Dominic is a qualified Landscape Architect, Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over thirty years experience. He is designer of the Eden Project and recognised for this through the Landscape Institute Peter Youngman Award and being granted Fellowship of the Institute of Horticulture. He believes that successful projects work through a collaboration between designer and gardener / contractor and has campaigned throughout his career for recognition of Horticulture as an important and rewarding profession.
Dominic has worked extensively on historic gardens and parks and is well known in the industry. He is President of The Gardens Trust and was chair of the National Trust Gardens Advisory Panel for nine years . He has an OBE for services to Landscape Conservation and a Royal Horticultural Society medal for services to Horticulture.
Clients include the National Trust, Historic England, Local Authorities, Charitable Trusts and private clients.
Recent work includes a new Masterplan for Painshill Park, advising the National Trust on their response to the impact of HS2 on NT properties, a new design for the walled garden at Stanmer Park: ‘One Garden Brighton’, Springfield Park Hackney and a new car park for Wimpole Hall Cambridge.
Masterplans / visions for: Ham House, Valence Park Barking, Eastbury Manor Dagenham, Hampstead Heath, Lowther Castle, Wimpole Hall, Sheringham Park, Chalton House Greenwich, Coleg Gwent Usk, Brockwell Park lambeth, Heligan and University of East Anglia.
Landscape advice / project work: ZSL Snowdon Aviary, Magdalen College Oxford, Aviary Hill Winter Garden Greenwich, Foyle River Gardens Derry (for Eden Project), Twycross Zoo Geffrye Museum: Museum of the Home.
Other projects: Stowe , Horniman Museum and Gardens, Faversham War Memorial garden, Box Hill monument, Alexandra Palace Park, Wrest Park, Audley End, Dover castle, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Goring Hotel, Sanderson Hotel, Churchill Gardens Pimlico, Preston Park Brighton.
With The Gardens Trust and Historic England Dominic has championed recognition of C20th designed landscapes and was part of the team that added over thirty mid C20th landscape sites to the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens in 2021.