John has more than 35 years’ professional experience and is a widely published and respected designer, lecturing on his work both in the UK and abroad. He has designed hundreds of landscape, many of which have won awards, ranging from private gardens to large-scale development projects. Graduating with a Landscape Architecture Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1983, John became a Member of the Landscape Institute in 1990 and was recognised as a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers in 2011, having served on its Council from 2004-2010. John cofounded the company in 1993 and continues to take a lead role in design, client liaison and the planning process. He writes a widely-read monthly blog that explores his insights into the design process, ponders on the roles of landscape and maintenance, and relates his adventures with cycling and swimming ponds.
Bowles+Wyer have designed and built many roof gardens both private and corporate. John will be show a series of slides and imparting his knowledge of what a designer truly needs to consider when designing a roof garden.
More and more apartments are being built, more roof spaces that need to be made green. Any designer who is considering designing a roof gardens needs to know what needs to be considered. Permits, planning, transporting goods to the roof, aspect, weather conditions and planting schemes that will tolerates wind and heat.