He worked as landscape architect to Harlow New Town and the new town of Crawley. He helped found the landscape architecture school in Cheltenham (now University of Gloucestershire), starting a course in 1961. In 1966, he wrote a report on landscape for hospitals.
lieutenant remained for decades the only work of its kind.
He was President of the Institute of Landscape Architects (now the Landscape Institute) from 1969 to 1971, and he was landscape architect for Robinson College, Cambridge. In the mid-1970s, when the Garden History Society was concerned to protect historic landscapes, he suggested the setting-up of a Historic Landscapes Council analogous to the Historic Buildings Council.
But the idea was not implemented.