Photo credits: Kim Wilkie

After 25 years of running his own practice, Kim now works as a strategic and conceptual landscape consultant. He collaborates with architects and landscape architects around the world and combines designing with the muddy practicalities of running a small farm in Hampshire, where he is now based.Kim studied history at Oxford and landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, before setting up his landscape studio in London in 1989.

He continues to teach and lecture in America; writes optimistically about land and place from Hampshire; and meddles in various national committees on landscape and environmental policy in the UK.Current projects are focused on regenerative farming combined with human settlement, both in England and North America.


Orpheus at Boughton, Northamptonshire, UK

The inverted grass pyramid descends 7 metres below the level of the restored terraces. Walking around the landscape, the new design is invisible, but drawing near to the mount, a gentle grass path spirals down to a square pool of still water deep underground.

Heveningham Hall, Suffolk, UK

The original Victorian Garden behind the Grade 1 eighteenth century hall has been replaced with a completely new garden of sweeping grass terraces. The terraces flow with the rising land, arcing in a Fibonacci series fan that encompasses the veteran trees and gives the house room to breathe.

Shawford Park, Hampshire, UK

Beyond the garden fortifications, a contemporary interpretation of water meadows, with sinuous channels curving between a quilted landscape of wildflowers, has replaced a gang-mown polo pitch and helipad.

Photo credits: Peter Douglas

Great Fosters, Surrey, UK

Restoration of an early mediaeval house and protection of the land from the intrusion of the M25 motorway with 6 metre high earthworks and a formal turf amphitheatre.

Photo credits: Kim Wilkie

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Design for the garden as a pivotal space at the centre of the V&A as part of the Future Plan for the whole museum. The design is based on the traditional simplicity of a garden courtyard with the drama and flexibility of a stage set.

Photo credits: Kim Wilkie

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA

Sweeping grass terraces emerge from a new landform and open southwards to the gardens and entrance. Domed top lit lavatory cabinets are hidden within the earthform. These cabinets open off a glass roofed spine through walls of ferns.

Photo credits: Kim Wilkie

The Holt, Hampshire, UK

Sculpting of a steep, chaotic slope behind a seventeenth-century house to form curving grass tiers that descend to a central zig zag spine.

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