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7-9 June 2017, St.-Petersburg, Russia

This international scientific conference in landscape architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia is dedicated to the three main “pillars” of landscape architecture (design, planning and management). We call upon landscape architects, city authorities, other appropriate stakeholders and researchers to share their visions and innovative approaches in landscape architecture.

This conference will mark a jubilee. Ten years ago, in 2007, St. Petersburg hosted international landscape architecture delegates for the first time, to share ideas about globalisation.

Landscape architecture has leaped forward in the past decade and now it is time to share our wisdom again and to discuss how we can make our landscapes better in a time of great challenges. 

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GARDEN FESTIVAL  "GARDENS and PEOPLE" 2016 / WINNERS


The 3rd Moscow International Festival of Landscape Art, Gardening and Nursery Sector “Gardens and People” was held from August 19 to September 4 in VDNH, Russia’s largest outdoor exhibition space, renovated after reconstruction.

In 2016 “Garden and People” festival was invited to become the co-organizer of the international exhibition “Flowers”, which is the largest professional exhibition of green industry. It is expected that the partnership between "Gardens & People" and the international exhibition "Flowers", which had been already held for 23 times, will give a new impact to the industry by bringing together under one roof nurserymen, gardeners, landscape designers and florists.

The dialog of traditions and innovations, entrepreneurship and the state, landscape art and business – it what is necessary for the development and prosperity of all the green market participants.

 

The theme chosen for the competition projects in 2016 was "Garden Time". Annie Guilfoyle, who led the festival's jury, is a garden designer, the founder of the Creative Landscapes Company, Director of the Garden Design Department in the KLC Design School of Hampton Court Palace, and the award-winning landscape architect holding different prestigious awards, including RHS Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal.
Within the garden exhibition there were also held “Green Lecture Hall”, round-table discussions for industry professionals, as well as workshop sessions for all the lovers of landscape art.

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CHELSEA FLOWERS SHOW 2016 |  THE TELEGRAPH GARDEN

Intended as a 'captured landscape’, The Telegraph Garden is a gently gardened place within a larger, wilder setting where dramatic bronze fins represent an ancient mountain range with a stream of melt water running in the rock-strewn gorge below. Inspired by the phenomenal magnitude of geological events which have shaped our landscape over millions of years, the garden plays on the perspective of time and scale and reminds us of our own relatively fleeting moment on earth.

The rough-worked stone is Jurassic limestone and the bronze fins are reminiscent of the bony plates of a Stegasaurus which roamed the earth at that time. The designer uses these elements to evoke that powerful feeling of drama, wonderment and awe that he felt as a boy walking into the cavernous entrance hall of the Natural History Museum. The result is a garden that is both adventurous and unexpected and taps into the psyche of children and adults alike.

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CHELSEA FLOWERS SHOW 2016 |  THE M&G GARDEN

The garden has been inspired by a memory of the ancient oak woodland on Exmoor National Park where the designer spent his teenage youth. Rather than replicate a particular scene, the designer has chosen to pay a contemporary homage to the landscape that made such an early impression on him. A stone and gravel path through woodland edge planting leads you past stunted oaks and rocks to a smoother path, a sunken terrace and pool. It could be seen as a metaphor for the fact that the path was unsure to begin with, but smoother once the chosen career became clear.

An oak boundary frames the garden (as if framing a picture) and the overriding oak theme is a metaphor for the sponsor's values:
strength, growth, longevity and reliability.

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