Green Design Partnership
Chartered Landscape Architect and Landscape Planner

about GDP

GDP has gained experience working in many parts of the UK and have developed projects ranging from a series of medal winning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Chelsea Flower Show to the ecological restoration of 250 acres of land damaged by industry. We have recently relocated to Orkney and hope to contribute to the island’s success with our wealth of ideas and experience. Previously based in York, we have assisted our clients in gaining planning approval for both straightforward and complex projects, and have helped to create wealth by planning, designing and managing the development projects that transform sites into profitable businesses.


We work successfully with partners that include private individuals, farmers, land owners, hospitals, schools, colleges and training organisations. Some of these included providing the landscape architecture input for the  2011 World Skills competition held at Excell London as well as many charities, community organisations, Local Authorities and business corporations.

our mission

  • Help clients achieve creative and innovative solutions for their outdoor spaces.
  • Our approach is driven by understanding the client's needs and analysing the site's potential.
  • We endeavour to develop cost effective solutions that enhance the value of the site.
  • We utilise knowledge-based processes that draw on lessons from the past whilst aspiring to meet the needs of today.
  • To fully consider the importance of the unique cultural and physical character of the location we are working on.

meet the team

Paul Green has worked as a landscape architect for over 30 years and has gained experience from varied places such as Glasgow Parks department and Liverpool City Council Planning department. Paul then continued his career as Senio Lecturer running the school of Landscape and garden design at Askham Bryan College, York.  In 2000 Paul started working at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley, taking a lead role in the  nationwide Woodland Wildflower Project and becoming the co-author of Woodland Wildflowers Work . He designed and managed the implementation of projects with budgets in excess of £250k . In 2005 Paul set up his landscape architect’s practice and is currently located in Orkney . Paul loves his work as much today as when he first began because he greatly enjoys the challenge of new projects and the opportunities to work with new and existing clients. 


Angela Green has always loved working with plants and nature; leaving her teaching career to become a gardener over twenty years ago. She trained as a garden designer and worked as a landscape contractor, designing and then building her gardens. Moving on from landscaping she became the manager of a plant nursery where she designed and built the nursery’s show gardens, winning awards at some of the country’s leading flower shows. Her love of working with people and plants led her to become York’s allotment officer where she worked closely with communities to reclaim and reinvigorate their allotment sites. She left this work to join Paul in setting up Green Design Partnership where she continues to build on her passion for making outdoor places beneficial for people and nature. Angela has recently successfully completed a Masters course in Landscape Architecture at Sheffield University, which is widely recognised as the leading course in the country.



Sam Green studied at Edinburgh School of Art where he trained as an architect and specialises in ecologically sensitive building methods. He has valuable experience in  public, community and private sector work.


John Wheelhouse Studied at Cambridge University, Askham Bryan College and Kew. He is the former Global Brand Director at Guinness Diageo. He brings to the team significant business experience and has a significant amount of horticultural expertise.