Ruth Holmes

Design Principal, London Legacy Development Corporation, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, United Kingdom

Ruth Holmes has over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Landscape Architect working for the public, private and voluntary sectors. She currently works for London Legacy Development Corporation, which has responsibility for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and developing neighbourhoods. For over 11 years, she worked for The Royal Parks caring for over 5,000 acres of historic parkland in London. She is the Chair of the London Parks & Gardens Trust and the member of Royal Parks Guild, Metropolitan Public Gardens Association, the Healthy Parks Healthy Cities Committee at the World Urban Parks.

With a keen interest in heritage, ecology, parks, and horticulture she judges each year for Green Flag, Green Heritage and London in Bloom and is an examiner, mentor and supervisor for the Landscape Institute professional practice chartership. She is also one of the Green Spaces Commissioners advising the Mayor of London at the Greater London Authority (GLA)