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SGD CPD Digital: Plant Sociability with John Frater - 20/27.05.2021

SGD CPD Digital: Plant Sociability with John Frater - 20/27.05.2021

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 This is a two-day event which will be run at the following times:

 Thursday 20th May - 10:00 - 13:00
 Thursday 27th May - 10:00 - 13:00

Please note that this event will be recorded and will be made available to  delegates after the event. For more information on recording and privacy please click here. Once you have booked onto the event an invitation to the Zoom meeting will be sent 24 hours before the meeting commences with instructions on how to log on. 

Learning the concept of Plant Sociability to better Inform your Naturalistic Planting Design.

The idea of plant sociability was developed in Germany in the late twentieth century. It’s a concept that informs how we arrange species in our planting schemes. Naturalistic planting design is far more successful, both in terms of aesthetics and sustainability, when this concept is taken into account.

This online workshop, split over two days, will present the theory behind the concept, it’s origins and how you can use that theory to estimate a perennial's sociability status. In the second part of the workshop you will present a small palette of plants that you regularly use and discuss what sociability status you now consider it to have.

As with all my workshops there is theory, practice and discussion so that the ideas get a well rounded articulation. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge of how a plant's individual characteristics can inform how best to arrange them within a scheme. This is a step away from distributing plants based on purely aesthetic principles, although some of those are also integrated into the sociability status.

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