When

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9am–5pm

Featuring

Dr. Noel Kingsbury

Venue

University of Bristol Botanic Gardens, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop, Bristol  BS9 1JG

Tickets

£140 per person

all refreshments and lunch included

What

Plant ecology and design workshop for the 
landscape professional

plant science, ecology, perennials, biodiversity, design, CPD


£140 Buy Tickets

Tickets are limited and on a first come first served basis, 
please read our terms and conditions at the end of the page

Design with living materials
Plant ecology and design workshop — by Dr. Noel Kingsbury

This unique, hands-on workshop is aimed at helping landscape professionals to learn more about perennials as living materials, and their long-term performance in designed landscapes.

Dr. Noel Kingsbury will focus on the contemporary naturalistic style, covering ecological planting — selecting plants for different environments whilst supporting biodiversity and pollinators — and the design aspects of choosing species for repetition and creating simple repeating modules.

We will look at the basics of effective planting, focussing on perennials and grasses, but also in combination with woody plants. Different ways of maximising interest through the year are considered, with a focus on plant structure as the key to effective design.

This is a full day workshop including refreshments and lunch. The afternoon session will incorporate a number of exercises which will help to develop critical planting design skills.

His 'New Perennial Garden' of 1994 helped launch the current wave of interest in naturalistic planting design. He followed up with a research doctorate in 2007 with the Landscape Department at Sheffield University.

Noel has published around 25 books including four with Dutch designer Piet Oudolf. Innovative ways of presenting information are central to his workshops – they are widely regarded as some of the most cutting-edge teaching experiences by a variety of professional groups, and have been delivered in ten countries to date. Noel also teaches workshops within a sister organisation gardenmasterclass.org.

His current projects include consultancy work at a National Trust property and the planting for a major park regeneration project in Edinburgh.

Noel Kingsbury Landscapes

This Landscape Masterclass will be held at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens. The first new University Botanic garden to be created in nearly 40 years. 1.77 hectare of Gardens, planted in diverse displays, form an excellent base for this workshop.

The Botanic Gardens are located in Bristol, just off Durdham Downs, with clear signposts.

  1. Refreshments on arrival
  2. Design with living materials
  3. Break
  4. Garden walk
  5. Lunch
  6. Planting design workshop
  7. Discussion

When

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9am–5pm

Featuring

Dr. Noel Kingsbury

Venue

University of Bristol Botanic Gardens, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop, Bristol  BS9 1JG

Tickets

£140 per person

all refreshments and lunch included

What

Plant ecology and design workshop for the 
landscape professional

plant science, ecology, perennials, biodiversity, design, CPD


£140 Buy Tickets

Tickets are limited and on a first come first served basis, 
please read our terms and conditions at the end of the page

Landscape Masterclass

These events are ideally suited to people with a keen interest and involvement in design, landscaping and ecology. 
Meet like-minded people from different disciplines in intimate and inspiring environments for continued professional development.

The masterclass events are organised by Flavia Goldsworthy, Landscape Architect.

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