THE JOURNAL FOR THE SOCIETY OF GARDEN DESIGNERS

Top garden events for winter

Bosco Verticale, Milan, which will feature in Laura Gatti’s talk at the Palmstead Nurseries workshop this January


Stay busy this season with these great days out


TOP PICK: An evening discussing ‘The Art of Gardens’ in the style of Question Time will be held on 31 January as part of the opening preview to the Works on Paper fair at the Royal Geographical Society. Proceeds from the event will go to Horatio’s Garden, the charity that creates and cares for beautiful, accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. The speakers at the event will include SGD Members James Alexander-Sinclair MSGD, Tom Stuart-Smith MSGD, Joe Swift MSGD and Cleve West MSGD, together with Bunny Guinness, and the panel will be chaired by Rachel de Thame. To book your place, visit
www.horatiosgarden.org.uk

 

UNTIL 24 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL, CHESHIRE

Follow the one-mile sparkling path as it winds through the woods of Dunham Massey to see the canopy illuminated with shards of light and hung with snowflakes and sparkling baubles.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

 

8 JANUARY – 25 FEBRUARY

JAPANESE GARDENS EXHIBITION, YORKSHIRE

How their design and planting styles inspired the British to build Japanese style gardens here in the UK.
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr  

 

16-27 JANUARY

WINTER LIGHTS, LONDON

See sculptures, structures, installations and performance art by some of the most innovative contemporary artists and designers.
canarywharf.com

 

18 JANUARY

PARTY FOR PERENNIAL, LONDON

Celebrate the launch of the charity’s 2018 fundraising campaign at O’Neills.
www.perennial.org.uk  

 

23 JANUARY

TALK: AVANT GARDENERS, SUSSEX

AuthorTim Richardson will discuss landscape and garden conceptualism at West Dean.
www.westdean.org.uk

 

24 JANUARY

PALMSTEAD WORKSHOP, KENT

Designers including Dan Pearson MSGD and Laura Gatti of Bosco Verticale (pictured) on podium deck planting, roof gardens and green walls.
www.palmstead.co.uk

 

25-27 JANUARY

CONFERENCE: SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE, USA

‘The science, business, and education of sustainable infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World’ at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC.
www.ncseconference.org   

 

26 JANUARY

TALK: SPECIAL GARDENERS, BEDFORDSHIRE

The head gardeners at the Luton Hoo estate will explore the history of the gardeners who have managed it from the mid-18th century onwards.
www.lutonhooestate.co.uk

 

UP TO 24 FEBRUARY

JOHN BROOKES EXHIBITION, LONDON

The Garden Museum is hosting an exhibition on the life and works of garden designer John Brookes.
www.gardenmuseum.org.uk