Our September conference includes some brilliant speakers

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4 May 2011
Our September conference includes some brilliant speakers

Our September conference includes some brilliant speakers from countries which are very diverse both culturally and geographically. They will broaden our understanding of that most rewarding of skills - landscape design.

There will be ten papers from international speakers and two from the Australian speakers. They come from Argentina, California, England, Japan and Australia. We are quite certain they will provide two exhilarating days of presentations.

2011 Speakers

  • Andrea Cochran (California)
    “Abstract. Balanced. ..Considered. Generous. Intuitive. Layered. Nimble. Particular. Rhythmic. Spatial. Textured. Understated”.

  • Fergus Garrett (England)
    Outstanding plantsman and successor to the great Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter.

  • Cristina Le Mehauté (Argentina)
    Cristina’s designs are witty, provocative and colourful and derive from her rich imagination and sense of place. Her extraordinary designs seem to represent a new art form altogether.

  • Fumiaki Takano (Japan)
    Leading Japanese designer with an international practice.

  • Tim Richardson (England)
    Brilliant commentator and author of many books including Avant Gardens.

  • Stephen Ryan (Australia)
    Gifted plantsman who loves plants with a ‘zest for life’ and ‘wild, whacky gardens with a sense of humour...

  • Craig Burton (Australia)
    A leading Australian designer and academic with a keen awareness for ecological and cultural issues.

Our new venue is the superb Melbourne Convention Centre. This hi-tech six-star environmentally rated complex is well located beside the Yarra River, is close to hotels, the ‘Polly Woodside’ sailing ship and adjacent to Southbank and Melbourne’s city centre.

This year, we have mini-breaks to enable rapporteurs Tim Richardson and Craig Burton to intercede and comment. This will allow time for reflection.

As in previous years, we offer some alluring additional options:

  • Pre-conference garden tour: travelling to Mt Macedon to experience two of Australia’s finest hill station gardens, ‘Alton’ and ‘Durroll’ and the inspiring plant collection at Stephen Ryan’s private garden, ‘Tugurium’. We also visit the new Volcano at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens for a guided tour of the contemporary reconstruction of the C19th design by William Guilfoyle.

  • Welcome ‘Speakers’ Dinner: a relaxed informal evening at The Terrace Restaurant, lakeside at the RBG Melbourne.

  • Post-conference Masterclasses: presented by Fergus Garrett and Andrew Laidlaw at the Burnley Campus of Melbourne University, offering two day workshops at Advanced and Introductory levels in landscape design.

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