Planting Design That Works

  • Thu 7 July 2016
  • 10 am – 4 pm

The Piet Oudolf borders at Durslade Farm present a great opportunity for landscape designers and keen home gardeners to look critically at modern planting design. The second workshop of our garden series, run by Noel Kingsbury, looks at both Oudolf’s career and at the practical issues of how to select and arrange plants in a contemporary perennial planting. The Oudolf border will be used as the starting point for exercises encouraging participants to make the most of species for the climate of the South West, to maximise the season of interest and consider radical new ways of putting plants together. About Noel Kingsbury Noel Kingsbury is best known for his promotion of what is broadly called an ecological or naturalistic approach to planting design. He’s written over 20 books on various aspects of plants and gardens, three of them in collaboration with Dutch designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf. Over the years he has written for Gardens Illustrated, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Garden, Hortus and The New York Times, among many other notable publications. He has been actively involved in the promotion of quality public planting for many years now, having worked as a design consultant on several projects with Bristol City Council, as well as on private gardens. He does consultancy work in the fields of garden maintenance and development, roof greening and other aspects of ‘green architecture’, including collaborations with artists working in the public sphere. Tickets are £90 per person and include lunch at the Roth Bar & Grill. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

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