Speaker Name

Andrew Burton Anderson

Oman Botanic Garden

Senior Landscape Architect + UNESCO World Heritage Advisor

AboutAndrew Burton Anderson

Andrew is a practicing landscape architect with over twenty years of professional experience in the design, management, conservation and restoration of landscapes worldwide.  As the first landscape architect with a UNESCO Master of Science in World Heritage Management, Andrew combines his expertise in natural and cultural heritage management with a deep understanding of the ecological processes that shape the land in both urban and natural environments.  His work experience spans the private, public and academic sectors, and he has instructed landscape architecture and cultural heritage university courses in Canada, Ireland and the Middle East.

With a diverse range of professional experience, Andrew’s current research interests include the landscape architectural use and suitability of native Arabian plants, the application of native Arabian plants within the urban environment, native and endemic plant conservation in arid environments, natural habitat restoration, natural and cultural heritage conservation, landscape archaeology, ethnobotany and design theory. 

Andrew is the landscape architect for the Diwan of Royal Court in the Sultanate of Oman, responsible for integrating emerging scientific knowledge about the native plants and landscapes of Oman with the design and construction of the Oman Botanic Garden.  His current work and research have relevance throughout the Gulf region and in arid environments worldwide.

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