About Us

Our Difference is our Dedication

ELD in Brief

ELD is an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Chartered Landscape Architects with a combined team experience of over 45 years. ELD has a wealth of knowledge in all matters relating to strategic landscape appraisals, masterplanning, concept design, detailed design, planning liaison and contract administration, at cost effective and competitive rates.

ELD excels in working on projects that require passion and imagination, providing inspiration for commercial and domestic clients’ external environments. We are successful in gaining planning approval for new development. and diversification schemes. We combine our expertise in landscape architecture with assessment and arboriculture and ecology provided through our team of approved external consultants.

In providing a high quality design service, we firmly believe ELD delivers effective solutions, fulfilling the brief and aspiring to create high quality hard and soft landscaped environments. As such, the following quote has become a core belief within our team that we pass on to our clients.

  • Direct access to key personnel;
  • Clear & transparent presentation of fees;
  • Working to your deadlines;
  • Exceeding your expectations;
  • Excellent customer service;
  • Relationships built on honesty, reliability and trust;
  • Real ‘added value’.
  • A Chartered Practice registered with the Landscape Institute, with over 40 years combined experience;
  • We are team players – contributing as part of a project team;
  • ELD designs completed by competent, UK qualified landscape architects and checked by a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, CMLI, before issue;
  • ELD has a proven, consistent ability to support your project through the planning system;
  • ELD experience provides continuity between feasibility assessments, through detailed design to project to completion;
  • Impartial advice provided for design & site audits
  • A digital office, compatible with client IT provision;
  • You will never receive a ‘formula’, design solution, as we review each site individually;
  • Our planning application drawings can also be used for tender / construction;
  • Our drawings are well presented and easy to read;
  • We avoid over-specification at all levels saving both time and financial resources;
  • NHBC Warranties will not be compromised.
  • Our guarantees;
  • Professionalism and integrity;
  • Enthusiasm and passion for your vision;
  • Personal client relationships.

The key benefit of an ELD appointment is that nothing is too much trouble and our guarantees deliver reliability.

ELD Uniqueness

As Chartered Landscape Architects, ELD has provided clients with commitment and guarantees over the past decade, that have resulted in an established reputation for providing well specified landscape designs to gain planning approval.

We are very proud to announce that ELD was an integral part of two RIBA award winning teams awarded, ‘Building of the Year’, in the ‘Spirit of Ingenuity’ awards, for a high design and high specification New Stud Headquarters building in Newmarket for a private client and ‘The Avenue’, a residential scheme at Saffron Waldon.

These awards reflect our team’s dedication and passion for landscape design and the environment and thus, our motto is, ‘Our Difference… is our Dedication’. This ethos has become a core belief and known to be supported by the numerous repeat project commissions from our clients, which bears testimony to our ongoing commitment to design landscapes for future generations.

Our relationships are built on honesty, reliability & trust and we always actively welcome feedback. Although we are confident that you will be more than satisfied with the service you receive, should you find that this not the case, we will address your issues, however small, immediately with a view to restoring your confidence.

Landscape – to us it’s not just a job; it’s your vision and our way of life

Team & Independent Consultants


Ruth Elwood

Managing Director

Andi Elstone

Practice Manager

Louise Wiseman

Consultant Landscape Architect

Stephen Hayden

Arboricultural Consultant