Landscape design is an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practised by landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice, landscape design bridges the space between landscape architecture and garden design. Landscape architecture is about creating and conserving memorable places for people to live and work in. It embraces all scales in both town and country, from individual streets to national parks. It requires a flair for creativity, an ability to fuse diverse knowledge to produce imaginative yet workable solutions, and a passion for improving environmental quality and people´s lives.