Date – 28 February 2024
Time – All Day

After a four-year break, during which time the world has experienced pandemic, dramatic changes to its climate patterns, and major advances in science and technology, SoilsCon – the landscape industry’s ‘go to’ conference for soil-related topics – is returning.

The one-day conference will take place on Wednesday, 28th February 2024, at the elegant Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare, it promises landscape architects and specifiers, housebuilders, landscape contractors and designers, developers, topsoil manufacturers, local government officers, and professionals from the wider industry, a day of invaluable professional development, discussion and debate, with presentations by some of the leading experts in their respective fields.

So far, the SoilsCon 2024 speaker line-up features:

Tim O’Hare, Principal Consultant, Tim O’Hare Associates

Tim White, Senior Associate, Tim O’Hare Associates

Dr Iain Gould, Associate Professor in Soil Science, University of Lincoln

Helen Elks-Smith, Principal, Elk-Smith Landscape & Garden Design

Jennifer Mui, Director, MRG Studio

Katherine Iles (Principal Engineer) and Ryan Coghlan (Senior Landscape Architect), ARUP


Subjects will include:

  • Soil health and functions in landscapes – a practical approach
  • Soil requirements for Biodiversity Net Gain typologies
  • Soil organic matter and carbon sequestration
  • The challenges of garden construction
  • Species-rich soils – a National Trust case study
  • Biochar and Dolerite – the science behind these soil conditioners


A Soil Surgery, popular with delegates at previous SoilsCon events, will be held during the day’s networking periods with members of the Tim O’Hare Associates team on hand to help delegates with their specific soil issues.


The final programme and conference details will be issued shortly but to express your interest in attending, please email or call 01491 822653. To book your tickets visit