Seminars and more at LANDSCAPE 2018

Discover people, products and more at the annual trade show in London

The LANDSCAPE Show, held at Battersea Park in London, is back this September with another exciting line-up of speakers, including many Registered and Pre-Registered SGD Members, together with demonstrations of the latest landscape and gardening innovations and technologies.

In conjunction with the SGD, this year LANDSCAPE is launching the ‘Ready Steady Draw’ competition, allowing visitors to showcase their drawing talent and be recognised. With two sessions running on each day of the show, visitors have four opportunities to win. Winner will be announced at the end of every session and will receive a free ticket to the SGD Autumn Conference ]hyperlink to the conference story[ worth £180 .

The show will also see the launch of ‘Meet the Designer’. These sessions will provide visitors with insight into renowned SGD Registered designers’ experience and work, featuring Luciano Giubbilei MSGD, Patricia Fox MSGD and Julie Toll FSGD. The sessions will run on Wednesday 19 September from 11.15am-2pm.

The seminar programme features award-winning designers, including Andrew Fisher Tomlin FSGD, Amanda Patton MSGD, Robert Myers MSGD, John Wyer FSGD, Rosemary Coldstream MSGD and Daniel Lobb MSGD, as well as Pre-Registered SGD Members Carolyn Willitts, Arit Anderson and Naomi Ferrett-Cohen. The topics they will be covering range from Setting up a Design Practice and 21st-Century Design to Gardens as Art and Masterplanning Country Estates.

SGD Chair Sarah Morgan will be discussing ‘A Career in Garden Design’; Garden Design Journal (GDJ) editor Stephanie Mahon will speak on ‘How & Why Gardens Get Published’; and GDJ news editor Zia Allaway’s topic is ‘Pitching and Writing Garden Feature for Magazine’. Visitors will be able to gain up to 11 CPD points by attending the seminars, and all sessions are free to attend.

This year’s event also sees the launch of the Future Gardeners Competition, held in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). This new competition will challenge young, upcoming gardeners to create a garden against the clock from a set of drawings created by Kate Gould MSGD, and supported by UK WorldSkills class mentors, including Keith Chapman MBE. The winners will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to work on a Show Garden at the Ascot Spring Garden Show 2019.

The LANDSCAPE show is on 18-19 September, with the SGD AGM being held nearby at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel on the evening of Wednesday 19th.

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