In November, I will be speaking at Futurescape, the two day show in London by the British Association of Landscape Architects. This is where the industry comes together to discuss new trends, the future of landscaping and new products.
I am on a panel with four other prominent landscape and garden designers, discussing the future of landscape design. Since the Covid pandemic, many of us have really been embracing outdoor living, socialising and cooking, and this trend is not slowing down!
After last week’s ode to hedge planting, I spotted this offer from the Woodland Trust, who can subsidise costs if you’re planting more than 100m of hedging plants.
What am I reading?
This week, I read this article about how climate experts are pushing for the Government to specify that all new builds should have either green roofs or solar panels. Green roofs have so many benefits – from providing habitat for wildlife, absorbing pollution and CO2 and creating thermal insulation AND keeping a space cool in hot weather. A planted green roof will also help absorb excess water, thus easing the effect on the drainage system.
I have designed a lot of green roofs for sheds, summer houses and outdoor kitchens. They are so simple in terms of upkeep and bring so many ecological benefits.