John Wyer 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 landscapes, 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 co-founded Bowles & Wyer 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. During the lecture style day John will be talking through the main aspects to be considered when designing for roof spaces, sharing his extensive knowledge on physical (access, exposure, materials, plants. Drainage etc )and other constraints (permits, planning, building regulations) a short section on plants and including examples from a range of designers.
Target audience: This course is suitable for practicing garden designers.
Programme: 09:30 arrival for coffee and 10:00 start. The day will end at approximately 16:00
Items to bring: Please bring your preferred form of note-taking equipment. A PDF copy of the presentation notes will also be made available.
Catering: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at the venue. Please note that lunch is not provided. Lunch is available from the venue at reasonable prices, only food purchased at the bar may be consumed on the premises.
Please advise during booking if you have any special dietary requirements or have food allergies.