North West: Explore Wright Landscapes & Future-Forward Design

BALI Regional Event

Wright Landscapes
25 Jul 2024
Pickmere Nurseries, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0JL
Opening times:
12:00pm - 4:15pm

Join the North West committee as we embark on a visit to the ever-evolving Wright Landscapes. With a team of in-house experts, we will get an inside view of the extensive nursery, as well as some live demonstrations and presentations on the day.

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Take a tour of the extensive - and growing - nursery, with a demonstration of tree lifting safe practice. Nathan Webster, head of the design team at Wright Landscapes will also be discussing the design for his award winning 'Off the Grid' Young Designer garden at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2023.

We will also have a talk from Renaissance, a structural and civil engineering consultancy, providing details on how outdoor spaces can be effectively designed to mitigate flood risk, as well as improve drainage, biodiversity, water quality and amenity. They will show case studies where these improvements have been successfully implemented within the drainage design and share some lessons learnt on what contributed their success. The talk will then be rounded off with a discussion of the key obstacles and government policies coming into effect that will shape the future of our industry.

Lastly, we have The Landscape Academy with the key focus on productivity and performance, exploring topics & ideas that can be easily implemented to increase and improve performance for both business owners and their employees through personal development, communication and training. 

on the day:

12:00pm Welcome tea and coffee

12:15pm Guided tour of Pickmere nursery, plus a live tree lifting demonstration

1:15pm - Buffet lunch

2:00pm - Talk from Nathan Webster, insight into the design for his Gold medal, award winning RHS Tatton Best Young Designer garden 'Off the Grid'

2:45pm - Patrick Clayton, Renaissance - Drainage presentation

3:30pm - Mark Youde, The Landscape Academy - Productivity & Performance: exploring topics & ideas that can be easily implemented to increase and improve performance for both business owners and their employees

4:15pm - Finish

Further information:

Wright Landscapes

Located in the scenic Knutsford countryside, Wright Landscapes specialises in comprehensive landscape construction services. From initial planning and design to project completion and ongoing maintenance, the dedicated team ensures the clients vision is realised with meticulous attention to detail and the highest standards of craftsmanship. Their bespoke head office facility includes a nursery showcasing stunning trees and quality plants, a design studio, and impressive show garden displays.

Nathan Webster – Landscape Architect - Nathan leads the creation of distinctive and prestigious garden designs. As an award-winning landscape architect, he is celebrated as one of the industry's rising stars. Nathan achieved significant acclaim at the RHS Young Designer competition in 2023, winning top honours with his garden 'Off the Grid', which continues to inspire his innovative designs, including his recent showcase at the RHS Urban event in April. Nathan's journey into design began with his 'Back to Back' garden at the RHS Tatton Show in 2016, igniting his passion for transformative landscape creations.


Renaissance is a Manchester-based structural and civil engineering consultancy delivering highly efficient engineering designs for clients across the country. They are enthusiastic about the future of the built environment and stay at the cutting edge of design methodology. 

Patrick Clayton - with the current climate, flooding had been a real area of concern and so we have invited Patrick Clayton, Rennaissance to attend on the day to talk more about the importance of drainage and solutions they can provide. Their expertise covers all aspects of civil and structural engineering design; ranging from large-scale master planning and extensive public realm works to high rise tower and heritage structural design.

The Landscape Academy

The award winning, Lantra accredited The Landscape Academy provides stimulating education and training in all fields throughout the landscape industry, tailored to suit all abilities. Our in-depth and informative courses, produced and delivered by professional industry experts, leads the way in training for the landscape industry. With an expansive external training arena, our learners have a generous workspace to learn, practice, grow and succeed, ensuring they receive the best training experience and knowledge in a safe and controlled environment.

Mark Youde’s passion and enthusiasm about the landscaping industry makes him the driving force behind the creation of The Landscape Academy. He has a desire to help nurture and develop talent to build and grow a professional approach throughout all landscaping disciplines. Mark’s involvement as a key contributor in the APL Apprenticeship and WSUK competition, along with his excitement for landscaping and expertise within the industry, have seen him become one of the most regarded individuals within the landscaping sector.

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