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

FOLAR symposium: British Agricultural Landscapes – past, present and post-Brexit

  14 April 2018 10am to 5pm at MERL, University of Reading This year’s FOLAR Symposium deals with British agricultural landscapes since 1945 and considers its future. Speakers include: Professor Adrian Phillips former CEO of the Countryside Commission from 1981-1992 on the post-War story, Dr Simon Mortimer of Reading and Director of the Biodiversity, Crops and Agro-ecosystems Division on options for future agri-environment policy, Paul Tiplady CMLI former Lakes District National Park CEO on the role of agriculture in our National … Read full story

Seminars by the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG)

A Guide to Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure – Helping to grow a resilient urban forest   We face multiple urban challenges, both today and into the future, including the anticipated impacts of a changing climate.  As a major component of green infrastructure, trees are widely recognised as making a significant contribution towards ameliorating some of these issues. However, trees can only deliver their many benefits over the long term if appropriate species are selected for a given location. … Read full story

BIM & Tonic

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 Institute BIM Working Group & Product Director at Keysoft Solution. Mike will explore the … Read full story

Congratulations to Adam Knight for winning the undergraduate prize 2017 for planting scheme

Here are a word from Adam Knight and few visuals of his dissertation.                         After leaving secondary school in 2011 I pursued a career in the world of Horticulture studying Amenity Horticulture at Writtle University College. Whilst studying horticulture I worked within a specialist nursery called Langthorns Plantery in which I gained valuable hands on experience working with plants and understanding the life of a plant, particularly maintaining ornamental … Read full story

The long term performance of perennials at Fullers Mill

Place: West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HD Date: 22nd of September 2016 Speakers: Noel Kingsbury and James Hitchmough   Participants will learn how to make simple observations of perennial growth forms, and link these to long-term performance issues: longevity, rate and degree of spread, levels of self-seeding and competitiveness. * Participants will be able to make simple predictions of long-term plant performance. How long will plants survive? Will they spread? Will they seed? This full-day garden-based workshop aims at encouraging participants to … Read full story