April is World Landscape Architecture Month, the second year that the international community of landscape architects has joined together to highlight current influences and trends across the industry. The role of landscape architecture in the planning and development process is often overlooked or misunderstood, so to an extent the aim of the movement is to educate; but we also showcase projects and offer an insight into what landscape design means to us. The guiding principles of landscape architects in different countries have much in common; whether in urban or rural communities, warm southerly climes or working with the more contrary weather whims of the northern hemisphere. Good landscape design should be intuitive, striving to enhance the built form. Great landscape design should blend seamlessly with both building and natural environment; if we’ve done our job well you may not even notice that we’ve been there.