Alistair has an international reputation as a garden designer and educator, delivering courses and lectures throughout the UK, Far East and North America. Ranked in the House and Garden Top 50 garden designers, Alistair leads a practice based in North Yorkshire delivering high-spec public and private gardens throughout the UK as well as several public and show gardens in the Far East, his work featuring in many of the leading lifestyle and garden design journals. He has lectured widely in China and North America and has delivered courses internationally on design and graphic communication. He believes passionately in creating a learning environment for students that is rich, engaging, relevant and hands-on.
Alistair spent twelve years teaching landscape and garden design at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett) where he gained a reputation for nurturing talent, using his own design projects as learning material and sharing first hand experiences from the garden design front line.
Alistair and his team have built up a wealth of experience in delivering rich and well-crafted gardens and students at the Yorkshire School of Garden Design will get a real insight into how they design, communicate and deliver their projects.
Alistair is the Principal Tutor and course leader on the Diploma in Garden Design and his role includes delivering lectures, mentoring students during studio design sessions and leading study visits to gardens and landscapes around the UK.