John has more than 25 years’ professional experience and is a widely published and respected designer, lecturing on his work both in the UK and abroad. He has designed hundreds of landscape projects over the years, many of which have won awards, ranging from private gardens to large scale development projects.
Having graduated with a Landscape Architecture Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1983, John became a Member of the Landscape Institute in 1990 and was recognised as a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers in 2011, having serving on its Council from 2004-2010.
John formed the company Bowles & Wyer together with Chris Bowles in 1993 and continues to take a lead role in design, client liaison and the planning process.
John writes a widely-read monthly blog that explores his insights into the design process, ponders on the roles of landscape and maintenance, and relates his adventures with cycling and swimming ponds.
Dan joined Bowles & Wyer Contracts Ltd, the landscape construction arm of the business, in 2006.
With a background in hard and soft landscape construction, Dan has been involved in numerous medal-winning Chelsea gardens and award-winning commercial landscapes.
Dan’s client portfolio covers private clients, government bodies and commercial organisations and his expertise covers a number of areas including landscape restoration, town & country gardens and commercial projects. Click here to go to Bowles & Wyer Contracts separate web site.
Vicky graduated with an Honours Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1984, and became a member of the Landscape Institute in 1986.
She is married to John and had a successful career in landscape private practice before joining Bowles and Wyer at its inception.
Vicky’s particular expertise is in larger projects, urban design and strategic landscape planning, but she is equally at home designing courtyards and roof gardens. She has the skills to deliver a scheme that satisfies a client’s commercial brief without losing sight of inspired design solutions.
Jeff graduated with a Diploma in Horticulture (Best Overall Student) from Kew in 1993 and joined Bowles & Wyer in 1996, having previously worked with us as a student in the early 1990’s.
Jeff is our Horticultural Supervisor and as such has overall control of all our horticulture and maintenance operations. He has an unparalleled drive for achieving the highest quality on site. Jeff also runs our training programme and mentors many of our newer gardeners. Jeff is our longest serving employee and a cornerstone of the business.
Glen graduated with a Degree in Geography from the University of Derby in 2006 and joined Bowles & Wyer in 2008.
Glen is our Hard Landscape Manager and is responsible for delivering high quality hard landscape on sites across southern England. He has undertaken many training courses since joining us and continually updates his skills. He was responsible for overseeing the BALI Grand Award-winning scheme in Surrey in 2010.
Mandy Jones is the hub of Bowles & Wyer – she runs the office and administration. Since she joined B&W in 2006, she has got to know how everything works and makes sure that things move smoothly forward. If you have any problems or can't get hold of who you need at B&W, Mandy is your first point of call.
Chris originally trained in horticulture and arboriculture, graduating with the Kew Diploma. After two years spent establishing a botanic garden in South America, Chris returned to the UK and has spent most of his career engaged in landscape project management.
Chris is equally at home dealing with issues ranging from plants, paving, brickwork, cranes, logistics or personnel but essentially his job is to make things work on the ground and to ensure B&W maintains the standards we have always achieved over the last 21 years. (He also loves Cricket)!
Matthew graduated from Merrist Wood in 1990 and gained national recognition working with a market leader, before joining the group’s construction only arm, Bowles & Wyer Contracts Ltd in 2006. He has over 20 years’ industry experience working on private and commercial construction projects in the UK and abroad.
Matthew’s expertise lies in competitive pricing and management of sizeable landscape maintenance portfolios for blue chip companies, high profile local authorities and private estates. Click here to go to Bowles & Wyer Contracts separate web site.
Henry Scott graduated with a BSc in Landscape Architecture from the Writtle in 2014 and joined B&W the same year. He had previously worked as a landscape contractor in the UK and Australia so has a good practical understanding of construction as well as being a talented designer. Henry’s particular skill is in visualisation of projects, but he also works as a designer in a wide range of schemes.
James graduated with a first class Honours Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture from the University of Gloucestershire in 2005 and joined Bowles & Wyer the same year. In 2011 he gained Chartered Landscape Architect status.
James’ work for the company has included gardens, roof gardens and larger projects, including responsibility for the design of the company's BALI Grand Award-winning scheme in December 2010 (a private garden in Surrey >>).
James specialises in running jobs in a multi-disciplinary environment and has the ability to consider the big picture whilst having a keen an eye for detail.
Stuart graduated with a Degree in Garden Design from Writtle College in 1999 and joined Bowles & Wyer a year later.
Stuart’s specialist area is planting design and he has exceptionally good links within the nursery industry. He is responsible for most of our soft landscape schemes and takes a design from initial client liaison and planting concept to detailed design and sourcing, supervising the finished scheme on site. He has an extremely good reputation in the industry and is part of the horticultural heart of Bowles & Wyer.
Jens is a talented garden designer with long experience in the landscape industry in Germany. He joined the company in 2012, having graduated from Greenwich University with a Degree in Garden Design. As well as being a versatile and technically proficient designer, he has an enviable flair for graphics and presentation. He is currently studying landscape architecture part time at Greenwich University