Mark Fenton Designs

About

I initially studied garden design but as my portfolio grew I decided to train to become a Chartered Landscape Architect so that I could offer services for a wider range of projects. To gain experience I began working at Wyre Council in 2008 and now manage the parks development team. A key area is advising and delivering the programme of improvement schemes across the borough.

Employed full time at Wyre Council I undertake just a few private commissions each year, the majority of which come from client referrals and registers for the Society of Garden Designers and British Association of Landscape Industries.

I have a strong skills base developed from years of working on garden schemes and major public projects and am capable of taking a project from the first design right through to preparing specifications, appointing a landscaper and inspecting their construction work.

Historic landscapes are one of my specialism’s and my work at Wyre Council has included two successful applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund for major projects to restore Memorial Park and the Mount Garden in Fleetwood. My blog often includes news about projects to suit listed properties and those situated in conservation areas.

In 2018 I had articles published in the Society of Garden Designers Journal and was invited to provide guidance on the development of new garden design and landscape architecture courses at Myerscough College.

Qualifications
First class BA (Hons) degree in Garden Design from Myerscough College (2005)
Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (Distinction) from Leeds Metropolitan University (2008)

Professional Body Membership
Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (2011)
Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers (2013)
Registered Designer of the British Association of Landscape Industries (2017)
Federation of Small Businesses