This was the title of the Gardens Illustrated lecture held yesterday at the Royal Geographical Society. Jointly steered by Tim Richardson, garden historian and writer, and Noel Kingsbury, researcher and writer, the discussion between three well-known designers pointed out some of the directions that garden planting and design is taking.…Continue
On another thread on LJN I recently posted a comment lamenting the innate conservatism of design in this country. The context of that comment belongs to a different discussion, but I think the point is worth exploring for its own sake.
If contemporary garden and landscape design is going to look at it best then it needs a suitable backdrop in just the same way that modern buildings need to be given an appropriate context in the nature of their setting. The general drift of modern…Continue
As people who make gardens, designers and landscapers work to a client brief. Sometimes this is very broad and unformed, the client needing to be coaxed through the process of…Continue
This is the title of a seminar to be delivered by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants and the London College of Garden Design at Landscape, the industry trade show to be held at Olympia on13th and 14th April. It’s a question that caught my eye, as it addresses an issue that I feel is an unacknowledged elephant in the (exterior design) room, and given that it is eye-catching and that titles are copyright free, I have shamelessly pinched it. …Continue