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SGD CPD Digital: Plant Sociability with John Frater 21st & 28th March 2023

SGD CPD Digital: Plant Sociability with John Frater 21st & 28th March 2023

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

Tuesday 21st March - 10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 28th March - 10:00 - 13:00

Please note that this event will be recorded and will be made available to delegates after the event. Once you have booked onto the event you will be sent a Zoom registration link, please complete the registration then you will be sent a link to join the Zoom meeting.

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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