Speakers announced for SGD Autumn Conference

Company: The Society of Garden Designers (SGD)
  • Tom Stuart-Smith MSGD
  • Andrew Ewing
  • Andrew Wilson FSGD
  • Phillip Johnson
  • Mette Skjold

Five world-class speakers from the UK, Scandinavia and Australia have been announced for the SGD Autumn Conference ‘Water Ways’, exploring different aspects of water in the garden and landscape.

From the UK, international landscape designer, Tom Stuart-Smith MSGD will join Andrew Ewing, one of the country’s leading water feature designers, and award-winning garden designer Andrew Wilson FSGD, whose recent projects include the Gold Medal winning Breaking Ground Garden at RHS Chelsea 2017 where his use of water was central to the design.  The designers will share their own projects to demonstrate how water features and dynamic planting can define a landscape. 

Also joining the panel, Phillip Johnson, one of Australia’s leading sustainable landscape designers whose design philosophy centres on recreating habitats to accommodate changing environmental extremes.  Known for designing natural pools, billabongs and waterfalls combined with rich horticultural colours, contrasting textures and fragrances, his practice is one of the most awarded Australasian firms in the industry. Mette Skjold, CEO of SLA, a Danish based landscape architecture practice designing some of Scandinavia’s most contemporary and climate-friendly urban landscapes and public spaces, will share how her practice seeks to solve urban challenges through a multi-disciplined approach to water.

The speakers will explore different aspects of water in the garden or landscape, including contemporary garden water features, natural pools or ponds, sustainable water, water gardens for flood, wetland, bog or seaside salt marsh and the use of water features to engage and inspire the community.

Discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available until 9th October 2017. Visit the SGD website to read more and book tickets online http://www.sgd.org.uk/industry-zone-homepage.aspx

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