Welcome to Open Spaces, Landscape Architects, Tree and Ecological Consultants.

Established in 1995, Open Spaces is now a medium-sized multi-disciplinary practice, specialising in all aspects of landscape, arboricultural and ecological consultancy.  You can be confident that we will provide you with a fully integrated service covering all aspects of landscape design and consultancy, planning, ecology and tree related matters and whether you are an Architect, developer, builder or Planning Consultant, we can offer you and your project practical, pragmatic yet innovative advice and solutions, ensuring the fastest possible progression of your project through the planning system.

We are a Registered Practice with the Landscape Institute, our ecologists are all full members of CIEEM and our tree consultants are all qualified in arboriculture.

Our Ethos

Open Spaces is committed to providing a comprehensive, approachable professional service, delivered within a time frame to suit our client. We believe in delivering the highest quality landscape, whatever the scale or nature of the project or budgetary constraints.

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Our Team

Graeme Drummond
Graeme Drummond
BSc(Hons), DipLA, CMLI, FArborA, MBALI - Director
Graeme is a Chartered Landscape Architect, a Fellow of the Arboricultural Association and a BALI Registered Designer. With a career that includes working as Tree and Landscape Officer within a local authority and as a University lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Graeme’s experience and qualifications give him a unique holistic understanding of the three main areas …
Karolyn Mowll
Karolyn Mowll
BSc(Hons), MSGD, Cert Arb L4(ABC) - Director
Karolyn is a fully qualified (BSc Hons) Landscape Designer, qualified in Arboriculture to L4, Practice Manager and Member of Society of Garden Designers. With a background in marketing and a former career in the City, Karolyn takes the lead in soft landscape design while ensuring the smooth running of our commissions and all aspects of …
Sophie Sturgeon
Sophie Sturgeon
BSc (Hons) - Assistant Landscape Architect
Sophie recently graduated from Writtle University College with a degree in Landscape and Garden Design, winning the Essex Gardens Trust People’s Choice Awards and becoming a finalist of the Society of Garden Designers Awards 2020 for her design dissertation. Sophie has especially enjoyed undertaking voluntary work abroad, supporting children with disabilities, with a focus on …
Adam Yardley
Adam Yardley
BSc (Hons) - Assistant Landscape Architect

Adam is currently studying at Writtle University College to complete his MA in Landscape Architecture, and has already gained extensive experience within the landscape industry, having worked in horticulture, sports turf management and design and build of private gardens.  Whilst studying his BSc, Adam was Course Representative, design studio technician assisting and tutoring other students, and achieved an award for community excellence while sports representative for the Student Union.  In addition to hard and soft landscape design and the preparation of LVIAs, Adam takes the lead on 3D models and accompanying visuals.

Pete Harris
Pete Harris
Principal Ecological Consultant - BSc(Hons) MCIEEM
Pete has been an ecologist for over 10 years and worked in ecological consultancy for over 15 years. Experienced in all aspects of protected species surveys and mitigation design, Pete has been involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from single developments to strategic urban renewal schemes subject to full EIAs. Ever pragmatic, Pete …
Dan Sullivan
Dan Sullivan
Senior Ecological Consultant - MCIEEM
Dan is an ecological Consultant with over 14 years experience in a wide range of surveys and ecological work, including Preliminary Ecological Assessments, nesting, wintering and breeding birds, bats, badgers, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and water voles. Dan has experience in mitigation design and managed many reptile and great crested newt translocations. Dan has …