When

Friday, 14 June 2019, 9am–5pm

Featuring

Professor Nigel Dunnett

Venue

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

Tickets

£155 per person

all refreshments and lunch included

What

Low-input, high-impact, sustainable planting design for 
landscape professionals

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


£155 Buy Tickets

Tickets are limited and on a first come first served basis, 
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Professor Nigel Dunnett

Low-input, high-impact gardens and landscapes
Sustainable design with plants — by Professor Nigel Dunnett

Planting Design is a complex art form. In this masterclass we will take a deeper look at natural plant communities, learn about Professor Nigel Dunnett’s design philosophy, and his pioneering approach to new ecological planting design for public spaces and gardens.

The masterclass will comprise of three sessions:

  • Introduction: why naturalistic planting design?
  • ‘Reading Nature’: 10 principles of naturalistic planting design derived from the way that plants grow in the wild
  • A planting design methodology and practical workshop

He will teach us how, with the integration of ecology and horticulture, we can achieve low-input but high-impact landscapes that are dynamic, diverse, and tuned to nature. His aim is to provoke strong positive emotions through intimate experiences of enhanced nature, at the human scale.

Nigel will also talk through a few of his hugely successful designed landscape projects including Trentham Gardens, Buckingham Palace, Grey to Green Sheffield and The Barbican Centre, London.

Professor Nigel Dunnett Perennials

His work is based on decades of detailed experimental work, and widespread application in practice: he works as a designer and consultant and regularly collaborates with a wide range of other professions, his work has been widely applied in the UK and abroad.

In 2016 Nigel was appointed as an Ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society to spearhead their ‘Greening Grey Britain’ campaign, and is a former Garden Club of America International Fellow. Nigel has authored and co-authored key books on planting design, water-sensitive design, and urban rainwater management.

Nigel is a gold medal-winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In November 2018 Nigel won Landscape Institute Award 2018 for Planting Design, Public Horticulture and Strategic Ecology, and the Fellows Prize for Most Outstanding Project, both for the Barbican, London.

Professor Nigel Dunnett 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. Introduction: Why naturalistic planting design?
  3. Break
  4. Reading Nature: 10 principles of naturalistic planting design derived from the way that plants grow in the wild
  5. Lunch
  6. A planting design methodology and practical workshop
  7. Discussion

Please note: timing of breaks and lunch may vary

When

Friday, 14 June 2019, 9am–5pm

Featuring

Professor Nigel Dunnett

Venue

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

Tickets

£155 per person

all refreshments and lunch included

What

Low-input, high-impact, sustainable planting design for 
landscape professionals

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


£155 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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