Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Peter Hulland


Peter has his own garden design business and has worked with a wide range of landscape contractors providing them with design facilities. Examples of projects range from the entrance to the Land Registry Building on the Wirral, through to the small domestic garden. In 2001, Peter started working with Actual Landscapes, and now works solely with them undertaking their design work.

Rory Tompsett

Designer & Owner of Actual Landscapes

Rory is the owner of Actual Landscapes, is a fully qualified HND Landscape Science Principal with 30 years of landscape based experience. Rory is a previous exhibitor at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Rory, and his team, provide a creative, qualified and experienced team who understand clients’ requirements and the full implications of installation techniques. The entire design and build process comes under one roof, reducing the dilution of the design principals that can happen when dealing with separate designers and contractors.

Denise Shields

Project Manager & Main Fundraiser

Denise is the garden’s project manager. She is also the main fundraiser, responsible for securing partners and sponsorship to enable the garden to be constructed. Denise was an education consultant for over 20 years. Prior to this she worked in the finance sector, project management, graduate development and the restaurant industry.