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SGD Conference: Between a Rock and a Soft Place - Pushing hard for a lighter impact

SGD Conference: Between a Rock and a Soft Place - Pushing hard for a lighter impact

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BETWEEN A ROCK AND A SOFT PLACE
Pushing hard for a lighter impact

Saturday 27 April 2024

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

This conference delves into the fascinating world of the interface between mineral, vegetal and animal, with some emphasis on how and why inorganic materials impact on what plants grow and wildlife can thrive.

With changing mindsets on sustainable practice, the current ideal is to think locally, touch the soil lightly, and creatively exploit the repurposing and up-cycling of existing materials on site. But what are the best methodologies for garden designers who want to adopt this approach and how can we embrace a more holistic attitude to hard and soft landscaping?

With a panel of speakers that include specialists in the fields of ecology, construction, design, conservation and horticulture, the SGD Spring Conference will open up the debate and explore the current thinking and challenges of sustainable landscape practice.

Through their individual presentations and panel debates, our speakers will explain how their own methods can be applied to everyday garden projects that aim to minimise both the carbon footprint and the disruption to the natural ecology of a site. 

Including talks from

Darren Hawkes (Darren Hawkes Landscapes)

Julie Bargmann (D.I.R.T Studio)

Loretta Bosence (Local Works Studio)

Mark Gregory (Landform Consultants)

Liz Nicholson and Robin Truslove (Nicholsons)

Helen Basson (Orchard Farm Landscaping Services, France)

With thanks to our headline sponsor

 

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Ticket Prices

In-person Tickets

The base price to attend in person as a non-member is £167.00. For this conference we are including an introductory offer of 3 issues of the Garden Design Journal for non-members who purchase a ticket.

All SGD members, Affiliates and Friends benefit from discounted ticket prices to conference, please see these outlined below.

Membership Category Ticket Price                                                    

Registered Fellow, Registered Member or Pre-Registered Member

£123.00
Friend of the Society £145.00
Student Member £75.00
Affiliated Business Partners £123.00

New Student Member Offer:
Students purchasing this ticket will, in addition to being able to attend conference, get a year of Student without Journal membership and also 4 free issues of the Garden Design Journal digitally. All for a cost of £99 - please email the events team on events@sgd.org.uk to arrange this.

    Digital Tickets

    Membership Category Ticket Price                                                    

    Registered Fellow, Registered Member or Pre-Registered Member

    £100.00
    Student Member £70.00
    Friend of the Society £125.00
    Non-Member

    £142.00

     

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