Landscape Planning

Julian Tatlock Garden and Landscape Design is a multi skilled consultancy. We provide a comprehensive range of landscape planning and design services. We create imaginative private and public landscapes that support and satisfy the landscape requirements for residential and commercial developments and school learning.


Residential and Commercial Landscapes

Landscape schemes are now a requirement of all new build planning applications and we specialise in the discharge of landscape planning conditions and reserved matters, using sympathetic design to create landscape proposals that are designed to meet the local planning authorities’ planning conditions.

We work collaboratively with architects, building surveyors, developers and individuals that require a well designed landscaping scheme for either residential housing, commercial developments or one-off new builds.

We are successful in gaining planning approval for new developments and diversification schemes, and we combine our expertise in landscape design with arboriculture and ecology.

We design strong, simple, visually attractive landscape schemes that comply with the requirements of the planning authority. A lot of our commissions are to design landscapes that integrate new developments into sensitive areas; these may be historical settings, conservation areas and listed buildings, or environmental habitats, which we take great pleasure in doing – and we are experienced at negotiating with planning authorities on our clients’ behalf.

Public and Private Gardens

We are responsible for the landscape design and master planning of a range of projects, from private domestic gardens through to large rural estates and large public gardens such as the Royal National Rose Society Gardens, St Albans.

The landscape design must be sympathetic to the bigger backdrop. We consider the way a garden sits within its landscape, exploring, for example, the opportunities of borrowing the scenery beyond and bringing the views in to the proposed garden so that the new and established elements link together. We try and discern the garden’s unique sense of place and how it relates to its setting, and identify the best way to harness these elements to create an imaginative and inspiring garden.


Educational and School Gardens

Our philosophy for the design of school gardens focuses on creating landscapes that not only encourage children to learn, but also look at how best and where best the children can learn.

Our school gardens aim to add value to classroom learning, not only in encouraging achievement but also in supporting the development of key life skills such as problem solving, co operation and communication; and offering opportunities for creativity, independence, challenge and adventure.

We collaborate with teachers, pupils and parents to ensure our school garden designs encourage teachers to use the outdoor garden as both a learning resource and a real life experience, and that the finished garden is a place where children can appreciate nature and the environment and develop a responsibility for its nurture and protection.