Category: Events and Publications

Softscape Matters: mastering the art of planting plans

Planting design is a unique skill that sets landscape architects apart from all other built environment professionals and is an aspect in which we should excel. Whether a practising landscape architect, a university or conversion student, or on…

Accessibility in St Paul’s

Accessible Gloucestershire will be auditing the streets of St Paul’s to assess and report on the quality of the pedestrian experience. They want to hear your views, so if you are a resident or a frequent visitor on…

Cosset with immersive planting

Amber Hine, currently studying for her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Gloucestershire and advocate of biophilic design, has been published in Homes & Gardens magazine. She believes that increasing the planting area in any potential…

Calling all Students – Lunch and Learning for a Tenner? Landscape of Communities FOLAR Annual Symposium Saturday 18 November 2023

This year’s FOLAR Symposium will be on the subject of the Landscape of Communities. These are seen as amenity landscapes which respond first to the wishes and ways of the local community, whether local residents or workers. Speakers…

Rhyzophyllia and the soil food web: a Botanical Society talk given by Eddie Bailey on 14th November

“After just one pre-winter of mulching, I noticed an incredible difference in the structure of my soil. Moving mulch to one side ahead of planting plugs in April I saw a ‘storm’ of microarthropods on the soil surface….

On the loss of the tree at Sycamore Gap

The sculptor Antony Gormley has refused to replace the felled sycamore on Hadrian’s Wall with a work of art. He agrees with Mark Wallinger that trees and sculptures are very different things and given a choice would always…

Women of the Welfare Landscape

An exhibition celebrating the work of pioneering landscape architect Brenda Colvin (1897-1981), her practice, Colvin and Moggridge, and the amazing women she worked alongside. Exhibition open from 9:30 to16:30, 9-27 September 2023 National Trust Buscot and Coleshill Estate,…

Invitation to the launch of the Women of the Welfare Landscape exhibition

You are invited to the launch of the Women of the Welfare Landscape exhibition at the National Trust’s Buscot and Coleshill Estate celebrating the legacy of Brenda Colvin and her practice Colvin & Moggridge. Date: Friday 8th September…

URBAN REWILDING International Design Workshop

This three-day workshop aims to regenerate vulnerable areas through rewilding. We will develop rewilding scenarios aimed at mitigating barriers and challenges, alongside realising opportunities in different socio-economic and landscape contexts. 1-3 March 2023 Francis Close Hall campus, University…

SOFTSCAPE MATTERS
Mastering the Art of Planting Plans

I’m giving a lecture series in Bristol this autumn titled Softscape Matters : Mastering the Art of Planting Plans. Softscape Design should be a core strength of the landscape profession but sadly it’s a recognised weakness. It needn’t…