Putting Ecological Planting in Context: Why, Where and How?

James Hitchmough


We have consciously been playing with Ecological Planting as a genre for at least 150 years, however because the nature of our species is to forget what we once learnt and simultaneously to re-fashion anew, progress is not always what it might be. This talk tries to put ecological planting into context. Is ecological planting any more than an aesthetic utopian response to human industrialisation and urbanisation, or is it fundamentally utilitarian, or both, depending on context? What is this game that we are interested in and how should it be played?

Thursday, 30th August 2018 at 9:30 AM