New to this year’s FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse is a panel debate focusing on how to plan, design and build a garden for the RHS events. The Show Gardens debate panel includes the RHS Hampton Court Palace show manager, a gold-winning landscaper and a designer who designed her first show garden this year.
Room: Seminar Room 1
See below for more information on our panellists.
Dave Green, show manager of RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Dave Green is show manager for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and has been working since 2009. After time spent at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Dave joined the RHS as a trainee and went on to become a horticulturalist at RHS Garden Wisley. After a period at Kirtsenbosch Botanic Gardens in Cape Town, Dave joined the RHS Shows team in 2012 and was involved in managing the RHS Chelsea Flower Show before moving to become the overall show manager for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Show.
David Dodd, owner of The Outdoor Room
David started in the industry as an apprentice gardener in 1987, going on to obtain the National Diploma in Landscape Design & Construction at Merrist Wood College five years later. In 1995 David founded The Outdoor Room with one simple goal in mind: to create beautiful gardens of unbeatable standards.
Both David’s parents were teachers, so education has always been a high priority. He has lectured on garden design and construction at Merrist Wood and Inchbald School of Design and regularly gives workshops and lectures for the various industry organisations including BALI, SGD and the RHS.
In 2012, David became chairman of BALI’s South Thames region and in 2015 was elected as a director on the BALI National Board. David has been responsible for building many award-winning gardens, including 18 RHS medal-winning Show Gardens and nine BALI National Awards.
Rae Wilkinson, owner of Rae Wilkinson Garden & Landscape Design
Rae Wilkinson is an award-winning landscape designer based in Sussex and works throughout the South East. She provides sophisticated classic and modern design with a naturalistic feel. Sustainability and informed planting design combine with a naturally creative approach to the landscape. Originally from an artistic background, Rae worked in soft landscaping with top designers for many years before moving into design herself nine years ago.
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