What we do

Ginkgo produces, designs and implements creative urban and rural projects that connect people to their environment.

We combine elements of research, strategy development, partnership building, art curation and landscape design to create authentic and innovative projects.

Our clients come from both the commercial and public sectors and we welcome opportunities to develop partnerships and fresh approaches to creating new work.

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Shape Studio and Caitlin Shepherd at Charlton Hayes

Work has begun within the green spine of the Charlton Hayes site designing a shelter for the community and investigating the possibilities of edible planting within the wilder areas. The project has been successful in securing additional funds from Sovereign Housing Trust to support further community integration during the development of their designs.


April 8/9th: ‘Lateral Thinking, the value of joined up agendas between the arts, health and environment’

Ginkgo Projects and the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are hosting ‘Lateral Thinking, the value of joined up agendas between the arts, health and environment’



Collaboration with Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic receives Heritage Lottery Award

The Wapping Wharf project in which Ginkgo are collaborating with Travelling Light, Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Museums Galleries and Archives has received an award of £22,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Wapping Wharf project will allow Travelling Light Youth Theatre to collaborate with Bristol Old Vic Young Company for the first time. Working together with Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, the project will engage up to 60 young participants aged 11-20 from Travelling Light Youth Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Young Company and partner school, Hanham Woods Academy.

Working with heritage professionals from Bristol Records Office, M Shed and Bristol University, artist Emma Smith and Ginkgo, Wapping Wharf participants will gain a deeper insight into this area of their city and how actions that took place there have left their mark almost 200 years later.

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Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh

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Will Rounce commissioned to develop work for new student accomodation in Bristol

Will Rounce is developing designs for new student accomodation at 8-10 Colston Avenue in Bristol. His influences include Minimalism and architectural diagrams and his work investigates the mechanisms involved in the physical construction of a drawing.

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Project Grow launched

Delighted to announce that Frances Thorburn will be leading Project Grow at Wallscourt Farm Academy, Stoke Gifford, Bristol. Frances will work with the school over the next 12 months to develop a sustainable model and interventions for the active use of the grounds through growing and husbandry that is grounded in seasonal activity.

St. Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh


St. Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh

We are delighted to be starting work on developing an art strategy and programme for the operational life of the hospice with the support of Creative Scotland.



Glithero selected for Merchant Square in Paddington

Glithero have been selected to develop their designs for the facade of Building No 2 at Merchants Square in Paddington. Ginkgo are looking forward to working with Glithero and Robin Partington Architects on this exciting collaboration.

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The role of culture in Neighbourhood planning

Ginkgo has recently written a publication ‘Creativity in Community-led Planning in Dorset'; guidance aimed at community leaders developing a Neighbourhood plan in Dorset. The guidance is relevant to communities all over the country.

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Star of Caledonia

Star of Caledonia is a new landmark to be created by Cecil Balmond and Charles Jencks to celebrate a historic border, the border between Scotland and England. The project has recently gained planning consent and we are seeking further funding for construction.

Toby Paterson Dunfermline Birdbaths



Ginkgo has been working with Toby Paterson and Collective Architecture on the second stage of their commission in Dunfermline.



South Bristol Community Hospital

The progamme of commissions at South Bristol Community Hospital includes a series of interior artworks by Grennan and Sperandio.