SGD Conference goes international

Photo: Noel Kingsbury

The spring conference was streamed online and is available on demand

The SGD Conference live-streaming service, which was offered for the first time at the Society's Spring Conference on 27 April, attracted delegates from all over the world including New Zealand, USA, Slovakia, Finland, Austria, The Netherlands, Estonia and Ireland.

Introduced to allow the Society of Garden Designers to open its bi-annual conference out to a national and international audience, delegates were able to watch the conference live from London in the comfort of their own homes and offices anywhere in the world, sharing the experience with those at the venue. Following the event, recorded sessions are now also available to download via an on-demand archive.

The conference, which explored the topic 'Sex in the Garden - flowers, fruit & foraging, featured a first-class line-up of speakers from the worlds of garden design, research and horticulture including fragrance & sensory research scientist Emma Desmier, French ecologist and nurseryman Olivier Filippi, naturalistic garden designer Noel Kingsbury, world-renowned rose expert Michael Marriot, Henrik Sjöman, scientific curator of the Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and Jim Buckland, one half of the inspirational duo behind the restoration of West Dean Gardens. Arit Anderson, garden designer, writer and presenter on BBC TV's Gardeners' Worldshow acted as Chair.

Subscription to the on-demand archive to watch the entire conference or individual speakers is available via the SGD website. It can now be accessed on demand, Speaker by Speaker as follows:

Session 1: Noel Kingsbury – £30 inc VAT

Session 2: Henrik Sjoman - £30 inc VAT

Session 3: Michael Marriot, Emma Desmier, and Jim Buckland/Sarah Wain - £50 inc VAT

Session 4: Olivier Filippi - £30 inc VAT

Or you can purchase all sessions for £105 inc VAT

To register please view