Richard Sneesby

Landscape Architects

Richard's bio

I am a chartered landscape architect, based in Cornwall, who specialises in public and private gardens, landscape and garden consultancy, landscape impact assessments, landscape planning, design education and garden design writing.

I also teach at Duchy College in Cornwall and run design workshops and CPD events for professional garden designers.  I am on the selection panel for gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show and am a judge for the Society of Garden Designers annual awards.

Richard Sneesby Landscape Architects was established in 1991.  During the past 25 years we have undertaken a very wide range of projects, both commercial and private.  We have designed large scale land reclamation projects, country parks, commercial developments, school grounds, play areas, historic landscapes and private gardens. Our consultancy work has involved strategic planning of historic estates, holiday parks, strategic master planning and development, and the creation of ecological nature reserves.  Our work for developers in the south-west covers feasibility studies, pre-application planning, planning applications and discharge of conditions.  We have completed over 30 LVIAs for tourist sites, rural developments, housing and green energy projects, many of which have been done in Cornwall.

I teach degree-level landscape design part-time at The Eden Project, am a show garden judge for the RHS at Chelsea Flower Show and other RHS shows, and am head of the national judging team for the Society of Garden Designers.  I have worked alongside many of the best known names in landscape and garden design in the UK and am regularly asked to give lectures and chair national conferences on important new areas of research and practice.

The practice now specialises in landscape planning and, as a design studio, bridging the gap between commercial landscapes and gardens, especially in rural and coastal areas.  Each project is approached individually and we strive to give each place its own unique identity.