Ash dieback found on three new host species of tree in the UK

The Forestry Commission is urging industry to be vigilant for signs of ash dieback on new tree and shrub species and report suspected sightings through its Tree Alert reporting system.   The call comes after three new tree and shrub species in the same family as ash (Oleaceae) tested positive for ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) infection at the Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire.   The findings are unlikely to have a significant impact on the environment as the newly infected species are … Read full story

Garden Cities of Tomorrow conference – 10th September 2018

This day conference will explore the history of garden cities, suburbs and villages, and issues surrounding their conservation and future, as well as the design of new garden communities. The conference will feature a keynote session by Katy Lock of the Town and Country Planning Association, who is co-author of ‘The Art of Building a Garden City’. Contributors will also include: Mervyn Miller, author of ‘English Garden Cities’ (English Heritage); Sarah Rutherford, author of ‘Garden Cities’ (Shire Library); and Elain … Read full story

Book your tickets for the LIEE Summer Social on July 26th in Ipswich!

 Picture: Foster + Partners An archi-star for Ipswich: Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Foster + Partners intervention to the upper Orwell River landscape Let’s meet for a Summer Social in Ipswich! Here is the program for this exciting event: 4.15 meeting at the DanceEast – walk till 6.00 6.15 – 7.00 refreshment 7.00-8.30 talk/open discussion Suffolk County Council Highways Department and Ipswich borough Council Planning and Development Operations (tbc) representatives will host the walk and talk. For any … Read full story

Garden design competition

The ‘Art and jardins – Hauts-de-France’ association and the « Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale » (French World War One Centennial Commission) invite landscape architects, garden designers participate in a series of competition gardens in remembrance of the Great War in northern France. 15 Gardens of Peace will be implemented this year to remember and celebrate the countries and their soldiers who participated in some of the most atrocious battles and campaigns of wartime Europe. We are thus looking … Read full story

LIEE AGM and CPD event – Hardscape Design and Construction, 2 of May 2018

This year’s AGM will follow an afternoon CPD event on hardscape design and construction. Assemble at the Cambridge Train Station forecourt at 3.30pm for a walk led by Dawn Purves and Robert Myers of Robert Myers Associates of the CB1 area focusing on hard landscape design and construction. The guided walk will be followed by a talk at Mott MacDonald’s offices. Special guest speaker at the AGM will be LI President, Merrick Denton – Thompson. For organizational purposes please book … Read full story

Cancellation notice

Landscape Institute East of England winter social 28 February 2018 6.30-9.30pm Dance East Café on the Waterfront, Ipswich We regret that, due to the bad weather, this evening’s Landscape Institute East of England winter social has been cancelled. Refunds will be issues to all who booked. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. With best wishes, Landscape Institute East of England … Read full story

Pathway to Chartership Study Group and Mentors

Various study groups are meeting in the East of England region, in addition to the one run by the LIEE branch. Please get in touch if you want more information! Call out for Mentors! There are some young minds in East of England looking for someone to guide them on the P2C, please let us know if you are interested in taking on a candidate so that we can put you in touch. … Read full story

Do you know enough about planting?

  Writtle University College singular modules for CPD (Landscape Architect):  a great opportunity to build or refresh your plant knowledge! Selecting Plants for Designed Landscapes: This module’s focus is on appropriate plant selection, not only for design intent and aesthetic value, but with regard to the site, sustainability, its contribution to biodiversity and future maintenance requirements. The reasons for plants failing to establish in the designed landscape are investigated. There is an emphasisplaced on the skills of plant knowledge and identification, including … Read full story

A conversation with LI President Merrick Denton-Thompson

Come out of the cold and herald the Spring! Wednesday 28 February 2018 Book via  Eventbrite Come to the Landscape Institute East of England winter social and hear LI President Merrick Denton-Thompson converse about highlights of his Presidency, the public sector and key Institute developments in the past year. Let’s showcase the range of work undertaken by LIEE members: book your slot for five slides in five minutes to present a scheme, a concept, a technical  issue resolved, an LVIA, a landscape science or … Read full story