Plug pulled on SGD autumn conference

A lack of ticket sales has forced the Society of Garden Designers to pull the plug on its autumn conference.

SGD chairman Peter Thomas, forced to pull autumn conference - photo: HW
SGD chairman Peter Thomas, forced to pull autumn conference - photo: HW

With just weeks to go before the event, which featured international speakers including award-winning garden designer Dan Pearson, SGD chairman Peter Thomas has revealed the conference is being cancelled.

“We are making a bold decision because our bookings are quite low,” explained Thomas.

“There are economic circumstances beyond our control and it is in that context we’ve had to look at this.”

The Privately Public: the Healing and Learning Garden conference was to be held on 4 October at Imperial College, London, with sponsorship from Burvill Gaze and Alitex.

Tickets already sold will be refunded, and the SGD plans to go ahead with a spring conference next year.

"We have got a commitment to those who buy tickets and to those who support us in sponsoring the conference and we thought the risk of not being able to deliver had tipped into too high a level,” added Thomas.


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