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

Play Seminar 2017- 13th of October

              Royston Town Hall, SG8 7GA 10am – 3pm This is an exciting day covering diverse play subjects as well as providing opportunities to discuss with colleagues across the region. Tickets are just £30 per delegate including refreshments. Existing members of ParksHerts or Eastern Region Parks & Open Spaces Forum will receive 2 free tickets and new members will receive 1 free ticket. To attend, please email delegates names, positions and contact details to;- … Read full story

Half day Seminar for Planning Administrators, Technicians and Apprentices

“Guidance on Planning Legislation, Language & Terms”   Who should attend: Planning Administrators, Technicians and Apprentices Date and Time: Thursday 18 May 2017, 1.00pm-4.45pm Venue: Hughes Hall College,Wollaston Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EW Details and to book:  See the RTPI website for more details including a full programme Cost:  Discount available for 2 or more delegates attending from one organisation: £50+VAT per delegate, including lunch and networking opportunities Individual delegate: £60+VAT    This is a must attend event for Planning Administrators, … Read full story

Tour of Barcham Tree nursery and the National Trust Anglesey Abbey gardens. 29th June 2017

                Set with the back drop of Ely Cathedral the tree nursery at Barcham is Europe’s largest container tree nursery with as many as 450 varieties available to see over a site of 300 acres. The nursery has been producing trees of the highest quality for over 30 years and offers interest to all, for whatever reason you are looking to plant trees. It is estimated that there are over 1.4 million Barcham … Read full story