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

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

Don’t forget about the Forests of Essex day conference!

Monday 19 February 2018 Time TBC Gilwell Park London This day conference will explore the cultural and natural heritage of the forests of Essex, and issues of the understanding, management and future of trees, woods and forests in the county. The conference will include a keynote session by author and historic landscape specialist, Professor Tom Williamson, who heads up the Landscape Group within the School of History at the UEA, and contributions from Charles Watkins, author and Professor of Rural … Read full story

Save the date for the Winter Social!

The LI President Merrick Denton Thompson will join us for a conversation.Then you will have the opportunity to showcase what you are working on and thinking about as local members. The Winter social will take place on 28th February 2018 at the Dance East Cafe, Ipswich Waterfront from 7pm to 9.30/10pm (Light refreshments provided) Booking details to follow. … Read full story

BIM event tickets are now on sale!

BIM & Tonic Tuesday 5th of December 18:15 at the Espresso Library, Cambridge (http://www.espressolibrary.com/) Is there a way to digest the intricate but necessary BIM process? Yes…perhaps with a bit of Tonic! Save the date for an enlightening and inspirational evening that will take you through the essentials of BIM and show you how various Levels are delivered on real projects. Your guides in the world of BIM will be two exceptional speakers: Mike Shilton – Chair of the Landscape … Read full story

Public Sector Working Group

Thursday 19th October 2pm-5pm Natural England Offices, Cambridge These meetings, which happen quarterly, are intended for landscape professionals working in the public sector. If you have not previously connected with the  group but would be interested in attending, or being on the circulation list, please contact Catherine Bailey catherine@bailey72.co.uk , Sarah Long Sarah.Long@environment-agency.gov.uk or Jonathan Dix Jonathan.Dix@naturalengland.org.uk about joining the next meeting. … Read full story

Beth Chatto Garden Tour – 12th October

Thursday 12th October 2.30pm – 4.30pm (time subject to minor change) The Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB   An opportunity to have a tour of the gardens, created by award-winning gardener and author Beth Chatto OBE, lead by Head Gardener, Åsa Gregers-warg. The gardens have been created from 1960 onwards from a wasteland of brambles, gravel and boggy ditches, transformed by using plants adapted by nature to thrive in different conditions, including the world-renowned Gravel Garden created in 1992, and never … Read full story