Meeting to shape our built environment


EDLA are creative Landscape Architects specialising in Landscape Design and Strategic Landscape Planning.

We are proud to be a team that is multi-cultural, multi-aged, and gender balanced.  We represent the now, with the ambition for tomorrow. Our approach combines energy, imagination, experience and determination.  We approach every project with thoughtfulness and expertise and our vision is borne out of respect for the landscape, sustainability, and aesthetic sensitivity.

We create spaces that tell stories.  We are natural collaborators and appreciate working with others. We value partnerships that allow us to meet and exceed the visions of our clients. Projects are not about us. They are about creating places for nature, and for people to live, love, work, and grow up and grow old in. We borrow them and leave our imprint on their success.  Our approach delivers, evidenced by our high success rate at the planning stage.  We have particular expertise on projects in the south-east.

Our design solutions are bold, innovative and captivating, and always contextualised to meet the scheme’s history, ambition and objectives.

We are visual storytellers and our considered and thoughtful approach is respected and highly valued by our clients. We provide logical, clear, and succinct advice based on our thorough and credible analysis.  We have extensive and respected knowledge in this area and have built strong relationships with local councils and planning representatives.  We also have a strong knowledge of sensitive landscape designations including the Kent Downs AONB and High Weald AONB.

The team are involved in complex projects across Kent with highly regarded developers and co-consultants.  These schemes currently include Sea Hive’s Wave Garden (Betteshanger Park), the historic Newtown Works regeneration proposals (Ashford), The Community Centre and Sports Pavilion at Ebbsfleet Garden City, residential schemes from riverside apartments (The Old Flour Mill at Ashford) to strategic sites for new homes, school, country parks, nature trails and cycle routes (for example Land South of Birchington-on-Sea), and various private estates within the countryside (under paragraph 80).

Directors Eleanor Trenfield and Donald Roberts are highly experienced and sit on design review panels and are guest lecturers and Design Council Experts.  Eleanor Trenfield and Richard Hammond are experienced landscape witnesses and Donald Roberts is an advisor to the London Legacy Development Corporation.



Jo Gibbs - Practice Manager

Tel: 01227 490485