Paul Bangay, with renowned landscape photographer, Simon Griffiths, will also provide a rare publication presentation, along with Australian author Anne Latreille offering an insight into her new release and life’s work, Garden Voices.
A snapshot of the extraordinary international talent on offer -
Learn from New Yorker, Ken Smith, of the opportunities to enhance nature through ‘unnatural’ environments with his presentations:
- Sky to Ground: a vertical transect through the contemporary urban landscape, covering a range of landscape projects adapted to high rise perches, roof gardens and other on-structure landscapes
- Big, Little, Skip the Middle: exploring the range of scales and types of projects and design strategies that focus on big ideas and small details and how to avoid the problems of the ‘nebulous middle’.
Witness the enduring beauty and vitality of Mediterranean gardens and their suitability for the Australian landscape with acclaimed commentator, Louisa Jones from France:
- Gardens in Provence: why are they so successful? – how do these landscapes encapsulate the good life model?
- Mediterranean Landscape Art: Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco and France – providing a sumptuous exploration of the fusion of art and landscape, inspired by generations of great gardeners, rich history and cultural diversity
Experience the remarkable ‘other-worldly’ landscapes of Chilean landscape architect, Juan Grimm and the stirring affinity with nature evoked by his gentle, sensitive melding of architecture and landscape.
- Finding the balance with nature: thirty years of designing projects
- Extraordinary Landscapes of Chile: garden links between architecture and landscape
Aniket Bhagwat from India will provide a unique perspective on the landscape of India and share his tales of gardening in that densely populated environment:
- A Million Gardens from an Old Country
- Garden Tales from India
Raymond Jungles, now based in Miami, is considered a world leader in tropical garden design. Mentored by Roberto Burle Marx, whom he attributes as being his greatest source of inspiration, his presentations will reflect his work with Marx and his passion for nature.
- Water and Nature in the Garden
- Roberto Burle Marx – his relevance in the New World
Toshio Watanabe from Japan will address the world’s continued fascination with Japanese gardens, sharing both the traditional and futuristic ideals of gardening with a Japanese influence today.
- Modern Japanese Gardens – Cases against Stereotype
The Speakers’ Dinner will be held at the famous bohemian venue, The Savage Club – a fabulous social and networking event where speakers, sponsors and delegates will all gather informally at this wonderful members only Melbourne institution. Special Guest – Moira Kelly, Global Gardens of Peace.
Post conference Workshops are also on offer on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of September. Open to non-delegates the 90 minute workshops are presented by experts in a variety of horticulture and design fields, including international speakers Ken Smith and Toshio Watanabe and Australians Michael McCoy, Andrew Laidlaw, Simon Griffiths, John Rayner, Simon Rickard, Steven Wells and Paul Thompson. Topics include plant composition, roof gardens, horticultural therapy, children’s gardens, landscape photography, Japanese gardens and more so make sure you visit our website for all the details and online registration. Monday classes almost fully booked but Tuesday places still available.
For information regarding the Book Launch Media Event on 19 September contact Warwick Forge. Book sales and orders also available during the conference.