Nigel Dunnett on Designed Plant Communities
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed landscape designer Nigel Dunnett speaks about planting dramatic, long-season, low-input landscapes that create the immersive experience of being surrounded by nature—even in the most urban of contexts. Emphasis is placed on climate-adapted planting and practical maintenance techniques, with examples of no- or low-irrigation landscapes and water-sensitive design. Dunnett, one of the world's leading voices on innovative planting design, is a past gold medal winner at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show and the 2018 winner of the prestigious Landscape Institute Award for Planting Design, Public Horticulture, and Strategic Ecology. The lecture is sponsored by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.