Date – 23 October 2019
Time – 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where – Chawton House, Winchester Road, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SJ. View Map

Mindful of the limited resources left on our planet, Hampshire Gardens Trust’s Study Day this autumn will be addressing the future of the landscape and how we can live more harmoniously with the natural environment. We are immensely grateful to our three speakers all of whom are experts in their field, for agreeing to take part in what promises to be an exceptional event.

Kim Wilkie – English Land

The whole English Landscape Movement is based on the stewardship of the land and the healthy long-term relationship of humans growing food in balance with natural systems – Arcadia.

Nigel Dunnett – Nature Enhanced: High-Impact, Low-Impact, Climate – Adapted Landscapes

To meet the challenges of climate change, and increasing urbanisation, we need to hugely increase the amount of soils, nature and vegetation in our cities. And we need to do this in a sustainable way, that reduces water, energy and chemical usage, and promotes biodiversity. We need a radically different approach, one that puts people first, and that is exuberant and overwhelming in its beauty, provoking deep, uplifting, joyful and sublime emotional responses. An approach that is immersive, engaging all the senses, drawing people in as actors and participants, rather than merely as observers.

Isabel Allen – Reality Check : The Trials and Tribulations of a Well-Intentional Developer

The first thing we do on a site is perform a proper analysis of its natural characteristics, the topography. the wildlife, the trees ….everything that happens on a site stems from what is there.

The day will begin at 10.00am with registration & coffee or tea. The lectures will take place in the Great Hall. A buffet lunch will be served in the dining room which is up a short flight of steps.

How much does it cost?

£50.00 for HGT Members / £55.00 for Non-Members

How do I book or find out more?

Please visit the Hampshire Garden Trust website (opens external link)

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Towards a Sustainable Study Day Event Information