Wakehurst Place, RBG Kew

Designed Landscape Plan

Wakehurst Place is Royal Botanic Garden Kew’s spectacular site in the Sussex weald, and home to their mainly woody, phyto-geographic collections set within a grade II* registered historic landscape. The Designed Landscape Plan illustrates key design principles for each of its 26 phyto-geographic character areas. These will develop Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden’ philosophy into exotic meadows, steppes, and associated landscape typologies, creating analogies of wild landscape, underpinned by knowledge of the site’s conditions and historic significance. This strategy sets out spatial design and landscape management principles and priorities for each of the 26 character areas, to reflect and reinforce Wakehurst’s status as a world leading botanic garden over the next ten years.  

Design and project lead for LDA Design