THE JOURNAL FOR THE SOCIETY OF GARDEN DESIGNERS

Top garden events for September 18


Mark your diary for these design and horticulture days out


Anita Nowinska is an artist known for her large floral paintings, and this year she has been collaborating with UK flower growers to create new work. The cut-flower industry is worth £2.2 billion, but British-grown flowers account for less than 15% of that. The project, entitled ‘Celebrating British Flowers’, is a public-awareness campaign that aims to showcase the local growers who produce cut flowers in the UK, many of whom are women who have changed career. Nowinska hopes her paintings of their floral arrangements will encourage people to choose home-grown blooms. From 4 September until 8 October in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden Wisley. www.rhs.org.uk/wisley


Architectural Plants founder Angus White and MD Guy Watts have put together a unique course for designers, horticulturists and landscapers keen to find new ways to maintain and shape large plants. The team will be sharing their horticultural tricks of the trade, including how to strip a Trachycarpus, raise bamboo, clip Cupressus and use a blow torch to manicure Cordylines. You will also learn the art of Niwaki pruning under their expert guidance. The course is at their Nuthurst Nursery on 12 September. Visit www.architecturalplants.com or call 01798 879213 to book your place.


Other events this month include:


UNTIL 16 SEPTEMBER
EXHIBITION: PLANS AND PLANTS, LONDON
RBG Kew celebrates the reopening of the Temperate House with Decimus Burton’s original plans and the plants that were on show in 1863. www.kew.org


1 SEPTEMBER
TALK: JAMES ALEXANDER-SINCLAIR, SHROPSHIRE
Challenging the idea that gardens in the country can’t be edgy and exciting.
www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com


2 SEPTEMBER
AUTUMN PLANT FAIR, YORKSHIRE
Seasonal inspiration, expert advice and quality plants to buy.
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr


6-7 SEPTEMBER
VALUING LANDSCAPE CONFERENCE, LONDON
The Landscape Institute presents Connecting People, Place and Nature.
www.landscapeinstitute.org


9-12 SEPTEMBER
ECLAS CONFERENCE, BELGIUM
This year’s theme is Landscapes of Conflict. www.eclas.org


9-12 SEPTEMBER
ARBORICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, DEVON
This year’s conference at the University of Exeter is entitled Soils & Trees – Standing Your Ground. www.trees.org.uk


10-12 SEPTEMBER GLEE, NEC BIRMINGHAM
The latest products and plants from over 500 wholesalers. www.gleebirmingham.com


13 SEPTEMBER
BOTANICAL & ART HISTORY DAY, CAMBRIDGE
Art historian Sarah Burles is hosting a tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, including a visit to the Cambridge University Herbarium.
www.gardenmuseum.org.uk


18-19 SEPTEMBER
LANDSCAPE SHOW, LONDON
Held at Battersea Park, with speaker seminars, trade stands and demonstrations of the latest landscape and gardening innovations and technologies. www.landscapeshow.co.uk/register