Valfredda Workshop with Nigel Dunnett
19 September

Date

19 - September

Hour

Morning at 9 am | Afternoon at 2.30 pm

Place

Sala di Porta S. Agostino - Bergamo Alta

Vivaio Valfredda presents three workshops on flowers and herbaceous perennials for the 2018 Edition, with three outstanding guests: Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture at the University of Sheffield in England and Best in Show at the 2013 Edition of the Chelsea Flower Show; Thomas Rainer, landscape architect, professor and author of revolutionary books; and Piet Oudolf, who needs no introduction!
Patroness of the Event as in the past editions will be Annie Guilfoyle, award-winning designer, silver medalist at the Chelsea Flower Show and writer for the well-known magazine Garden Illustrated, in tandem with Mauro Crescini, Valfredda’s owner, European leader in the production of herbaceous perennials.

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All #Educational initiatives are coordinated by the Bergamo Landscape and Garden Institute.

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Nigel Dunnett is a pioneer in new approaches in the use of plants in gardens and designed landscapes. Nigel creates ‘impressionistic naturalism’ and believes that planting design is an art-form, tuned to nature. He makes beautiful, joyful, uplifting, immersive, colourful and dramatic naturalistic plantings. His aim is to provoke strong positive emotions through creating intimate experiences of enhanced nature, at the human-scale, regardless of the size of the site. But Nigel also believes that planting design is an essential requirement for creating healthy cities and liveable places. He has worked extensively with ‘sustainable’ gardens and landscapes: roof gardens, rain gardens, urban meadows, and in meeting the challenges of greening hostile urban environments. Nigel believes that it’s time for planting design to move on, and to embrace new and fresh thinking in the evolution of naturalistic approaches.

In this workshop Nigel will outline his planting design philosophy, using inspiring examples of patterns and process in natural plant communities as the starting point for his FLOW method for creating ‘high-impact, low-input’ gardens and landscapes that are inspired by nature but designed for people. The workshop will be richly illustrated with examples from Nigel’s projects including the London Olympic Park, Buckingham Palace, Trentham Gardens, The Barbican, and his own home garden.

Programme

Nigel Dunnett will give a talk in the morning which will be repeated in the afternoon.

Morning
9.00–11.00 am: Impressionistic naturalism: what inspires me in natural plant communities, and how I translate this into dynamic high-impact, low-input gardens and landscapes that are rich in planting. The FLOW method
11.00–11.30 am: Coffee Break
11.30 am–1.30 pm: Future Nature: the building blocks of the new naturalistic landscape - roof gardens, rain gardens, perennial and annual meadows, woodlands and wetlands

Afternoon
2.30–4.30 pm: Impressionistic naturalism: what inspires me in natural plant communities, and how I translate this into dynamic high-impact, low-input gardens and landscapes that are rich in planting. The FLOW method
4.30–5.00 pm: Coffe Break
5.00–7.00 pm: Future Nature: the building blocks of the new naturalistic landscape - roof gardens, rain gardens, perennial and annual meadows, woodlands and wetlands

The Eighth Edition of I Maestri del Paesaggio is characterized by an interesting initiative: ARKETIPOS collaborates with the association PHORESTA Onlus to offset CO2 emissions and finds in STUCCHI spa the sensitivity and financial support for the operation.

With the contribution of  Phoresta_logo-Stucchi

for CO2 compensation  Educational_Phoresta_logo

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The participation fee includes:

  • Simultaneous translation service
  • Free ticket for urban public transport and Orio al Serio-Bergamo transfer (valid for 19 September 2018)
  • Coffee break

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