Martin’s career began as an assistant head gardener for an historic house and gardens in Surrey.
Since graduating in landscape architecture in 1987, he has completed a wide range of projects and has gained considerable experience in relation to historic and sensitive sites that require careful analysis and negotiation with agencies such as Historic England. These include the design and implementation of the public gardens at Woodstock Museum, Oxfordshire and the landscape refurbishment at Ruskin College Oxford. Martin has completed many projects for the National Trust, either developments that require contemporary buildings and access within Registered Parklands or important landscape restoration commissions including the first phases of restoration of Croome Landscape Park and the research and restoration of the gardens at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth. Martin has also been a Landscape Consultant to the Cabinet Office for various projects in Whitehall.
He designed and is currently overseeing the implementation of Cirencester town centre, a £1.5 M project that involves the re-routing of traffic and creating a new public realm in the historic market place. Martin was for several years Chairman of the Cirencester Civic Society, a registered charity that works to protect and enhance the built environment and he continues to be involved in many community projects.