Associate Landscape Architect/Planner
Lisa started life studying agriculture; moving on after a few years to horticulture and design before finally settling into Landscape Architecture (but did sneak in an Arboriculture course after this.. )
Lisa is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and has over 25 years’ experience in all things related to the landscape, its design, development, protection and enhancement. Lisa has worked in several top class practices within Suffolk, Essex and the South West and has worked independently for some 15 years since, learning and gaining very varied experience on all sizes and types of projects. Her horticultural training was topped off by the world renowned Beth Chatto, leaving Lisa with a philosophy of ‘right plant, right place’, which is ingrained into all of her schemes.
She believes that having a sound and broad basis in practical experience has provided her with a unique understanding of the landscape and a unique perspective as a Landscape Architect. She is able to offer a comprehensive range of services and enjoys getting out and assessing the landscape, writing LVIAs and creating high quality landscape schemes that both help the project through the planning stages and provide a high quality, sustainable landscapes for her Clients. These have ranged from stately homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, parklands, housing developments of all sizes to private developments and gardens.
Understanding the landscape character, soils, vegetation and the social and historic elements of a site allows a very strong design concept, and can steer the project in the right direction from the outset. Lisa embraces a challenging site and believes that working closely with Clients, the most fitting solutions can always be found – with a good dose imagination, hard work and dedication.
Life outside Parker Planning Services
Outside of work, Lisa likes to squeeze as much into the day as possible. She is currently trying to design her own innovative house. She has two horses (taking her daughter to lots of events), two cats a dog and two holiday cottages – a good excuse to get out in the garden and the fresh air which she loves. She also enjoys skiing, walking and dancing.