LI London – Great Dixter Garden Tour, Saturday 30th September 2017

  LI London – Great Dixter Garden Tour  Saturday 30th September 2017, 8.45-5.30pm If you missed last year’s trip, here is another chance to visit the amazing gardens at Great Dixter with our private guide Kemal Mehdi. Travel is by minibus from London Bridge and places are very limited due the intimate scale of the gardens. (And our group size matches the number of seats in the minibus!) Book now to avoid disappointment. (Unfortunately it is not possible for people … Read full story

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Urban Rivers – Design and Management for Multiple Benefits, Saturday 9th September 2017

Urban Rivers – Design and Management for Multiple Benefits, Saturday 9th September 2017 Based on the success of last years Urban Rivers event, the London Branch and CIEEM are delighted to run this event again! Join us on 9th September for a day on the River Ravensbourne, starting with a low tide walk at Deptford Creek from 9.30am to noon, presentations over lunch, followed by a walk along the river to see a number of river restoration projects, habitat enhancements … Read full story

The long term performance of perennials, with Noel Kingsbury, Saturday 29th July 2017

A day long workshop including a morning lecture followed by hands on learning. Noel’s garden (image: Nic Lee) Participants will learn how to make simple observations of perennial growth forms, and link these to long-term performance issues: longevity, rate and degree of spread, levels of self-seeding and competitiveness. They will also be able to make simple predictions of long-term plant performance. How long will plants survive? Will they spread? Will they seed? This full-day garden-based workshop aims at encouraging participants … Read full story

The London Skyline Campaign, Monday 24th July 2017

LI London invites you to a talk by Barbara Weiss, architect and co-founder. The Skyline of London is changing rapidly with an ever increasing number of tall buildings (over 30 storeys high) proposed or already under construction across London. In April 2017 The London Evening Standard reported that there were 455 tall buildings in the pipeline including 256 with planning approval of which 91 were already under construction. The Skyline Campaign aims to stop the devastation of London by badly … Read full story

Urban Trees with Duncan Goodwin, Wednesday 10th May

Duncan Goodwin will discuss some of the social, environmental and economic services provided by urban trees, the threats faced by them and some evidence-based guidance on tree selection, specification and placement to help ensure productive establishment. Duncan is a horticulturist, arboriculturist and landscape architect with over 30 years of horticultural, landscape design and construction experience, working in landscape construction, commercial nurseries, botanical and public gardens and landscape architecture consultancy. He is an Associate Director with Capita Lovejoy and a Senior … Read full story

LI London AGM 2017 and talk by Diarmuid Gavin “Garden creation: my approach to creating landscapes that delight”, Thursday 27th April

We are delighted to invite you to our 2017 AGM and a talk by world famous garden designer and horticulturist Diarmuid Gavin. ‘’Garden Creation: my approach to creating landscapes that delight’’ Diarmuid Gavin Diarmuid Gavin will talk about creating a garden, from the brief and the ideas to the design and the implementation. He will draw upon several projects, domestic and public and talk about how they came about, the importance of listening, that spark of an idea. He will … Read full story

Landscape Institute London Branch AGM Minutes, 27th April 2016

  Item Notes Action 1.0 PRESENT: 54 present (as signed in register) APOLOGIES: Robert Holden Anka Sieczak Note 2.0 MINUTES OF 2015 AGM (Tuesday 28th April 2015)   Adopted and agreed by the Quorum. No matters arising. Note 3.0 CHAIR’S REPORT (a review of 2015-2016 branch events and achievements)   Jan Anderson welcomed attendees and gave a short report on the year’s achievements and events.   The Branch organised 16 events, including:   Noel Kingsbury talk and visit to Queen … Read full story

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Mid to Late C20 designed landscapes: Overlooked, undervalued and at risk? Monday 5th June 2017 (The Gardens Trust)

Mid to Late C20 designed landscapes: Overlooked, undervalued and at risk? A conference to be held by kind permission of the newly re-opened Garden Museum Monday 5th June 2017 This Gardens Trust conference aims to promote the understanding and significance of mid to late C20 designed landscapes – those laid out between the mid 1960s and 1990 – and to review how they might be better recognised and conserved. It will consider a wide range of designed landscapes from urban … Read full story

Pathway to Chartership Seminar Day – 5th April 2017 by Landscape Institute Yorkshire & Humber

Pathway to Chartership Seminar Day – 5th April 2017 by Landscape Institute Yorkshire & Humber The link to the event is: https://li_yorkshumberpathwaytochartershipseminarday.eventbrite.co.uk An exclusive opportunity to attend a Pathway to Chartership Seminar Day, organised by the Yorkshire and Humber Branch. The Day includes a session on Law and Landscape Architecture with Mark Jenkyn-Jones and a session on Professional Practice with Colin Moore. This is ideal for those on the Pathway to Chartership or taking their oral exam in the next few … Read full story

Why Landscape Should Lead: An Approach to Urban Transformation and Green Belt, Monday 3rd April

Why landscape should lead:an approach to urban transformation and Green Belt, Monday 3rd April Focusing on Winstanley and York Road Estate Regeneration, London Borough of Wandsworth Former LI President, Noel Farrer, of Farrer Huxley Associates will explore the value and benefits the landscape proposals contribute to the regeneration scheme near Clapham Junction. Farrer Huxley Associates are the preferred bidder’s Landscape Architect for the regeneration project, which pairs housing needs with the aspirations for landscape in this part of the city. Date: … Read full story