After working for several years in design and conservation for landscapes in the public and private realm, including urban public parks, gardens, country parks, parklands and rural estates at a highly-respected landscape practice, Erika began working independently at the end of 2012. She has managed and contributed to conservation management planning, restoration and new design for a number of nationally and internationally significant parks and gardens. She is passionate about the creation of vibrant, sustainable, living landscapes for people and the natural environment, as well as balancing the very complex web of interdependent requirements of places with a range of social, community, natural and economic significances. Clients have included local authorities, the National Trust and private clients.
Areas of work include:
- Landscape design, from concept to construction and planting
- Conservation, restoration and new design for parks and gardens
- Conservation Management and Parkland Plans
- Site survey and analysis
- Historical survey and analysis
- Specialist reports
- Community and stakeholder consultation
- Contract management
- Advice and assistance with funding applications, including to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- Planning applications
Erika has given invited talks on her projects, contributed to training events on parks restoration and was featured on BBC Radio Four’s Gardeners’ Question Time in a segment on the Wollaton Park Camellia House (February 2, 2010).Follow @EDiazPetersen