Soft Landscape Workshop 2018

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Taking Gardens and Landscapes to a Whole New Level 

Podium Deck Planting - The New Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

After many successful years of hosting our Soft Landscape Workshop in September, our next workshop will now become the first major event of the new year! Scheduled to take place on Wednesday 24 January 2018, we will be illuminating this cold, dark yet inspiring month with some inspiration of our own!  With our 2018 workshop we will be focusing on gardens and landscapes free from their conventional ties to terra firma. Podium Deck Planting, Roof Gardens, Green Walls to name a few are all essential in a move to help 'green' our urban landscapes. However, these innovative landscapes raise many questions such as 'Will most plants cope with these environments? What soil/growing media is appropriate for these conditions? What criteria would drive plant selection for these landscapes?'

We have secured some outstanding speakers and are delighted to announce that:

  • Award winning designer Dan Pearson will be presenting his work at the King's Cross developments as well as a number of other fantastic projects

  • Laura Gatti – the planting designer for Stefano Boeri’s award winning Bosco Verticale, the vertical forest in Milan, will tell the story of how this awe inspiring project came to be and how it is being maintained and managed 4 years after its completion

  • Tim O’Hare, arguably the country’s most in-demand soil scientist, will discuss the essential foundation (the soil) that these decks, balconies and landscapes need and what happens to the often manufactured soil’s microflora and fauna

  • Other speakers to be announced

Please click here to read more about our workshop in an informative article published in Pro Landscaper magazine.


At the Ashford International Hotel -see for more information and booking from August. Tickets £39 including VAT (£32.50 + VAT)

The website is now open for bookings and further information, plus additional speakers and our usual stimulating exhibition from hand-picked suppliers and industry experts. A shuttle bus from the train station to the venue will be in operation on Wednesday 24 January.

Please click here to register for your ticket (@ £39.00 inc VAT) today!

Alternatively, if you are a government body or organisation that wishes to raise a purchase order and pay on invoice then please click here to process your registration.