Rebecca Burton is the principle designer at Space 2 Place. She is an award-winning landscape architect and garden designer whose projects have included gardens, community housing projects, playgrounds, retail parks and public spaces.

Since 1998, she has brought design, colour and life into almost every conceivable environment and space: large, tiny, urban, rural, private, commercial, educational and places to play.

A Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, and member of the prestigious Society of Garden Designers, Rebecca has worked as a landscape architect for a number of local authorities including Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Manchester City Council as well as in the private practice. Since setting up Space 2 Place in 1998, she has been involved with a wide variety of commercial and private projects.

Driven by her dedication to enhancing the quality of people’s lives through the spaces that surround them, Rebecca is also committed to working with the natural environment, using sustainable and recycled materials in interesting ways. She is equally at home with both hard and soft landscaping and is a former RHS medal winner at Tatton Park RHS Flower Shows in Knutsford, and winner of The Garden Design Award, where she received the public vote for the best garden exhibit.

Her knowledge of plants enables her to use planting imaginatively – in harmony or contrast to the built environment and structural elements of her design. Her gardens and school projects can be found all over the north west - Altrincham, Cheadle, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Lymm, Chester, Macclesfield, Handforth and Prestbury.

Society of Garden Designers

sgdlogoRebecca is a member of the the prestigious Society of Garden Designers, who, through a careful application and selection process, only allow membership of fully-qualified professional UK garden designers. All members are required to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct and Good Practice, created to protect all parties.

Rebecca is a chartered member of the Landscape Institute. (CMLI).

landscape InstituteThe Landscape Institute is a professional body and educational charity, that works to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. To become a recognised landscape architect in the UK takes approximately 7 years. This involves completing an accredited course by the Landscape Institute to obtain a Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture. Following this, a Postgraduate Diploma in the field of Landscape Architecture is completed covering the subject in far greater detail such as mass urban planning, construction and planting. Following this, the Pathway to Chartership is completed, a challenging but very rewarding program set out by the Landscape Institute. You are then awarded a full Landscape Architect title and become a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI.)

Learning Through Landscapes

ltl-logoRebecca is a member of Learning through Landscapes and is on their ‘Directory of Services’ offering professional advice and landscape design of playgrounds and outdoor play spaces.

Learning through Landscapes is the UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children.