Speakers announced

The Society of Garden Designers have now confirmed the main speakers for its annual conference in March .They will explain how their own particular cultural experience manifests itself in their work, and the challenge of using this to make sense of the landscape.

The five speakers are Jinny Blom, Erik Dhont, Ulf Nordfjell, Tim Rees and Roberto Silva.

Jinny Blom’s projects, all characterised by elegant planting, are mostly in the UK – ranging from contemporary roof terraces to Cotswold gardens and Scottish highland estates. www.jinnyblom.com

Flemish landscape designer Erik Dhont’s practice is centred on Brussels, though he frequently works in Holland, Germany and Switzerland, and is now becoming known in the USA. www.erikdhont.com

Ulf Nordfjell is perhaps best remembered in the UK for his homage to Linnaeus which won Best Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2007. www.ramboll.se

Tim Rees’ London based practice Trees Associates is engaged in an international range of projects, including several private gardens in the Mediterranean. www.treesassociates.com

Roberto Silva originates from North-East Brazil; he trained in the UK as a landscape architect, though mostly designs private gardens in London; he has reflected on Brazilian-ness in his book on Roberto Burle-Marx. www.silvalandscapes.com

The day will be chaired by Dublin based landscape designer Hugh Ryan.

Imperial College London, Saturday 28 March 2009

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