Healthy Plants, Healthy Places: Embedding biosecurity in landscape projects
14 Jun 2019
6. Designing resilient plant communities: the Sheffield Method
The award-winning work of Professors Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough is well publicised in projects such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Barbican in London or the Grey to Green scheme in Sheffield. But what is the theory behind these planting designs?
Hear about the value of looking to nature for inspiration for long-term resilience and plant health, find out how to create plant communities in public projects, and examine the strengths and weakness of this approach.
- The value of looking to nature for inspiration for long term resilience and plant health
- How to create plant communities in public projects
- The strengths and weakness of this approach
Dr Sally O'Halloran
A former landscape manager, plant hunter and professional gardener, Sally O’Halloran is now a lecturer to landscape architecture students at the University of Sheffield. As part of her CPD session today, Sally aims to present a balanced view of the strengths and weakness of resilient plant communities for real-life projects.
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