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John Moreland DipLA FSGD AofU

John Moreland is a Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers and a member of the Academy of Urbanism. 


An award-winning landscape architect and urban designer, John is based in Cornwall with a host of projects to reference. Creating designs for both private and public spaces: John has been designing for more than 45 years in the UK and the Mediterranean area, and is involved in a variety of projects both in terms of style and scale, traditional or contemporary.

John’s designs can be seen around Penzance: the Penzance Waterfront schemes, Alexandra Play Park, Abbey Basin amenity area and Penzance Bus/Rail Terminus and to the West with Peter de Savery’s Land’s End development.

John has won many accolades including three times Gold Medal winner for Show Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show with colleague Arabella Lennox-Boyd. He was the winner of the SGD National Awards in 2016, for Large Residential Garden (3 acres plus) and the Judge’s Choice for all designs submitted.

John is a public speaker and author. His book Chelsea Gold features the best of the Gold Medal gardens over ten years, published in hardback and paperback by Cassell in the year 2000.

He is also the author of Small Gardens, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Practical Guides published by Dorling Kindersley.

For three years, John was one of the principal judges of the Show Gardens at the International Hampton Court Flower Show.

John was also a past Director and one of the principal tutors in Design & Construction for the Garden Design School at Capel Manor; run in conjunction with colleagues Jill Billington and David Stevens of BBC’s Gardens by Design plus a part-time tutor in Garden Design at Duchy College, Cornwall.

Currently, John is teaching Design for Construction to student gardeners at the Tresco Abbey Sub-Tropical Gardens on the Isles of Scilly with the Garden’s Curator Mike Nelhams.

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