Mediterranean Landscapes as Inspiration for Planting Design

Olivier Filippi


The beauty of mediterranean landscapes are the result of long histories of disturbance and stress from fire, overgrazing, erosion, wind, salt and drought. Learning to value and appreciate the natural evolution of garrigue or abandoned agroforestry landscapes is instructive for gardeners faced with difficult conditions where trees and shrubs are slow growing, and traditional lawns impossible. Olivier Filippi will translate the dynamics and unique aesthetics of these eco-systems into maintenance and planting techniques that aim to modulate the trajectory of evolution in public and private gardens to lead to plantings that are drought resistant, low maintenance and pesticide free.

Thursday, 30th August 2018 at 11:30 AM