Gathering to celebrate resilient cities filled with nature.
A great line-up of UK and international experts and activists including Ed Snodgrass, Dusty Gedge, Laura Gatti, Arit Anderson, Gary Grant, Sara Venn, Wendy Allen and John Little.
We will be celebrating ways to design city landscapes for nature and people – from plant selection and site design to the detail of green roofs and walls, and good landscape management.
The Festival of Urban Landscapes is hosted by greenspace manager of Clapton Park Estate John Little and his wife Fiona Crummay at Hilldrop, their beautiful self-build house and four acres of wildlife landscapes and gardens, created over the last 20 years ( Gardeners’ World, BBC2 August 2017 17mins in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scMqloyUwXQ ).
The Festival starts officially on Saturday morning with presentations and discussions, and an afternoon of practical workshops, including garden designing and a tour of Hilldrop’s green roofs.
On Saturday evening there’s dinner, drinks and chatting by the camp fire, with entertainment from local musicians – bring an instrument and join in!
On Sunday morning with breakfast, we’ll see what the Moth traps brought in. And carry on discussions and informal workshops with experts Ed Snodgrass, Dusty Gedge, Arit Anderson and others. The festival ends officially after Sunday lunch.
You’re welcome to come Friday evening and camp until Sunday, or stay at the lovely Bell Inn.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing a common dream of resilient cities filled with nature and beauty!