Let’s celebrate the LI 90th Birthday with Merrick Denton-Thompson

Monday June the 3rd 6.30 – 9.30pm. Espresso Library, East Road, Cambridge. CB1 1BG.   This May, the Landscape Institute marks its 90th birthday. To help celebrate this important year, LIEE will host an evening with Merrick Denton-Thompson, recent past president of the Landscape Institute. Merrick will give a presentation about the government’s 25 year Environment Plan, the draft Environment Bill, and what might eventually replace the EU Common Agricultural Policy.   This government is the first to commit to … Read full story

East of England AGM 2019

The LI East of England branch will hold its Annual General Meeting at 1:45pm on 11 May at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex. Registration will be open from 1:00pm – please arrive in plenty of time in order to register your attendance. Please reserve your place in advance here. An expert guided tour of the RHS Hyde Hall Gardens followed by cream teas in the thatched barn will precede the AGM. The morning registration for the garden tour will open … Read full story

AGM minutes 2018

Minutes of the AGM for the Landscape institute East of England Branch Mott MacDonald, Cambridge 2nd May 2018   Apologies: Blaise Cook, Anne Westover, Sarah Long Attendees: Adams Liz, Bailey Catherine, Thompson Chris, Sechi Martina, Chevalier Manon and as per attendees-AGM2018. Minutes of last AGM, Thursday 27th April 2017, approved   Chair report / Elizabeth Adams: Review of the past year events, including tour of Barcham Nursery and Beth Chatto garden and BIM and Tonic! The branch also co-hosted the Essex … Read full story

Don’t miss out the next

A Green Infrastructure Design course is available from Essex County Council Traditional Building Skills and Conservation Courses Programme on 17th May 2019 at the Broadgate Welcome Centre in London. Information on the event accessible from the link below: https://www.placeservices.co.uk/courses/conservation/green-infrastructure-design/   ©Essex County Council   … Read full story

Successful LIEE social event

Ben Brown – LI Policy Manager – presented the LI policy strategy to the members at the last LIEE social. The presentation was followed by a rich debate. If you have any questions or comments in regards to policy, pleas contact the LI at: policy@landscapeinstitute.org   The Landscape Partnership introduced five interesting projects for the 5 in 5 session. This was well received and lead to some Q&A. Next time you may want to take your chance to present some … Read full story

Congratulations to Mitsuteru

Landscape Institute East of England is glad to give Mitsuteru Futoi the award for Best Landscape Planting Design or Thesis (PG) HEALING GARDEN SPECIALIZED FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STREESS DISORDER (PTSD) – A proposal of a garden design for the site in the Maudsley Hospital in south London   The thesis focuses on appropriate healing garden design for sufferers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be caused by traumatic experience such as natural disasters or wars. In the thesis, their needs … Read full story

Congratulations to Michael Ekers

Landscape Institute East of England is glad to give Michael Ekers the UG Award for his remarkable Undergraduate’s dissertation.     (c) Visual credits: Michael Ekers Michael is a MA Landscape Architecture student of the School of Sustainable Environments and Design at Writtle University College. Here is the Synopsis he wrote to explain his work: ‘Bounded on two sides by water, Sadd’s Wharf is placed in a dynamic physical context. The shift from urban to natural is apparent, as channelised river and rigid, architectonic … Read full story

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