Christopher Palmer Associates is a well respected, chartered landscape architecture consultancy offering a personal service in both landscape design and landscape planning across Scotland.  From rural environments to the urban realm, we provide thoughtful and innovative design solutions in response to the needs of our client and their project, whether in the public or private sector.  

Christopher Palmer and Barrie Scholefield established the practice in Glasgow in 1984 with Graham Palmer joining the practice in 2014.  Since Barrie’s retirement in 2017, Graham has become integral to the management and vision of the practice. He became a director in 2020 and now leads the practice, maintaining the founding partner’s commitment and vision to the creation of high quality, sustainable environments for people and nature, with Christopher still lending his wealth of experience to our projects from an executive position.  


We enjoy being involved in projects from initial concept to final delivery and can bring a wealth of experience to projects, either as a direct appointment or working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The practice has developed a broad range of experience and provides a suite of landscape consultancy services including: 

-Urban and Rural Public Realm Design

-Green Infrastructure

-Landscape Reclamation, Regeneration and Heritage Conservation

-Housing, Commercial, Hospitality and Recreation Sectors.

-Landscape Planning and Landscape Visual Impact Assessment for Infrastructure 

-Projects and Mining Extraction


Executive Director – Chris Palmer

Christopher Palmer has run Christopher Palmer Associates for 35 years and has a wealth of experience working for public and private sector landscape projects, including landscape design, landscape planning and landscape visual impact assessment. This has involved work from feasibility study stage through to implementation and including stage presentations at public consultation meetings.

Director – Graham Palmer

Graham is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 10 years post-qualification experience in Landscape Architecture. He has worked for internationally acclaimed landscape consultancy  practices in the UK, France and the USA and has contributed to the delivery of a number of external works projects for major public buildings including the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the Turner Contemporary in Margate and the Saint Denis Railway Station in Greater Paris. 

Since joining the practice in 2014 Graham has acted as Project Landscape Architect for a number of the key projects in the practice including the expansion proposals for The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, the reinstatement of the historic gardens at the Old House of Dunira and the Hotel Frontage Refurbishment at Peebles Hydro.