Saturday April 21st
2 – 5pm
Drop in or book here – details coming soon
For decades, Gardening in the UK has been dominated by the Royal Horticultural Society and the Chelsea Flower Show. Much of their ethos is the marketing of their establishment position as the source of horticultural standards, presenting nature as commodity.
Eco gardening, or Un-gardening, takes a view point that place, people and nature are at their best in a balance of use and disuse, of novelty and decay, life and death.
The Japanese created a garden model 500 years ago that exists still today that captured a sense of place, an intense spiritual connection with the user and nature itself, and allowed Japan’s unique nature to be the focus.
What that means today in the context of urban spaces is a tough question worthy of academic consideration, but we’ve got an hour to create a perspective and reflect our eco-minded views on what this might mean to our own backyards, and our own gardens of the soul.
What can you expect?
No slideshows, just a fast paced takedown of the ‘Commercial’ garden and a collective brainstorming of what eco really means. Together we will be the change!
What you’ll take away
In our brief hour, hopefully you’ll get a sense of how the Landscape Industry is just another cog in the wheel of consumerism, and a feel of how to “let go” of the need for the European sense of order, line and symmetry, allowing you to love weeds, insects, junk, recycled stuff and outdoor lives, and still have an aesthetic value to play with.