Ross Cameron hosts this years’ “RHS John MacLeod Annual Lecture”

Held every autumn, this influential RHS lecture invites prominent speakers to explore important horticultural issues. Hosted by the RHS at the Lindley Hall in London, the John MacLeod Annual Lecture was created to highlight important and inspiring topics on horticultural science. Read more…

Nature knows best – Could embracing wildflowers improve garden resilience?

Emma Lewis

wildflowers represent nature’s optimum; natural selection occurring over many generations has promoted the traits that give the best chance of survival

Wildflowers appear to be very much in fashion this season, with many of the designers at RHS Chelsea Read more…

Greening the Grey – Vegetating front gardens for improved well-being

Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui

Today, one in three front gardens in the UK have no plants growing in them. This is three times less than 10 years ago. “So what?” you may think. Read more…

Why Planting Plans Don’t Always Work

James Hitchmough

Much debate around sustainable planting focuses, across the world, on the issue of the native v the exotic, but in actual fact this is often a red herring. Far more fundamental is the question of ‘how do we design for the change that must occur in all planting?’

Change in vegetation is driven by two factors. Read more…

Planting Design as an Art Form

Nigel Dunnett

Some time ago, I developed two statements that capture my philosophy, and which are the basis and the driving force for my work. I call them my ‘slogans’ or ‘catchphrases, and they bring together a very wide range of research, design, teaching, and practice activity. They are: Read more…

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