MARIAN BOSWALL

FLI CMLI MSGD MBALI
MA Oxon, MA Landscape Architecture

A leading landscape architect and horticulturalist with a reputation for creating beautiful places often in historic places, Marian is known for her thoughtful and contextual design approach. She works with the setting, the people and local materials to discover and develop the special and the important in each landscape. Respect for the ecology, the history and the future inform her thinking and the studio’s designs, which she is involved with at all stages.

She specialises in historic landscapes, and was a lecturer in Historic Garden Conservation at Greenwich University for several years and is historic gardens’ advisor to several important estates and gardens. A Fellow of the Landscape Institute and former Director of the British Association of Landscape Industries and the Blackthorn Trust biodynamic healing garden, she is also co-founder of the naissant Sustainable Landscape Foundation. Her projects invest in the land for the very long term, as with the Charleston centenary project, whilst others include strong sculptural installations in a heritage landscape as at The Watts Gallery, and blending new gardens into an old landscape as at Rye River Front. Wellness is a deeply embedded ethos: Marian works with the way the land can heal and connect us on all levels; in early 2020 she gave a TedX talk on how our gardens can care for us and the earth. Marian writes and lectures on sustainable design and was awarded the Garden Columnist of the Year in 2019.

Marian has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Greenwich University and a Masters in Modern Languages from Oxford University. Her first career was as an international management consultant. When not in the garden she loves to disappear off ski touring in remote areas.

Marian Boswall Bw2021

A leading landscape architect and horticulturalist with a reputation for creating beautiful places often in historic places, Marian is known for her thoughtful and contextual design approach. She works with the setting, the people and local materials to discover and develop the special and the important in each landscape. Respect for the ecology, the history and the future inform her thinking and the studio’s designs, which she is involved with at all stages. 

She specialises in historic landscapes, and was a lecturer in Historic Garden Conservation at Greenwich University for several years and is historic gardens’ advisor to several important estates and gardens. A Fellow of the Landscape Institute and former Director of the British Association of Landscape Industries and the Blackthorn Trust biodynamic healing garden, she is also co-founder of the naissant Sustainable Landscape Foundation. Her projects invest in the land for the very long term, as with the Charleston centenary project, whilst others include strong sculptural installations in a heritage landscape as at The Watts Gallery, and blending new gardens into an old landscape as at Rye River Front. Wellness is a deeply embedded ethos: Marian works with the way the land can heal and connect us on all levels; in early 2020 she gave a TedX talk on how our gardens can care for us and the earth. Marian writes and lectures on sustainable design and was awarded the Garden Columnist of the Year in 2019.

Marian has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Greenwich University and a Masters in Modern Languages from Oxford University. Her first career was as an international management consultant. When not in the garden she loves to disappear off ski touring in remote areas.