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Landscape masterclass

Friday 14 June 2019 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Low-input, high-impact gardens and landscapes
— 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.

£155; click here for tickets.


Friday 14 June 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Linnaeus study room
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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0117 42 82041