The Broadbent Lecture 2016: Wild about Perennials with Noel Kingsbury
27 November 2016 14:00 - 27 November 2016 16:00
You are invited to an inspiring lecture with Dr Noel
Kingsbury, internationally acclaimed writer and teacher, who has
spent the last twenty years researching herbaceous perennial and
their use in garden design.
The lecture looks at naturalistic planting design and the use of
herbaceous perennials to create stunning and sustainable plantings.
Naturalistic planting is inherently low maintenance,
encourages wildlife as well as looking stunning. It is now
becoming far better known in the public sphere with a stream of
public projects like the High Line in New York, the Olympic Park in
London and Trentham in Staffordshire.
About the speaker: Dr. Noel Kingsbury's discovery of
naturalistic planting schemes in Germany and Holland in the 1990s
led to an enthusiastic promotion of naturalistic planting in
British gardens. He can be largely credited with introducing
renowned Dutch designer Piet Oudolf to the English speaking
A great believer in using science to inform gardening, he has
worked on both private gardens and public spaces developing nature
inspired planting based on strong ecological principles. Noel has
written and contributed to some 20 titles about garden design,
green roofs and the politics of gardening, collaborating with Piet
on four books, including the widely acclaimed Planting: A New
About Professor Leonard Broadbent. The lecture's
namesake, Professor Leonard Broadbent, who died in 2002, was a
plant scientist and Professor in Biology at the University of Bath.
He was a powerful advocate for horticultural science and education.
The RHS awarded him the Victoria Medal of Honour in 1980 for
outstanding services to horticulture. The Lecture was created to
created to highlight important and inspiring topics in
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