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

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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

The London Skyline Campaign, Monday 13th March 2017 – London Parks and Gardens Trust winter lectures

London Parks and Gardens Trust Winter Lectures 2016 – 2017 Monday 13 March 2017 Barbara Weiss will lecture on The London Skyline Campaign    7-8 pm (6.30 for a glass of wine) at The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street (Entrance: through courtyard to far end, down stairs) London EC1M 6EL The growing disquiet over the number of tall buildings scheduled for construction in London is currently being highlighted by the London Skyline Campaign.  Of particular concern are the damaging results of inappropriate … Read full story

Kim Wilkie – The Successful City and its Countryside, Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Kim Wilkie – The Successful City and its Countryside View from Richmond Hill over the River Thames. Image: Kim Wilkie Kim Wilkie, an award winning British landscape architect, will talk about the successful elements of a city and its surrounding countryside, using examples from his extensive portfolio and wealth of experience in what will be an inspirational and enlightening evening. Venue: Marshall’s Design Space, Unit 4 Compton Courtyard, Compton Street, EC1V 0BD Date: Wednesday February 22nd Time: 6:30pm (drinks and light refreshments courtesy … Read full story

A Landscape Christmas Carol – LI London Branch Christmas lecture and social, Tuesday 6th December 2016

Join us for the LI London Branch Christmas lecture and social on Tuesday 6th December   With guest speaker   LI President Merrick Denton Thompson OBE     A Landscape Christmas Carol : Ghosts of past, present and future…..     6.30pm                              Welcome drink 7pm                                   Talk by LI President Merrick Denton Thompson OBE 8pm onwards                    Festive buffet of tasty festive treats including vegetarian options Followed by our charity raffle in aid of Crisis … and finishing with carols on the historic … Read full story