For a small island, Britain is rich in historic and cultural landscapes. It is generally accepted that there are no truly ‘wild’ places in England; all our landscape is touched by human activity to a greater or lesser extent. This is fertile ground for someone with a passion for unpicking the history of the actions and interactions between people and place, the efforts made to exploit our land, embellish it and work with it that created landscapes that are now valued locally, nationally and internationally. Chris Mayes has had the privilege of working in both private practice and public service to realise the potential value of some of England’s most precious cultural landscapes. In this webinar Chris will reflect on a career that has ranged from managing private Tudor gardens to advising on World Heritage Sites, and much in between.