John Medhurst MLI. MI.Hort A.A.Dipl.Cons.
I am a landscape architect with over forty years experience covering most aspects of landscape architecture and horticulture in both public and private offices and have in the past been involved with the project design and contract management of schemes for urban highways, power stations, universities, civic buildings, industrial areas, forestry, environmental improvements, private gardens and public parks, hospital complexes and housing.
I trained as a gardener at the Kent Horticultural Institute at Swanley and studied Landscape Architecture at London University when Peter Youngman ran the course there and more recently undertook a post graduate qualification in Landscape and Garden Conservation at the Architectural Association School in London.
Before commencing in private practice I had a successful career in local government culminating in the post of Head of the Landscape Profession at the Greater London Council’s Architect���������s Department.
I ran the landscape design studio for the students at the Royal Botanic Garden’s School of Horticulture for ten years as well as teaching and lecturing at other Universities in and around London.
I am now a sole practitioner and not usually involved in more than half a dozen projects each year, giving each one my full attention.
In case my landscape experience can be of use to you, here is a selection of my recent work giving an indication of the variety and quality of my completed landscape projects, and the clients and architects with whom I have been privileged to work.
In addition I am frequently asked to produce soft landscape drawings and planting plans and to undertake landscape evaluation studies, as well as carrying out pre-development tree surveys (none of which are easy to illustrate here but can be of prime importance in securing planning approval).
Tree surveys were produced for sixty seven Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve properties in Greater London during 2008 and 2009 and I am also currently acting as a Landscape and Tree Adviser to the Diocesan Advisory Committee of the Diocese of Southwark.