NEWS SHEET JUNE 2015
Australian Landscape Conference
18-22 September 2015, Melbourne.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS END 30 JUNE 2015!!!
Book now to secure a 10% early bird discount for ALC 2015 conference presentations. Visit www.landscapeconference.com and register online before 30 June to obtain the discount. Make the most of this offer to experiece the world’s best in garden and landscape design.
CHELSEA 2015 GOLD MEDALLIST COMES TO TOWN
Fresh from his gold medal win at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, James Basson’s award winning Mediterranean landscapes will be a key feature of ALC 2015.
Chelsea Flower Show, 2015 'Perfumers Garden in Grasse' by James Basson of Scape Design. Gold Medal.
You can read about James Basson, his award, and our other outstanding Mediterranean landscape designer, Thomas Doxiadis (Greece) in the article, Dry Gardening: Aust Landscape Conference at http://gardendrum.com/2015/06/04/dry-‐gardening-‐australian-‐landscape-‐conference/
James will also lead two practical workshops at Burnley College (University of Melbourne). Both workshops are now sold out but an extra class is likely for the topic “Creative Design Solutions – Thinking Outside the Box”. If you wish to attend this wonderful, small group tutorial please use the link provided to regularly check the workshop program for updates on the proposed class to be scheduled Monday 21 Sept from 11-12.30pm at Burnley. www.landscapeconference.com/2015/workshops/
GARDENS TOUR TO THE DANDENONG RANGES
As always, the Friday Garden Tour is a highlight on the ALC program. Bookings are limited so register now to enjoy this wonderfully relaxed day of touring to Victoria’s magnificent Dandenong Ranges, Ivanhoe and Hawthorn. Towering mountain ash, lush fern gullies and five beautiful, diverse garden destinations, with boxed lunches by renowned celebrity chef Shannon Bennett will guarantee a very special day of garden visiting, gourmet food and fresh mountain air to stimulate the senses!
‘Cloudehill’, Olinda, Dandenongs – ‘the finest horticultural conditions in Australia’ - Trevor Nottle.
CRUISING ON THE ROYAL BARGE!
For a unique Melbourne experience, don’t miss the chance to wind down from an invigorating day of lectures with a gentle evening cruise along the Yarra River. Affectionately known as the Royal Barge after esteemed guests Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, MV The Elizabeth Anne (1946) and her smaller counterpart, MV Rebecca (1948) will transport delegates to our speakers’ dinner at the exclusive Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday evening. Visit http://www.landscapeconference.com/2015/speakers-dinner/ for details of this charming conference event.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
In addition to the regular student discount offered for conference registrations, ALC 2015 has a new category for secondary school students. For just $200, secondary school students can attend this wonderful conference and experience the world’s best at a saving of over $400. Spread the word about this fabulous offer and inspire a future generation of leading landscape designers and horticulturalists!
CONFERENCE BROCHURE AND YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
If you have not received a copy of our Conference Brochure you probably need to update your contact details through our website. To subscribe and amend your details simply visit www.landscapeconference.com and go to the foot of the Home Page and click where indicated. The brochure can be downloaded, or you can email Sue or Warwick Forge requesting a hardcopy. If you have friends or a gathering where people may be interested we are happy to supply multiple copies.
ARTICLES ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The main source for information will be our website – particularly concerning our speakers, but for relevant articles and blogs please click on the Menu heading – ‘Articles of Interest’.
ALC OVERSEAS GARDEN AND CULTURAL TOURS
Our forthcoming overseas tours have received many expressions of interest – particularly for India (and Kashmir), South America and Greece. If you would like to receive information concerning forthcoming tours please email or phone Warwick Forge and we will keep you updated. Our website also provides information plus images. In June, Warwick and Sue Forge participated in a tour of Sicily with the Australian Garden History Society led by Trisha Dixon and Philippa Torlonia.
This was a wonderful experience about which, more later.
Ph 0438 181 578
Workshops, Sponsorship, Pre-conference tour and venue matters
Ph 0409 000 089
Media, Speakers, Logistics and Overseas tours.
Warwick Forge, Conference Director
Ph: 03 9804 8915
The conference is convened by Bloomings Books Pty Ltd trading as Australian Landscape Conference. ABN 62 092 079 28