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Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

Greenhill House, 90-93 Cowcross Street, EC1M  |  +44 207 253 2100

www.tlg-landscape.co.uk

Gardener and historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan takes on a range of projects in Britain and abroad, many with a conservation slant. ‘My work reflects my interest in the dramatic and sculptural potential of landscape, and is imbued with whimsical, historical eclecticism’, he says. ‘I like to think that my gardens are intelligent as well as beautiful, as they are informed by my training as an architect, landscape architect, geographer and historian.’ Since entering private practice in 1990 Todd has advised on a number of landscapes. He has developed and implemented long-term landscape management plans for the National Trust, English Heritage and a wide range of private owners in the UK and abroad. He has similarly had extensive input in the conservation and redevelopment of a variety of historic landscapes including The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace Gardens and The Crown Estate [Central London]. In 1995 he co-ordinated the revision of The Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest [in London] for English Heritage and the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd has also been responsible for a number of new garden and landscape designs in Britain and abroad, including the precincts of Southwark Cathedral, extensive gardens at Villa Terranova [Umbria], Stackallan House [Co. Meath, Ireland], and Fustic House, St Lucy and Bauva, Cattlewash [Barbados]. He has worked on the private estates in the UK, France, Greece, Qatar, South Africa, and Trinidad. He is currently collaborating with Gianni Botsford Architects and Mole Architects to design a new village on a 500-acre hillside site in Taiwan for the Taiwan Land Development Corporation, and with Jamie Fobert Architects to create a new landscape setting for Kettle’s Yard [art gallery] in Cambridge. He recently designed a new garden for Marylebone School in Central London [RIBA National Award], the landscape setting for Clore Learning Centre in the Tiltyard at Hampton Court Palace, and created and implemented a new garden in Chapel Court at Hampton Court Palace [for Historic Royal Palaces]. In March 2012 he completed the redesign of Kensington Palace Gardens [the eleven acre pleasure ground around the Palace] to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. He holds a variety of advisory roles including Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces and is founder member and President of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd lectures widely on landscape history and design both in Britain and abroad, is a lecturer on the MA course in Historical and Sustainable Architecture at New York University, and contributes regularly to a range of publications including Country Life, The Times, Apollo, Art Review, Garden History, The Sunday Telegraph, The Journal of Garden History, The Art Newspaper, The Burlington Magazine and World of Interiors. He is founder and editor of The London Gardener, journal of the London Parks and Gardens Trust, and is the author of The London Town Garden 1700-1840, The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace and The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town.

Gardener and historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan takes on a range of projects in Britain and abroad, many with a conservation slant. ‘My work reflects my interest in the dramatic and sculptural potential of landscape, and is imbued with whimsical, historical eclecticism’, he says. ‘I like to think that my gardens are intelligent as well as beautiful, as they are informed by my training as an architect, landscape architect, geographer and historian.’ Since entering private practice in 1990 Todd has advised on a number of landscapes. He has developed and implemented long-term landscape management plans for the National Trust, English Heritage and a wide range of private owners in the UK and abroad. He has similarly had extensive input in the conservation and redevelopment of a variety of historic landscapes including The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace Gardens and The Crown Estate [Central London]. In 1995 he co-ordinated the revision of The Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest [in London] for English Heritage and the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd has also been responsible for a number of new garden and landscape designs in Britain and abroad, including the precincts of Southwark Cathedral, extensive gardens at Villa Terranova [Umbria], Stackallan House [Co. Meath, Ireland], and Fustic House, St Lucy and Bauva, Cattlewash [Barbados]. He has worked on the private estates in the UK, France, Greece, Qatar, South Africa, and Trinidad. He is currently collaborating with Gianni Botsford Architects and Mole Architects to design a new village on a 500-acre hillside site in Taiwan for the Taiwan Land Development Corporation, and with Jamie Fobert Architects to create a new landscape setting for Kettle’s Yard [art gallery] in Cambridge. He recently designed a new garden for Marylebone School in Central London [RIBA National Award], the landscape setting for Clore Learning Centre in the Tiltyard at Hampton Court Palace, and created and implemented a new garden in Chapel Court at Hampton Court Palace [for Historic Royal Palaces]. In March 2012 he completed the redesign of Kensington Palace Gardens [the eleven acre pleasure ground around the Palace] to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. He holds a variety of advisory roles including Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces and is founder member and President of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd lectures widely on landscape history and design both in Britain and abroad, is a lecturer on the MA course in Historical and Sustainable Architecture at New York University, and contributes regularly to a range of publications including Country Life, The Times, Apollo, Art Review, Garden History, The Sunday Telegraph, The Journal of Garden History, The Art Newspaper, The Burlington Magazine and World of Interiors. He is founder and editor of The London Gardener, journal of the London Parks and Gardens Trust, and is the author of The London Town Garden 1700-1840, The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace and The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town.