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Roof Gardens with John Wyer (28.04.2020)

Roof Gardens with John Wyer (28.04.2020)

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John Wyer FSGD 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.

Target audience: This course is suitable for practising garden designers.

Programme: 09:30 arrival for coffee and 10:00 start. The day will end at approximately 16:00

Items to bring: 

  • Your preferred form of note taking.
  • A PDF copy of the presentation notes will also be made available.
  • Packed lunch or there are plenty of cafés and sandwich shops nearby.

Catering: Teas and coffee making facilities will be available on arrival and during the breaks. 


Travel: For more information about the location of Bishop Lloyd’s palace please see the website,

There are NCP car parks nearby for those who are driving or it is possible to park at one of four park and ride car parks and take the bus into the city centre.

The venue is 15 minutes’ walk or a 5-minute taxi ride from Chester Railway Station. There are good rail links from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Scotland.

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