About us

Landscape Institute

The competition is managed by the Landscape Institute (LI), the UK professional body for landscape professionals, with the help and support of our partners.

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers. The Landscape Institute supports their members through advocacy programmes, events and numerous networking activities, many of which are organised through their branches across the UK. 

Contact the LI if you’d like to discuss a competition idea for your sector.

Barnet London Borough

London Borough of Barnet

Since its formation as a London Borough in 1965, Barnet has evolved into a thriving borough with much to be proud of. Barnet is London’s largest borough by population, home to more than 400,000 people and the capital’s biggest housing delivery programme. The London borough of Barnet is a great place to live, work and visit, with more than 200 green spaces and parks, excellent schools, vibrant town centres and diverse communities.

Visit the London Borough of Barnet Website

Competition Landscape Advisor

Andrew Cottage, Associate Director, Urban Edge Architecture

Andrew Cottage is a chartered landscape architect with some 30 years of experience. He has created a diverse range of landscapes including forest schools, science parks, places to live, and new public parks. He has particularly enjoyed revitalising historic landscapes and public parks around the country.

When not working, Andrew loves visiting parks and gardens, cycling, and has recently created his own wildlife-friendly perennial garden at his home in Lincolnshire.