The Landscape Syndicate 








The Landscape Syndicate was formed in 1996, in London UK, by Tertius Strauss and John Wyatt and a small team of designers, horticulturalists, builders and irrigation experts. Hence the name 'syndicate', as our group syndicated specialist landscape skills to our customers. We continue to do this today as we try hard to sub-contract artists and craftsmen with very specific talents, for our discerning clients.

In 2001 John and Tertius formed The Environment Syndicate (Pty) Ltd., a company  which has a wider remit for sustainable development planning, community greening and environmental comunication and education.

The Landscape Syndicate is a division of The Environment Syndicate (Pty) Ltd.

John Wyatt is British and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in physical geography from the University of Salford, a Diploma in Landscape Design and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield.

His early work was as a landscape architect in Manchester and the ‘new city’ of Milton Keynes where he designed country parks, childrens playgrounds, housing landscapes and civic spaces. For 10 years he was Landscape and Environment Policy Manager with Westminster City Council in London, protecting and enhancing some of London's most famous landmarks and streetscapes - Berkeley Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the River Thames and Park Lane. He has also worked in the Royal Parks as a landscape consultant. The Landscape Syndicate has continued its association with Westminster City Council acting as advisors on street furniture design in Leicester Square in the West End. While with Westminster City Council he won the United Nations Environment Programme-endorsed 'International Award for Liveable Communities'.

In private practice with ‘Building Design Partnership’ and ‘Land Use Consultants’  he designed business parks, wetland and wildfowl habitats, gardens for private residences, roof gardens and theme parks.

Now in Cape Town,  he has returned to his love of design for private estates and gardens and is especially proud of the standards set by The Landscape Syndicate in the creation of fine garden designs for Cape Town clients.

Close to his heart is quality landscape for kids and kids play and is currently planning a major project launch for the design of inspiring schools landscapes in the Helderberg.

For relaxation he watches the whales from his office window.

Tertius Strauss  is by training, an Agricultural Scientist. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Pretoria.

He has an extensive knowledge of aquaculture and fish farming, water and irrigation management. The creation of sustainable wetland environments and the management of fish, including ornamental fish is a particular specialism.

After 5 years in the UK working in Covent Garden, London, as a Software Developer, Analyst and Programmer on Property and Grounds Management, he joined the London based landscape design firm, Garden Characters. He then set up The Landscape Syndicate and has been involved in the design and project management of all schemes undertaken by them since their inception.

He has expert knowledge of local indigenous flora, particularly what will and what will not, thrive in the Western Cape and is responsible for all planting designs and schemes and their associated (bespoke)irrigation installations.

He returned to Pretoria after 7 years in England and with John, moved The Landscape Syndicate to Cape Town in 2001.

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