SGD Spring Conference 2019

Date: 27th April 2019
Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

A first-class line-up of speakers from the worlds of garden design, research and horticulture has been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on 27th April exploring the provocatively titled topic: ‘Sex in the Garden – flowers, fruit & foraging’.

Surely the most sensual time in the garden is when it is in full bloom, a riot of rich colours and textures, buzzing with bees, and the air filled with scents and holding the prospect of succulent fruits and seed heads in the seasons to come.

Sex in the Garden will bring together garden designers, researchers and horticulturists who will share their practical and inspirational approaches ranging from kitchen gardens, herbaceous borders and shade and woodland sites to open Mediterranean climes.

Our acclaimed speakers include Emma Desmier, Olivier Filippi, Noel Kingsbury, Michael Marriot and Henrik Sjöman, who will offer improved strategies in plantsmanship, review species selection for changing climate, biodiversity and maintenance regimes, and reveal how to make the most of scent and extend the season of flower and excitement based on the most reliable, spectacular and valued flowering and fruiting plants.