Ferdinand Leffler

Garden Architect, Atelier Flera Founder

Where and what did you study?

I studied at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague – Faculty of Eviromental studies. Furthering my studies at the Faculty of agrobiology Department of Landscape Architecture.

What do you like the most about landscape and garden architecture?

I really like people, relationships, ecology, and the synergy between people and nature.

Where do you get the inspiration for your work?

Being outside, in a forest, on the water front, as well as at exhibitions, out to dinner. Everything around me provides some form of inspiration.

Which part of your work do you like the most?

It is somewhat like with children. I have four and I love every one of them. I love every project I have the pleasure to be involved with.

Have you ever been awarded for your work?

Sometimes I get cake and coffee as acknowledgment for my work. This is the greatest acknowledgment one can receive.

Garden of the year 2017, 3th place – Garden of three concepts, Říčany.

Garden of the year 2014, 1st place, Rooftop private garden, Prague – Holešovice

Garden of the year 2016, 2nd place, Private garden with a player above the water mirror in Olomouc.

public, anonymous proposal of park rejuvenation Janka Krála, Trnava in 2017, 3th place

Park at chateau Mitrowicz, Koloděje above Lužnice, winner in category Fenix (completely restored cultural memento, which we give a second lease of life), it was organized by Czech Tourism 2017 .

Sakura, development group T.E. finalist shortlist | WAN Award 2017 – category Future Projects Residential. Nomination finalist shortlist | World Architecture Festival – category Residential – Future Projects.

What are your favourite hobbies?

My children and family. They are an essential essence to my work. I love all sports, bike racing, tennis, jogging and swimming. I like to watch movies, travelling. I love my dogs, I love good food. I don’t know if I there is anything in my life that I really dislike, I love everything and I’m truly grateful for the life I have.

Where is your favorite place on the entire planet?

I would have to say the entire planet, it is beautiful everywhere.

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