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SGD Spring Conference 2021

OUR FUTURE HEALTH: how to unlock the restorative power of nature

Did you miss the Spring Conference 2021? You can now catch-up on all the speaker presentations with the SGD Spring Conference 2021 Video On-Demand Archive. All sessions containing 5 hours of CPD content - instantly available to order now.

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During Digital Spring 2021 Conference, our speakers Sue Stuart-Smith, Tijana Blanusa, Olivia Kirk, Topher Delaney, Johanna Gibbons, Tom Stuart-Smith, and Faith Ramsay as our Chair, presented findings from contemporary research into the health benefits of green spaces and explored how garden design and plants can influence our sensory experiences, psychology and wellbeing.

Our expert panel of speakers also examined the health problems we face in the modern world, they explained how we can mitigate these through the gardens and landscapes that we design, from sowing seeds at rehabilitation centres and community garden projects to the principles of user-led design, plant selection and spatial layout. All sessions are now avialable to watch online...

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SGD Autumn Conference 2020

Garden Design in an Era of Climate Crisis

Did you miss the Autumn Conference 2020? You can now catch-up on all the speaker presentations with the SGD Autumn Conference Video On-Demand Archive. All sessions containing 5 hours of CPD content - instantly available to order now.

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With the expertise and specialist knowledge of our celebrated speakers, the SGD Autumn Digital Conference focused on some of the most basic and precious resources we deal with: water, earth and plants. Presentations on these topics were presented by Robert Bray, Tim O’Hare and James Hitchmough and they looked at how we can use resources differently and better and do more with less. Sarah Eberle FSGD explored the meaning of sustainability, how we assess the impact of our actions and decisions, and how we identify areas of design or practice which we may need to reconsider. Dave Goulson looked at what gardens offer insects, how habitats can be increased and enhanced through design. Are natives or non-natives better plants for insects and our changing climate?

Conference Chair Mark Laurence MSGD held the threads of these interrelated and complex topics and helped to signal ways in which ideas and designs can be regenerative and create beautiful, ecologically diverse havens that build soils and sequester carbon, and be feasible with a low footprint. Surely this has to be the new role for all garden and landscape designs?

We know filming the conference will provide inspiration & education to those that can't travel, or can't attend. Don't miss out, our on-demand coverage is the next best thing to being there.

The Conference Speakers (from left to right): Robert Bray, Tim O'Hare, James Hitchmough, Sarah Eberle FSGD, Dave Goulson, & Mark Laurence MSGD

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SGD Spring Conference 2020

The Source 2: Inspiration, Creativity, and the Big Idea

Did you miss the Spring Conference 2020? You can now catch-up on all the speaker presentations with the SGD Spring Conference Video On-Demand Archive. All sessions containing 5 hours of CPD content - instantly available to order now.

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The SGD Digital Spring 2020 Conference lifted the lid on the use of colour in the garden, looking beyond fashions and trends and exploring the subject from all points, from artistic to scientific.

Stephanie Mahon Steve Martino Benjamin Pope Emily Erlam Jimi Blake Mike Allaby Sarah Morgan

An impressive line-up of speakers included American landscape architect Steve Martino, whose work blends colourful, man-made elements with native plants to reflect the sun-drenched beauty of the American desert; garden designer Emily Erlam, known for her exuberant, colourful planting, sensitivity to the existing landscape and designs will explored the seduction of colour and creation of drama.

Head Gardener and plantsman Benjamin Pope continued the story looking at colour through eyes on the ground as he maintains and develops a country garden in West Sussex. His talk explored how colour can be used to create and enhance atmosphere using fruit, vegetables and flowers. Edward Hutchison has used colour as an essential tool throughout his career working as a landscape architect and he will show how his use of colour stretches his creative vision and thoughts as both designer and artist

In addition, Irish gardening consultant and planting designer Jimi Blake explored the use of colour in his garden at Hunting Brook in County Wicklow, focusing on the colour combinations of flowers and foliage and discussing how he creates tapestries of colour throughout his exotic areas, perennial beds and woodland gardens; and Mike Allaby, author of more than 100 books on plant science, introduced the often curious reasons as to how and why colour is perceived in the gardens and landscapes that surround us, from a scientific perspective.

The conference was be chaired by Stephanie Mahon, editor of the Garden Design Journal who examined how colour is expressed and how it changes its nature depending on how it is consumed - either through paint on a canvas, ink on a page, pixels on a screen or light in your garden.

Join us to discover how the right use of colour in garden design – from plants to hard landscaping - can enhance us as individuals, reinforce our connections with the gardens and landscapes we create, and influence the way we use space.

You can now catch-up on all the speaker presentations with the SGD Spring Conference Video On Demand Archive.

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SGD Autumn Conference 2019

The Source 2: Inspiration, Creativity, and the Big Idea

Did you miss the Autumn Conference 2019? You can now catch-up on all the speaker presentations with the SGD Autumn Conference Video On-Demand Archive. All sessions containing 5 hours of CPD content - instantly available to order now.

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Chaired by multi-award winning designer Cleve West MSGD, a line-up of internationally renowned speakers shared their individual approaches to creativity; the conference offered a rare insight into how they nurture and cultivate imagination, and how they recognise a potentially successful idea and convert it into reality. Speakers included Matt Keightley MSGD and Cameron Wilson from Rosebank Landscaping, landscape architect Jenny Coe, Haruko Seki from Studio Lasso, Luciano Giubbilei, and Greek architect and landscape architect Thomas Doxiadis.. Catchup on the videos from Autumn Conference 2019 here

Cleve West luciano Giubbilei Haruko Seki Thomas Doxiadis Jennifer Coe Matt Keightley Cameron Wilson Sarah Morgan

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SGD Spring Conference 2019

SEX IN THE GARDEN: Flowers, fruit & foraging

Did you miss the Spring Conference? You can now catch-up on all the speaker presentations with the SGD Spring Conference Video On-Demand Archive. All sessions containing 5 hours of CPD content - instantly available to order now.

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Our acclaimed speakers included Emma Desmier, Olivier Filippi, Noel Kingsbury, Michael Marriott, Henrik Sjöman, Jim Buckand & Sarah Wain - they offered improved strategies in plantsmanship, review species selection for changing climate, biodiversity and maintenance regimes, and revealed 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. Catchup on the videos from Spring Conference 2019 here

Arit Anderson Noel Kingsbury Henrik Sjöman Michael Marriott Emma Desmier Jim Buckland Sarah Wain Olivier Filippi

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