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New LI Visualisation Guidance
Oct 18th, 2019
2B has had a major role in the production of the Landscape Institute TGN 06/19 Visual Representation of Development Proposals.
Reducing costs with the 'five pillars' of SuDS
Jul 19th, 2019
You may know that the four pillars of Sustainable Drainage are: quantity, quality, amenity and biodiversity. But what about the fifth - cost?
Burnby Hall Gardens – Video of the Rock Garden - First season after planting
Apr 17th, 2019
After hearing a lot of good things about Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum in Pocklington, I decided to make a visit with my Mum, a gardening enthusiast. I took a range of photos and made a short video.
You Can Slow the Flow : SuDS Conference 2019
Feb 25th, 2019
Bill Blackledge and Amanda McDermott are speaking at the Slow The Flow: Calderdale conference at Hebden Bridge Town Hall in March.
Burnby Hall Rock Garden Restoration - New Drone Footage
Feb 12th, 2019
Drone footage of our rock garden restoration project at Burnby Hall Gardens
Season's Greetings from 2B!
Dec 20th, 2018
We hope you have a lovely break over Christmas and are looking forward with positive optimism to what will, no doubt, be an even more challenging year than usual. We'll be off enjoying the holidays from Dec 21st, and the office will re-open on 2nd January.
Developing the Landscape Institute Visualisation Guidance
Dec 19th, 2018
Part of Bill's role on LI Technical Committee this year has been in updating the industry guidance for Photography and Photomontage in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)
Synergies with Geography - A Geographer to a Landscape Architect
Dec 14th, 2018
Geography and Landscape Architecture - two different professions, many similarities.

Click on the title to find out more about my experience of becoming a Landscape Architect from the background of Geography.
2B's Rain Garden (or is it a bathtub?)
Dec 1st, 2018
Once again, 2B practises what we preach, and undertakes R+D on our own property - this time, experimenting with 'upcycling' an old avocado-coloured bath.
SuDS Masterplan for Donaldson Filters site, Hull
Nov 16th, 2018
2B is excited to be working with a forward thinking commercial client in Hull. Donaldson Filters are ambitious and enthusiastic about retrofit improvements to their external spaces.