About Us

Nature Restoration | Landscape Design | Masterplanning | Ecological Management

Who we are

We’re a landscape design consultancy based in Dubai. With over 35 years of international experience and many successful projects the Middle East region we are able to provide a wide range of services, from landscape design to project management and from nature restoration projects to masterplanning. As part of our services we also offer to take on an advisory role and assist with local adaptation.

NLME, was founded after a long-term cooperation of two landscaping professionals from The Netherlands. The result is a rare balance of professional qualifications with extensive pratical experience, particularly in planning, development and management of landscaped areas and natural habitats.

This, plus a wide background in urban development, sustainable development, water development and project construction management gives NLME a strong international capacity. This balance enables us to evaluate each situation and provide tailor-made solutions that are also cost-effective and practical to implement.


Generating appealing landscapes, appreciated by people and reconnecting them with nature.


Delivering stepping-stones towards a sustainable future for a world with an ever growing awareness for the environment.


- Cooperation
- Commitment
- Creativity
- Respect
- Timeliness

Harold Bekker

Managing Director

Harold is the managing director, originating from The Netherlands, with over 20 years experience in (project lifespan) management of landscaping and infrastructure projects.

He holds international qualifications in Land and Water Management and Horticulture and has substantial European, Gulf and African experience. As a true generalist with a talent for analyzing, ”out-of-the-box” thinking, creative and with a constant focus on sustainable development, he established a track record of implementing innovative and practical solutions during the translation from design to construction.

In 2005 Harold was awarded the Dutch Urban Design Award for ”Sustainable Development” as a result of successfully implementing a range of sustainability aspects in a new urban development.

Patrick Blom

Managing Director

Patrick is one of the founding partners of the company and is originating from The Netherlands where he managed his own landscape consultancy for six years. He has extensive experience in the landscape business covering most of the world.

Among the countries of completed projects are Saudi-Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, India, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, U.S.A. and the U.A.E.

The skill set covers all aspects of business ranging from commercial and business development to HR and finance. Strong design skills are combined with practical approach of projects and able to manage projects on site in all aspects.

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Timo Hoogstra

Landscape Architect

Timo hails from The Netherlands and started his career in Dubai with NLME. He has worked on projects in the U.A.E. as well as designing project for Azerbaijan on scale ranging from masterplanning to detail design.

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Lawrence Robinson

Project Coordinator

Lawrence is working as a project coordinator with experience in India and the Middle East, an integral member of the project team. Responsible for directing and organizing project activities, under the direction of a project manager & project director.

Other job responsibilities are preparation of presentation graphics, computer visualizations and CAD drawings, and these skills enable him to assist the landscape architects in achieving the client requirements. Other job responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of landscape designs for landscape improvement schemes and assisting in carrying out site surveys and analysis for landscape projects.

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