When

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9am–5pm

Speakers

Dr. Noel Kingsbury + Caroline Hanks

Venue

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

Tickets

£120 per person

all refreshments and lunch included

What

Perennials and meadows – 
plant ecology for the 
landscape profession

plant science, ecology, perennials, 
meadows, design


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The Rabbits Eye View
Long-term plant performance — by Dr. Noel Kingsbury

An increasing role for perennials in designed landscapes requires them to be chosen for long-term performance. This hands on workshop is aimed at helping landscape professionals to learn more about them as living materials and how they can be effectively selected and combined.

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. A great interest in innovative ways of presenting information is central to his work – the 'Rabbit's Eye View' workshop is widely regarded as one of the most cutting-edge teaching experiences with both amateur and a variety of professional groups, and has 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.

Meadows made simple — by Caroline Hanks

Caroline will discuss methods of meadow creation and give tips on how to implement a successful scheme. She will explore the key principles that should be considered when specifying for meadow creation projects. This will give you practical guide on how to manage your meadow expectations and the realistic goals that can be achieved.

She also advises on ponds, orchards, conservation seed mixtures and other habitats that benefit wildlife in the wider landscape. In 2015 she helped set up Herefordshire Meadows with a group of meadow owners who are exploring techniques to restore and create meadows at field and garden scale. Caroline is an enthusiast for simple practical techniques that can be adapted to large and small projects.

Photos of Meadows

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. Rabbits Eye View, Dr. Noel Kingsbury
  3. Break
  4. Garden walk, Dr. Noel Kingsbury
  5. Lunch
  6. Meadows made simple, Caroline Hanks
  7. Discussion

When

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9am–5pm

Speakers

Dr. Noel Kingsbury + Caroline Hanks

Venue

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

Tickets

£120 per person

all refreshments and lunch included

What

Perennials and meadows – 
plant ecology for the 
landscape profession

plant science, ecology, perennials, 
meadows, design


Sold out

Sorry, the Landscape Masterclass is now full, please join our mailing list for notification of future events


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.

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

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