Horticulture Week Podcast: the good of sustainable garden design (and why artificial grass should be banned) with SGD chair Lynne Marcus

Horticulture Week Podcast – Lynne Marcus and Rachael Forsyth
Lynne Marcus and Rachael Forsyth

Having designed gardens for 20 years, Lynne Marcus was appointed the chair of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) in 2006. 

Marcus tells the HortWeek podcast about how she has had to adapt the way she designs gardens to adapt to the effects of climate change. She also touches upon how clients are responding, advising on how to lead them to make sustainable choices. 

As well as some of her favourite design choices, Marcus also talks about her least favourite – artificial grass – and why she believes it needs to be banned. 

Marcus also outlines the SGD’s upcoming symposium which will address the deepening climate crisis and explore the positive impact garden and landscape design can have on the environment.

Presenter: HortWeek senior reporter Rachael Forsyth
Producer: HortWeek digital content manager Christina Taylor

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