'Palmstead Nurseries' Soft Landscape Workshop - Green Connection - Empowerment through Collaboration' 23 January 2019

'Palmstead Nurseries' Soft Landscape Workshop - Green Connection - Empowerment through Collaboration' 23 January 2019

National (Eng/Wales/Scot/NI)

  • 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM, 23 January 2019

Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Ave, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8UX

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The 11th Palmstead workshop returns on 23 January 2019 and BALI will be in attendance, celebrating 'Green Connections' and the power of collaboration.

  • Description

    Plans are well underway for the 11th popular Palmstead workshop where landscape professionals gather to discuss current topics and hear from experts in their field. The workshop is curated by ex-marketing manager Nick Coslett, formally of Palmstead Nurseries. The 2019 workshop will look at several topics related to urban green and collaboration, including;

    • Biophilia, the benefit that plants bring to our environment and ourselves, but it’s become a bit of a buzzword. Simply is it  - Green is Good, but we’ll be asking is some green better than others, especially in our urban places.
    • However successful gardens and landscapes are created and maintained by a collaboration between, client, designer, contractor and supplier. So, we will also look at the key to successful collaboration across our industry and how Palmstead is a hub for making connections with other specialists and suppliers/exhibitors as well as Palmstead’s own plant specialists and experts. You can’t afford not to connect up with the Palmstead hub and bolster your expertise.

    The day will also feature several inspirational speakers, including;

    • John Wyer the Landscape Architect and “thinker” behind the successful landscaper Bowles and Wyer. He’ll look at the collaboration our industry need to make things work and his views on how planting our future urban areas will work with the competing demands for housing and population.
    • Adam White Landscape Architect whose energy and enthusiasm wowed delegates at the last workshop is returning. Now President of the Landscape Institute, Adam will report on the cross-industry collaboration and representations being made on our behalf and will be our summing up of the day speaker.
    • John Adlam of Dove Bugs is an in-demand consultant for the horticultural industry. He will discuss the shape of UK Horticulture in the light of Brexit. Covering changes and predictions about; pesticides, glyphosate, plastics, growing media and of course biosecurity.
    • Dr Ken Thompson – an independent speaker and writer, author of books including The Sceptical Gardener, Where do Camels Belong? The Story and Science of Invasive Species, Do We Need Pandas? And others.  His talk will be titled “What’s Green got to do with it”  
    • Dr Andy Hirons will present the TDAG tree selector – this new and free to download tree selection guide. Andy will walk delegates through how to use and benefit from the research this guide contains. Co-written by the Dr Henrik Sjoman THE tree expert of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and innovator on plant selection through physiological criteria in the wild and selecting genomes from natural conditions which mimic urban environments.  
    • Andrew Wilson of the London College of Garden Design – looking at how GD can help greening up our urban spaces. Andrew last spoke with us in 2010. But more and more GD are employing Landscape architects and the division between the professions are getting blurred. However more and more GD are implementing the planting designs to Landscape Architects masterplans.

    There will also be exhibitions and short technical presentations from two selected and respected suppliers to our industry (Green-Tech on tree establishment and Rigby Taylor on plants Carbon Capture and why professional landscaper need to know about it.)