We are a collaborative Landscape Architecture studio based in Bath

Our Landscape Institute registered practice is based in Bath, but we enhance environments all over the UK. Whether we're working on a project in our studio or out in the landscape, we believe success comes from collaboration.

SEED team 2023

BA (HONS) DIPLA CMLI Jack Marshall Director

Jack Marshall is a qualified Landscape Architect and the co-founder of SEED Landscape Design Limited. He has a passion for nature and loves fishing, running and exploring.

At SEED, Jack runs a number of projects as well as supporting and overseeing all of the other projects in the studio. He has designed and completed a number of community led schemes including Manor Works in Sheffield and DISH in London. He has also run a number of private landscapes including Oxpens in Oxfordshire and Langridge near Bath. Jack is currently running on two Cambridge and Oxford graduate and post graduate projects, Dyrham Park for the National Trust, a few private gardens

Prior to founding SEED, Jack worked for Dan Pearson Studio on a number of public realm projects including the design of a new roof garden for the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London with Hopkins Architects (Stirling Prize shortlisted) and the garden for the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre at Charing Cross Hospital in London with Richard Rogers (Stirling Prize winner).

Between 2000 and 2004, Jack worked at EDCO Design in London where he was part of an expanding team covering a variety of urban design and public space developments. These included the Triton Square development at Regents Place in London with British Land, the Greenpark development in Reading, and a scheme for the design and future management of 350 hectares of land along the River Kennet and the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Jack is a member of the Landscape Institute and an occasional lecturer/tutor at Bath University.

BSc (Hons) MArch (Hons) Bobbie Glendinning Landscape Architect Licentiate

Bobbie has a background in architecture, having completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Bath. Outside of SEED she likes to paint, hike and run.

Bobbie runs a few private garden projects and is managing the day to day running of our Glastonbury Abbey projects and supporting Jack on the Oxford and Cambridge projects with her technical expertise.

As part of her work experience, she spent over 2 years working for Macgregor Smith on a variety of urban design and public realm projects, harnessing an interest in landscape architecture and sustainability. She also completed a 9 month placement at Stonewood Design where she worked on a Museum of the Garden and several private residences.

Bobbie is currently studying for her Chartership in Landscape Architecture

Bsc (Hons) DipLA James Hamilton Director

James has a background in garden design and horticulture. He completed a Horticulture diploma at Berkshire college of Agriculture, BSc (Hons) in Landscape Design at Writtle school of design with an emphasis on planting and a Landscape Architecture conversion course at the University of Gloucestershire. Outside of work he is a keen mountain biker, runner and is currently working on a community woodland project for Frome Council where he lives with his family.

James runs many of our residential projects located throughout the UK including two private gardens in North Wales completing in summer 2024. He is also currently working on the implementation of The Field House as well as the design of a number of our other para 84 projects and advises on planting for many of SEED’s private and commercial schemes.

With over 15 years of experience, James has worked on a number of notable projects over the years including two Chelsea main avenue gardens, one of which won gold in 2014 whilst working as senior designer for Del Buono Gazerwitz He has collaborated with Piet Oudolf on a private garden in Berkshire and worked with Emma Clark on a Islamic Chahar-bagh for the award winning Cambridge Mosque whilst working as an Associate Landscape Architect for Urquhart & Hunt. He has also worked on a number of projects in Europe ranging from a two hectare site in Cap d'Antibes, a coastal project in Cannes and a private garden in Megève.

James is a pre-registered member of the Society of Garden designers.

BSc (Hons) MLA Zoe Dobson Landscape Architect

Zoe graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2021 with a Masters in Landscape Architecture (Distinction) and was awarded the Masters Scholarship. Outside of SEED she is completing a Diploma in botanical Illustration and enjoys traveling, running, walking and being in nature.

Zoe is mainly working on our Community Gardens & Landscapes and Parks & Schools and is working with James on the planting for Field House. She is taking more of a lead role in our para 80 projects and did most of the work on one of our social housing projects with Mikhail Riches in 2023.

Prior to SEED Zoe worked as a year out at LUC in Edinburgh, a gardener at Sussex Prairie and had work experience at Groundwork in Middlesbrough.

MA (Hons) MLA Tilly Rigby Graduate Landscape Architect

Tilly graduated in 2023 from the University of Edinburgh with a MLA (Distinction), winning the T Bowhill Gibson Scholarship for Best Skills in Site Analysis and Fieldwork 2022-2023. Her graduating project earned her inclusion in the 12th Barcelona International Landscape Biennial Schools Prize Category.

Tilly is mainly working and supporting Jack on his Oxford and Cambridge projects as well as working with him on a private garden just outside Bath.

Outside of the office, Tilly is an artist working with oil paint and charcoal. She also enjoys walking, camping, gardening, and growing.

Prior to SEED, Tilly interned for Ruderal in Tbilisi, Georgia and at Nicholson’s, Oxfordshire.

Alistair Lillystone 3D Technologist / BIM Manager

Alistair is helping us build and manage 3D computer models for our larger projects as well as some of our more complicated private garden projects. He is currently working with Jack, Bobbie and Tilly on the Oxford and Cambridge projects and James and Zoe on their Queensway Project in London.

Alistair has a lot of experience in working on large architectural projects. Recently he has worked for Grant Associates as their 3D design architect and a BIM coordinator and before that he worked for HOK Architects as their Design Architect and a BIM coordinator.

CMLI MA BSc (Hons) Sian Jones Heritage Landscape Architect

Jack has known Sian for over 20 years having met at EDCO Design in London. We integrate Sian into our team when working on heritage projects such as Dyrham Park for the National Trust or when we need additional support with our Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.

Sian’s specialist area of expertise is working with sensitive and heritage landscapes including World Heritage Sites, National Parks, AONBs, Heritage Coasts, Conservation Areas, Registered Parks and Gardens and within the settings of Listed Buildings and other heritage assets.

Her experience covers landscape restorations based on archival research, through to substantial contemporary interventions within historic settings. She has considerable experience of liaising with the National Trust, Historic England and Natural England, among other conservation bodies and is currently working with Seed at Dyrham Park.

While working together we have developed a design process which weaves together our naturalistic, sense of place approach with Sian’s heritage-based approach.