The influence of abstract art has led
to re-imagining the spatial arrangement
of new landscapes

Publications & Lectures 2020-03-02T16:30:14+00:00


2019 ‘Sculpting the Land : Landscape design influenced by abstract art’
Published by Unicorn, Sept 2019 and launched at the Royal Academy, London. Diana’s book profiles a selection of her large-scale public landscapes, many of which have won international design competitions and all are influenced by the artist Kazimir Malevich
2012 Paysage : Topscape & CD : ‘Milano, Il Parco Verga’
2012 Green Places : ‘The Land Girls’
2007 ‘Landscape Design @ UK’ pub PACE (contributor)
2006 ‘Oxford Companion to the Garden’ edited by Patrick Taylor, pub OUP (contributor)
2002 ‘Nuovi Paesaggi – storia e rinnovamento del giardino botanico in Italia’ edited by Antonio Piva & Pierfranco Galliani (contributor)
2001 ‘Cinque Paesaggisti per Milano’ : pub Architettura del Paesaggio Profiles projects by Diana Armstrong Bell
2000 Architects Journal : Sculpting the land in Milan
1999 Politecnico Bovisa. Progetti per l’area dei gasometri
1998 Architects Journal : Chiron Campus, Suffolk
1998 BBC Gardeners World : Private Garden in Essex
1992 Landscape Architecture Europe : National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing
1987 ‘Ville Giardini’ : Private Garden, Chiswick
1986 ‘Oxford Companion to Gardens’ edited by Geoffrey & Susan Jellicoe, pub OUP (contributor)
1985 ‘Landscape Design’ : ‘An Oasis in the Desert – the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain’




2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The Masterplan for Parco Franco Verga, Milan




2020 ‘Sculpting the Land’ – for The Clapham Society
2019 Pioneering Women in Landscape Architecture – FOLAR at Kingston School of Art
2017 Parco Franco Verga, Milan – Writtle University College
2015 ‘Front Garden or Car Park’ for the Scrutiny Commission on Equality Streets – Parking in a Liveable, Lambeth
2013 ‘Landscape as Art’ – Invited by Orbis charity, London
2012 ‘Let the Land Speak’ – Invited by Orbis charity, London
2012 ‘Il Grande Parco Verga, Milano’ – at EcoTechGreen conference, Padova, Italy
Click to see Diana’s interview on YouTube
2002 International Congress on Botanic Gardens at Politecnico di Milano
2001 ‘Parco Certosa, Milano & Other Projects’ Invited by Italian Association of Landscape Architects

Invited lecturer at:
Kingston University
Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication
Oxford School of Architecture
Southbank University
London Polytechnic of Central London
Manchester Polytechnic
Writtle Agricultural College
Essex County Council


Inchbald School of Design – design tutor
University of Greenwich, design tutor – Honours degree course in Landscape Architecture


Committees / Advisory Roles

2017-19 FOLAR Committee member
2015 Clapham Society : Clapham Common & Open Spaces Group
2015 Advisor to Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee ‘Trees, Landscape & Ecology Group’
Chair of Clapham Common Masterplan Sub-Committee for CCMAC
2002 Invited by Comune di Milano to participate in judging international competition for Forlanini
Park, Milan