Founded by David Appleton and Philip Deeley in 1984, Formerly known as The Appleton Group, Appletons is a well-established firm of landscape architects, ecologists and environmental consultants with offices in Bolton (Greater Manchester), The Wirral, Northern Ireland and Ludlow (coming soon).

The practice offers expertise at all stages of a project from conception through the research, feasibility and planning and masterplanning stages, to design, construction by contract, aftercare and long-term management and general consultancy. Our portfolio covers services in the followings areas of work.

Landscape Architects


  • Tree surveys to BS 5837
  • Arboricultural Impact Surveys
  • Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • Invasive Species Surveys
  • Protected Species Surveys
  • Vegetation Surveys
  • Tree Protection Plans


  • Landscape Character Assessments
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Appeals and Expert Witness at Public Inquiries
  • Hedgerow Assessments


  • Urban and Civic
  • Healthcare
  • Residential
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Park, Leisure and Open Spaces
  • 3D Visuals
  • Construction Detailing
  • Masterplanning


  • Habitat Conservation Management Plans
  • Method Statements
  • Contract Administration
  • Landscape Management Plans
  • Arboricultural Management Plans
  • Maintenance Contracts
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