Guided tour of University of Greenwich Roof Garden and Living Walls, Monday 21st May

  Guided tour of University of Greenwich Roof Garden and Living Walls Led by Dr Benz Kotzen, Monday 21 May, 2018, 3-5pm   Since the Landscape Department moved to central Greenwich in 2013, the staff led by Dr Benz Kotzen have been developing the roof gardens as a teaching and research resource under the umbrella of the Green Roofs and Living Walls Centre, see The tour will last two hours and view the university’s living walls and roof gardens. … Read full story

Hal Moggridge: Slow growth, On the Art of Landscape Architecture, 21st February 2018

Hal Moggridge Slow Growth, On the Art of Landscape Architecture The London Branch is delighted to welcome Hal Moggridge, OBE VMH PPLI FIHORT RIBA AADIP to talk about the ideas explored in his book ‘Slow Growth, On the Art of Landscape Architecture’. Hal has had an extensive career from working in the office of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe to playing a key role in restoring the Capability Brown masterpiece at Blenheim. He co-founded Colvin and Moggridge which is the oldest surviving … Read full story

Townscape Character Assessment: Understanding Place, Informing Change, Monday 15th January

The London Branch is pleased to invite you to and evening of Townscape Character Assessment with expert speakers and practitioners. Christine Tudor of Natural England will give an introduction to Townscape Character Assessment, followed by case study presentations from urban practitioners Rebecca Knight, Director of Landscape Planning, LUC and Jane Manning, Associate Director Allies and Morrison. These will be followed by a Townscape Character Assessment Workshop by Jon Rooney, AECOM and Ian Houlston, LDA Design. Both are members of the … Read full story

Soil – Designing with waste Material: making it work aesthetically as well as for wildlife, Thursday 9th November

    A new approach ​to ​brownfield sites that considers the potential of what lies beneath the surface.   John Little from Grass Roof Company and Green Roof Shelters, will share his vision and design approach to deal with ​brownfield soils in a creative and sustainable way.   “Unfortunately to government brownfield means ‘build on’ – Its the places we feel relaxed about destroying, yet they are potentially the most exciting habitats for wildlife we have. Natural England recently described … Read full story

Drawing Evening with Trevor Flynn, Thursday 12th October 6-9pm

Drawing Evening with Trevor Flynn – curator of Drawing at Work and Sketch Mob Image: Mareike Langkitsch Thursday 12th October 6-9pm @ Marshalls Design Space   Following the success of our drawing summer series in 2016, we are excited to organise a follow up drawing evening with Trevor Flynn at the Marshalls Design Space. This session is a fun evening of learning drawing principles and applying them to draw perspective, changes to scale and an opportunity to experiment with layered … Read full story

Deepdene Gardens and Estate Guided Walk Sunday 8th October

Deepdene Gardens and Estate –  free Guided Walk, Sunday 8th October A joint event for LI London and LI South East Branch Members, friends and family. Join us for a free guided walk around the historic Deepdene Estate in Dorking, Surrey, which includes the Grade II* listed Deepdene Gardens and Grade II* listed Hope Mausoleum. Deepdene traces its origins to the mid-17th century, when owner Charles Howard created one of the earliest true Italianate gardens in a natural steep sided … Read full story

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


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