landscapes (Chichester) that same year as there in house designer & estimator. During my 3 years there I designed an array of small gardens and also designed an oriental style garden in Kingswood Surrey that went on to win the Best Newcomer award at the BALI awards in 2001. I joined Frost Landscapes in Milton Keynes late in 2001 as a dedicated Garden designer. Again designing mainly urban gardens and larger schemes which also…

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Robert Cunliffe

Robert is the Business Development Director for Tivoli Services who is the UK’s leading independent grounds maintenance provider with a passion for self delivering beautifully managed spaces, improving the environment and managing all forms of growth on behalf of our clients.  Robert has spent his career working with customers to create, bid, win, mobilise, operate, and develop partnerships with service providers in the support services industry  I have a passion for technology and innovation to make services better and more sustainable for customers and staff. 

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