In every setting we can find clues and references on how we might go about designing the land. A landscape that enters into dialogue with its context is often richer than a landscape designed in isolation. Through a sensitive process of interpretation and abstraction, new landscapes can be created that are in sympathy with the cultural and physical identity of the setting.     

Landscape architecture is about making responsive places. In today’s information-based society we are exposed to a continual stream of rapid communication and distraction. The need for zones of calm and contemplation is on the rise. Designing with simplicity and restraint, gardens can be created that provide space for the mind.

Ultimately a designer's aim is to create places of beauty. Looking beyond styles and fashions, a good landscape design is often characterised by a timeless elegance.