Jinny Blom's 2013 Chelsea Flower Show Garden
Women Garden Designers 07/10/15
Join Kristina Taylor, author of Women Garden Designers 1900 to the present, on stage with designers Jinny Blom, Lottie Muir and Johanna Gibbons for a discussion on the influences, inspiration and legacy of women garden and landscape designers.
Kristina Taylor is a garden historian, researcher and writer. Her 2012 book Passion Plants and Patronage, co-written with Robert Peel, is an account of the gardens belonging to the Scottish family of the Marqueses of Bute. Kristina has also been involved in the recording and restoration of historic gardens, including the flower garden at Chevening House in Kent. An expert on Japanese gardens, Kristina regularly hosts tours to visit gardens in Japan and is now looking to expand her tours to Scotland.
Jinny Blom is an internationally acclaimed landscape designer. After a Liberal Arts education she trained and practiced as a transpersonal psychologist and psychotherapist, working for many years for a therapeutic charitable trust in South London. In 1996 she chose to devote herself to her lifelong interest in natural landscapes and gardens and launched her landscape design practice in 2000. Jinny works on a wide range of projects taking her from the UK across Europe as well as to the USA.
Lottie Muir designed and built the Brunel Museum roof garden in spring 2012 and opened Midnight Apothecary in May 2012. She spent the summer of 2012 combining Midnight Apothecary antics with gardening at the Olympic Park with award winning landscape company Willerby Landscapes. Lottie's book on 'Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary' was published in 2015.
Johanna Gibbons is a Landscape Architect and founding member of J & L Gibbons LLP, established in 1986. Jo studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art / Heriot Watt University and is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute. She serves on several advisory panels including Historic England’s Urban Panel and Historic Parks and Gardens Panel, the Forestry Commission’s Forestry and Woodland Advisory Committee for London and the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel. Jo is a member of the Trees and Design Action Group, a cross disciplinary group that seeks to influence practice and policy concerning the importance of urban trees.
18:30 - 20:00