Hortus Collective is a Landscape design practice whose work delivers landscapes and gardens with a strong sense of place and ecological conviction through a natural and crafted aesthetic. Working across a range of scales our work is underpinned by a marriage of creative exploration, practical understanding and horticulture, revealing and enhancing the inherent qualities of a site.

We are a collaborative landscape design studio that enjoys a responsive and creative dialogue with architects, artists, gardeners and makers to deliver the clients vision from concept to completion.

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Mark Rogers | Director

Prior to founding Hortus Collective in 2019, Mark built up over a decade of experience in the UK’s leading landscape design studios. His landscape journey started in his childhood home, living in and learning from the landscapes of the Peak District, where Mark went on to study Landscape Architecture and Ecology at the University of Sheffield.

Starting at Macgregor Smith, Mark developed in his profession and became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2012. He went on to work as a Senior at Chris Blandford Associates, undertaking HLF projects for Lesnes Abbey London and Raphael Park London, as well as designing large scale landscape masterplanning schemes, including Flower Garden Park Ruichang and Energy City Qatar.

With a desire to hone his passion for horticulture and place making Mark joined Dan Pearson Studio in 2014. Working as Dan’s Associate to design and manage an International portfolio Mark played a key role in delivering many of the studios successful schemes, including Chelsea Flower Show 2015 'Best in Show' & The Trout Stream at Chatsworth House, Lowther Castle Stable Courtyard and Rose Garden in Cumbria, Lambeth Palace Library in London, Dartington Hall Garden Masterplan in Dorset, an Aman Hotel Masterplan in China and series of large private estates in USA and Europe.

This energy and commitment continues on leading a diverse and interesting portfolio at HC, while also teaching Landscape Architecture at The University of Greenwich.

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Amy Langron | Director

Amy is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 10 years of experience, she grew up in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District amongst a family of gardeners which gave her a close relationship with nature and started her interest in plants and design from an early age.

She chose to study at the University of Sheffield due to its focus on planting which suited her passion for Ecology and Horticulture, something she now continues as a Tutor on the university’s planting design modules. Since graduating, she has worked at a range of leading practices in London and Sheffield.

Amy has been involved in many promenant projects, including London’s Aldgate Square for Gillespies, the largest new public space in the City of London, winner of the 2019 NLA Wellbeing award. Also at Gillespies, Amy worked with RSHP architects on the design of the Macallan distillery green roof, shortlisted for the 2019 Stirling prize. Amy was involved in the design and planting of the garden at Caring Wood, a private residence that was winner of Grand Designs House of the Year 2017.

Amy enjoys matching her design work at Hortus Collective with a hands-on approach with plants. For a number of years she has been developing an area for planting research through the restoration of a walled garden in Derbyshire. 

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Joe Ennis | Senior Landscape Architect
BA (Hons) CMLI

Joe grew up in the High Weald on a pastoral farm in Sussex, building dens, damming streams, and climbing trees which instilled a close bond with the landscape and wildlife within.

Joe’s landscape journey begun as a gardener at Wadhurst Park estate in East Sussex working with a strong guiding ethos of sustainable environmental management. Here Joe was responsible for maintaining an existing historic landscape whilst working towards a more sustainable future, implementing the removal of invasive species, and reintroducing lost habitats. 

He went on to study Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University taking particular interest in sustainability, biodiversity, and urban agriculture. Prior to joining Hortus Collective Joe begun at Marian Boswall Landscape Architects where he worked to realise numerous large residential projects, often with sensitive historic designations. His work included the 2018 SGD Grand Award Winning project ‘Plantswoman’s Garden’, the Physic Garden at The Blackthorn Trust in Kent, a new garden space at Chevening House and planting for Tillingham Winery in East Sussex.

Joe continues to foster his interest in sustainability, biodiversity, craftsmanship and natural materials at Hortus Collective whilst volunteering as a Tree Warden for his local Parish Council.

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Edward Etheridge | Landscape Architect
BSc (Hons) MLA

Ed is from York and grew up inventing, building, and fixing ‘Heath Robinson style’ contraptions for fun. This childlike curiosity of the way things are designed combined with his love of the outdoors led him to study Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield where he developed his passion for sustainability in landscape construction. Ed has spent the past 7 years gathering the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement considered and timeless landscape solutions and at a range of scales.

At Aecom in Edinburgh Ed was part of the team delivering a number of active travel and place-making projects across the city. After completing his Masters Landscape Architecture he joined the team at Harris Bugg Studio in Devon. There he assisted on the delivery of a number of high-end residential projects in London and across the South West, and was able to gain invaluable hands-on experience in landscape construction.

A love of Sheffield and its connection to the Peak District brought Ed back up north to take on designing and project managing a number of public realm improvement projects with Rotherham Council. These projects required creative design solutions to maximise the impact of limited budgets. 

Ed shares his passion for good design at the University of Sheffield where he works part-time as a studio tutor in the Department of Landscape.

Former contributors:

Rebecca McDonald-Balfour, Bart Coene, Duhita McNally, Alan Gillingwater, Justin Roberts-Holmes, Dani Furniss