Olympic design stars Price and Dunnett to reveal the secrets of their success

Olympic design luminaries Sarah Price and Nigel Dunnett are to share the secrets of their formidable success on a one-day course.

The garden designers, who worked together on planting used in landscapes around the Olympic venues, and who have enjoyed success at Chelsea Flower Show, are teaming up for a course entitled 'Art and Nature – new directions in planting design'.

Those on the course, which takes place on 20 October at West Dean College near Chichester, West Sussex, will hear the designers’ personal approaches to, and philosophies of, planting design. Price and Dunnett will talk about how they worked together on the most exciting, largest new urban park in the country, which formed a backdrop to the Olympics.

"Sarah and Nigel are two of Britain’s most talented and dynamic designers, working on Chelsea show gardens as well as large-scale public planting schemes," said a college spokeswoman. "They share the belief that planting design is a serious art form, one that is fundamental to our future environmental and psychological health."

Sarah Price trained in fine art, has won several RHS medals and designed the planting schemes at the Olympic Park. Nigel Dunnett is a botanist, ecologist, horticulturalist and landscape designer who lectures in landscape design at University of Sheffield.

Tickets cost £63, visit www.westdean.org.uk/college, email bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk or call 0844 4994408.

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