Our annual seminars gather together 100’s of London’s gardeners

Attending our events gives you access to top speakers, a wide range of current gardening topics and expert advice. If you work independently or part of a team, it’s a great way to enhance your knowledge and meet new contacts.

Our Events

We have been running our seminars annually which usually take place in March. They are hosted at some of the most beautiful and plant-filled venues in London, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Chelsea Physic Garden. Since launching the LGN we have steadily seen our network grow and are now planning to run at least two events per year.

We also encourage gardeners in London to get in-touch with one another via our Facebook forum and Twitter page. This will help us keep connected with each other and to share key activities or information for professional gardeners.

Top Speakers and Hot Topics

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    Our seminars are supported by numerous industry experts

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    Our seminar presentations are designed to inspire and educate

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    We are keen to support those in our forum to develop skills and a career path

Next Event

Horticulture: Into the Future

March 2019 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

We are currently planning our 2019 seminar. Please stay posted for more information and make sure to follow our Twitter page @GardensNetwork

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Past Events

The Art of Managing a Garden Project!

March 2018

This seminar focused on managing large projects, with guest speakers: Selina Pappa, Dominic Cole, Niall McEvoy, Nigel Dunnett and members of Kew’s Project Team talking about the Temperate House restoration.

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The Urban Jungle: A Survival Guide

March 2017

The seminar focused on the challenges facing our gardens today and how biosecurity can help us. Bartlett Tree Expert’s head scientist Glynn Percival took us through the current pests and diseases threatening our trees; Ian Wright from the National Trust and David Slawson from OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), described the best methods to ensure biosecurity in your garden. In the afternoon, Sven Seiffert, head of horticulture at London Zoo, regaled us with tales of his unique urban jungle. Chairman of the London Parks and Gardens Trust (and Head of Landscape and Horticulture at Wakehurst Place), Ed Ikin discussed London gardens, which make attracting wildlife their mission.

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Big Effect: Subtle Technique

March 2016

The seminar focused how to use subtle techniques to achieve that big impact.
We learnt a range of useful ideas from award-winning Garden Designer and RHS ambassador, Adam Frost. Advice and information was shared by Shawn Kiddell, Parks Policy Advisor at the Heritage Lottery Fund and Charles Dowding, Organic Gardener, Author and no dig advocator. We were delighted to hear about horticulture and history from Dr Oliver Fox, Historian from Oxford University spoke about Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

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Historic Roots: New Shoots

March 2015

Our speakers gave us a fascinating insight into working in a historical landscape, including which trees to choose in future in considering climate change and pest and disease. In the afternoon, Christine Marchant showed tantalising photographs of reliable, long season, hassle free planting combinations as well as new and improved cultivars available from their nursery.

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Design and Events in the Urban Landscape

March 2014

The Seminar looked at urban design and the issues surrounding holding events in gardens.

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Inspirational Planting

March 2013

This seminar encouraged gardeners to try something new in their garden.

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