Speakers line up for Palmstead Nurseries workshop

Star speakers Matthew Wilson, Sarah Price, Andrew Wilson and Bert Griffoen have been revealed for Palmstead Nurseries' next soft landscape workshop, to be held in Ashford, Kent, on 22 September.

More than 350 landscapers attended in 2009. This year Matthew Wilson will discuss how public plantings can be more dynamic.

Price, designer of the 2012 World Gardens for the Olympics, will hint at her designs for the London site. Designer and RHS judge Andrew Wilson will look at the future of garden design. Dutch nurseryman Griffoen will show his success in establishing sustainable municipal perennial plantings. GreenSpace chief executive Paul Bramhill will discuss the budget cuts' effect on public green space.

- The day will cost £15 to attend and the fee includes lunch. For details, see palmstead.co.uk

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