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Top garden events this autumn

A private garden in Yorkshire by Tom Stuart-Smith MSGD - Speaking at the SGD autumn conference on 18 November. Photo: Andrew Lawson


We highlight the best garden and design events and courses this season


UNTIL 22 OCTOBER, OUT OF NATURE, HEREFORD 
Sculpture show in the grounds of Newport House. outofnature.org.uk


UNTIL 29 OCTOBER, AUTUMN AT KEW GARDENS
A celebration of autumn: includes 16 artworks inspired by Kew, revealed in the landscape, and Rebecca Louise Law’s installation of 375,000 flowers. kew.org


20-23 OCTOBER, ASLA EXPO, USA
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Expo takes place in Los Angeles. Includes presentations from landscape innovators and designers. www.asla.org


20 OCTOBER, THE FUTURE OF TREES, OXFORD
Walter Sawyer, Superintendent of University Parks, will give a talk and walk called ‘Climate Change and Trees for the Future’. It will look at climate change and its consequences for the trees we currently grow in the UK. University of Oxford Botanic Garden. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk


21 OCTOBER, GLASS MENAGERIES, SCOTLAND
A tour that brings the microcosm of the glasshouses and the imaginary worlds they contain to life. An event at RBG Edinburgh alongside an exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the glasshouses. www.rbge.org.uk    


A natural pond by Andrew Wilson FSGD - Speaking at the SGD autumn conference on 18 November. Photo: Wilson McWilliam


26-27 OCTOBER, CHINESE GARDENS CONFERENCE, SHEFFIELD
Exploring new research into the history of Chinese gardens and landscapes. www.landscapeinstitute.org


27 OCTOBER, WILDLIFE COURSE, LONDON
A one-day course at Kew. Includes how to create habitats and nesting sites. kew.org


2 NOVEMBER, TALK BY JEKKA MCVICAR, LONDON
Join renowned herb expert Jekka McVicar for her talk at Chelsea Physic Garden, ‘Myths of herbal medicine’. chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk


3-5 NOVEMBER, A FESTIVAL OF TREES, ESSEX RHS
Garden Hyde Hall’s Autumn Woodfest includes walks, demos of willow weaving, pole lathe turning and carving, plus live music. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall


3 & 10 NOVEMBER, SGD DESIGNER DEVELOPMENT DAYS
On the topics of Setting out Plans and Small-scale water features, in Leicestershire. Find out more about all Designer Development Days at www.sgd.org.uk/designerdevelopment-days.aspx 


14 NOVEMBER, HISTORIC BUILDINGS, PARKS & GARDENS EVENT, LONDON
This event at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is for anyone caring for or renovating historic buildings, parks and gardens.
www.hall-mccartney.co.uk


14 NOVEMBER, FUTURESCAPE, SURREY
One of the largest landscaping events in the UK, FutureScape, takes place at Sandown Racecourse, Surrey. It will host landscaping contractors, designers and architects, plus suppliers of new technologies and products. There will also be a series of seminars. Register for a free ticket and find out more at www.futurescapeevent.com


Phillip Johnson specialises in waterfalls - Speaking at the SGD autumn conference on 18 November. Photo: Claire Takacs


18 NOVEMBER, SGD CONFERENCE: WATERWAYS, LONDON 

Speakers at this year’s conference include Mette Skjold of SLA, Tom Stuart-Smith MSGD and Andrew Wilson FSGD. www.sgd.org.uk


From 18 NOVEMBER, WINTER SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, DEVON
Showcasing a diverse collection of artwork at RHS Garden Rosemoor, visitors can pick up a trail or take a free guided sculpture walk.
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor


20 NOVEMBER, STUDY DAY AT GREAT DIXTER 
Using the gardens and borders at Great Dixter in Sussex as inspiration, Fergus Garrett will lead a study day on the subject of bulbs. He will cover naturalised planting in grass and meadows; using bulbs within permanent border plantings; and using bulbs as pocket plantings. www.greatdixter.co.uk


22 & 23 NOVEMBER, THERAPEUTIC TRAINING, READING
Thrive is running a course called Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture with Children and Young People in Reading. The course will look at the theory of using social and therapeutic horticulture with children, with advice on practical approaches to using gardens for engagement and well-being. www.thrive.org.uk


23 NOVEMBER, LI AWARDS 2017, LONDON
Landscape designers and firms will be recognised at the Landscape Institute awards ceremony at the Brewery. www.landscapeinstitute.org


29 NOVEMBER, NEW ZEALAND FLOWER SHOW
The new flower show opens in Auckland, promising show gardens by local and international designers. nzflowergardenshow.co.nz