10 October: A Perfect Union : a marriage of horticulture and architecture
Gardens are where two worlds meet: constructed form and organic growth; fixity and fluidity; the worlds of architecture and landscape. As garden designers, we are often asked to set a building in its landscape and conjure up a union between architecture and horticulture. Projects with bespoke buildings often make bold architectural statements that provide a solid base for an equally bold landscape design to match the offered challenge.
Of course not all projects involve exceptional architecture. Many of the spaces we are commissioned to design surround buildings with little architectural merit or strong sense of style. But creating a unity between house and garden is a challenge whatever the building and whatever its setting, and whatever the scale. A Perfect Union will unearth many of the essentials behind the successful marriage of horticulture and architecture.
Confirmed speakers include Andrea Cochran FASLA, John Brookes FSGD, Kate Baker, Dip. Arch. Patrick Blanc & Brita von Schoenaich, Dip Hort Kew, MLI will chair the day.