@ QEII Park and Potters Fields
Saturday 29th August ’15 / London (meet at Potters Fields Park) / 10am – 4pm
Five places are available for LINE members on a first come first served basis – please email us to reserve a place.
The 2012 Olympic Park was an opportunity for the public to see a new range of techniques in large-scale planting design, in particular the work of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape. Three years later is a good time to assess how well they are doing and what they can offer for the future. An associate of the Sheffield team, Noel Kingsbury, will talk us through the plantings and discuss how particular species and combinations are working, what management can achieve and what the long-term prospects are. There will be a particular focus on creating awareness of the plant species used and their potential for use on the larger scale.
We will also visit Potters Fields, a small park next to Tower Bridge, run by a trust but originally designed by Piet Oudolf, an opportunity to see how simple, intermingled perennial planting has fared.
Costs for the day are as follows and payment is required in advance:
- CMLI – £20
- Licentiate – £15
- Student/ unemployed – £10
- Non LI – £30
This includes lunch sponsored by Marshalls at the Unity Cafe in the Timber Lodge within the Olympic Park.