SGD Autumn conference preview

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Autumn conference 'From Concept to Canopy: Trees in time, space and place' will take place on Saturday 9 October at Imperial College, London.

The conference will focus on the use of trees in planting schemes. A variety of speakers will present different approaches to planting styles and ecologies.

Speakers include: 

  • RHS president Elizabeth Parks discussing her family’s garden at Hergest Croft
  • Kew’s head of Arboretum Tony Kirkham who will be discussing the engineering principles of the Rhizotron and Treetop Walkway
  • former SGD chair Julie Toll who will be discussing her international design projects in the UK and the Caribbean

The conference will be chaired by Head of Parks and Gardens at the National Trust Mike Calnan.

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