Professor Arnold WeddleFounder – Professor Arnold Weddle

Our Mission

Weddle Landscape Design is a Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning consultancy, founded in 1957 by Professor Arnold Weddle.  Based in Sheffield, we have an International and broadranging portfolio.

The practice is primarily a landscape architecture consultancy with well respected technical strength in arboriculture, site planning, design and contract documentation and wide experience of ecological and environmental appraisal.

Over the last 57 Years we have developed a tried and tested approach to provide a quick and flexible response to clients’ requirements, combining excellence in design with cost effective solutions.  Our track record of good design is well established and backed up by many awards.

Achieving results on the ground is our priority; we have the capability to progress schemes rapidly from appraisal and design through to contract and completion. We are experienced lead contract administrators and as members of multi-disciplinary design teams. We believe that early incorporation of landscape design and management expertise into development projects can bring major benefits of a fundamental kind and often for a cost saving.


2013 Green Flag Award                 Heriot-Watt University Campus
2013 Green Flag Award
                 Heriot-Watt University Campus
2013 Green Flag Award                 Sheffield Winter Garden
2012 Green Flag Award                 Heriot-Watt Formal Garden & Central Woodland
2011 Green Flag Award                 Sheffield Winter Garden
2010 Civic Trust Award                 Old Bailey
1995 Civic Trust Award                 Drax Ash Mound

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2009 Civic Trust Award Humber Bridge
2007 Academy of Urbanism, The Great Place Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2006 Horticulture Week Best Landscape Project The Oval
2007 Landscape Institute President’s Award
2004 Civic Trust Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2004 Jeu d’esprit Award Royal Fine Arts Commission Sheffield Winter Garden
2004 Civic Trust Award KC Stadium
2004 European Federation of Interior Landscaping Groups Gold Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 Royal Fine Arts Commission Trust Building Of The Year Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 RIBA Yorkshire Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 Civic Trust Green Flag Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 Variety Club of Great Britain Best Regeneration Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 RICS Pro Yorkshire Award for Design & Innovation Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 Wood Award Shortlist Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 British Guild of Travel Writers Commendation Sheffield Winter Garden
2003 Yorkshire Regional Award Old Bailey
2002 Green Flag Award Sheffield Winter Garden
2000 Green Flag Award Sheffield Winter Garden
1997 Queens Silver Jubilee Award Drax Power Station
1995 BALI Grand Award British Nuclear Fuels HQ
1995 Civic Trust Award Drax Ash Mound
1993 Office of the Year The Pearl
1993 BALI Fison Principe Award The Pearl
1993 Facilities Management Award The Pearl
1991 European Better Environment Award Stocksbridge Engineering Steels
1986 Bali Fison Principe Award Drax Power Station
1985 Bali Fison Principe Award British Nuclear Fuels HQ
1981-2011 Horticulture Week Awards
1957-2081 50+ Additional Awards


Public Sector

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Humberside County Council
Liverpool City Council
Sheffield City Council
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council
York City Council
Central Lancashire New Town
Skelmersdale New Town
Mosborough New Town
Department of Transport
Property Services Agency
Scottish Development Agency
Northern Counties Housing Association


Heriot-Watt University
University of Liverpool
Sheffield University
University of Bradford
Rotherham Schools
Durham University


National Grid
National Power
East Midlands Electricity
British Nuclear Fuels
Humber Bridge Board
Stocksbridge Engineering Steels
Avesta Sheffield
Slag Reduction Company
Low Level Waste Repository
Freeman Fox and Partners



Bell Cable
Yorkshire Water
Severn Trent Water
East of Scotland Water


Doncaster Hospitals NHS Trust
Nottingham Hospital NHS Trust
Rotherham Hospitals NHS Trust
Trent Regional Health Authority


Estate Agents
Property Surveyors
Architects and Developers
Private householders
Youth Hostel Association
Sir Owen Williams and Partners
English Partnerships
Pearl Assurance
Hanson Trust
York Rowntree Trust
SPA Lanscapes
Rippon Homes


Professor Mike Browell


Mike has over thirty five years experience as a Landscape Architect, Arboriculturalist and Ecologist, and for the last 23 years Mike has been principle of Weddles. He is a member of the Arboricultural Association, founding member of the The Chartered Institute Of Horticulture, Fellow of the Landscape Institute and visiting processor of Landscape Architecture to China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou.  Mike has delivered countless projects throughout the UK and internationally

Lu Zhong

Senior Architect / Landscape Architect

Lu has been architecturally trained in China, landscape architecturally trained in the UK. With her urban design and management background she is a keystone of Weddles. Lu joined Weddles in 2007, and since then has forged strong links between Sheffield and China.  As China Director for Weddles, Lu manages all Chinese projects, so if often found travelling between the UK and China.  Lu is Chartered Landscape Architect and highly experienced horticulturist.

Neil Northrop

Neil Northrop

Senior Landscape Architect

Neil is an experienced Chartered Landscape Architect, Arboriculturalist and Ecologist who is experienced in the full design and construction work stages, from initial client liaison, feasibility, concept design, planning applications, detail design, specification, management plans, BREEAM accreditation and on-site services.  He has realised some Weddles largest projects, such as the 2014 World Horticulture Expo Glasshouse and Pizhou City Masterplan.  He is also a visiting tutor for Sheffield University. 

Tom Beaumont

Tom Beaumont

Senior Landscape Assistant

Having previously worked in a number of UK and international practices, Tom brings a wealth of design and implementation skills to Weddles. His strength lies in working closely with clients to understand their aspirations, to produce cost effective designs. He is currently a licentiate member of the Landscape Institute and a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.


Simon Sardar

Landscape Assistant
Bsc MLA Dip.Hort

Simon has joined Weddle with a unique blend of horticultural and design experience. He is technically minded, and works across a broad range of landscape planning and design projects. Simon became a Licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute in 2015.


Yunqing Bai

Landscape Technician

Yunqing Bai is from China and has recently completed his degree at The University of Sheffield. He has a fresh approach with a wide range of technical, computer and graphic skills and is working on both our Chinese and British projects.