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Conference Program 2020

 

FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020 – Garden Tour MIFGS GraphicMCEC Graphic
8.15 – 5.30 Conference Garden Tour
Depart:  Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre [1]
Conclude:  Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show [2]
Destinations
City garden designed by Fiona Brockhoff
Rooftop community garden in St Kilda
Eckersley Garden Architecture garden
Sharon Harris’ garden
Mediterranean style garden designed by Paul Bangay
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show – Show Garden Avenue

 

MCEC [1] SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020 – Conference Day 1 MCEC Graphic
8.00 – 8.50 Conference Registration
9.00 – 9.10 Fleur Flanery, Conference Director
Day 1 Welcome
9.10 – 9.40 Professor Bruce Pascoe (Aust)
The world’s first agriculturists: Natural systems and land management
9.40 – 10.20 Charles Massy (Aust)
Industrial agriculture’s challenges for Australia: Land degradation to regenerative agriculture
10.20 – 10.40 Morning Tea
10.40 – 11.20 Fiona Brockhoff and Trisha Dickson (Aust) In Conversation
The contemporary Australian garden: Style and sustainability
11.20 – 12.00 Tim Richardson (UK)
The Garden and the Individual: Outstandingly original landscapes and how they (don’t) fit in to the story
12.00 – 1.00 Professor James Hitchmough (UK)
Planting design for gardens in multi-ethnic and climate challenged cities
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.50 Midori Shintani (Japan)
The Millennium Park Development: Learning from Nature and the Spiritual Canon
2.50 – 3.40 Ulf Nordfjell (Sweden)
Gardens without sun and gardens without night: Designing public spaces in Sweden’s challenging climate
3.40 – 4.10 Afternoon Tea
4.10 – 4.50 Claudia West (USA)
Dry climates and green gardens and cities for tomorrow
4.50 – 5.00 Fleur Flanery
Day 1 closing comments and information
5.00 Close
5.20 Coaches depart for Social Function
6.00 – 8.00 Social Function   RBGV Graphic
Join us in the Royal Botanic Gardens for a relaxed picnic and tour of the new award winning Fern Gully Meditation Garden guided by Andrew Laidlaw

 

 

MCEC [1] SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020 – Conference Day 2 MCEC Graphic
9.15 – 9.35 Tim Richardson
Contemporary gardens and the conceptual garden movement
9.35 – 10.30 Midori Shintani
Gardening in the Naturalistic Planting Style
10.30 – 11.15 Claudia West
Designing plant communities which resonate for us
11.15 – 11.40 Morning Tea
11.40 – 12.10 Paul Bangay and Trisha Dickson In Conversation
Breaking free of conventions
12.10 – 12.50 Ulf Nordfjell
Natural minimalism and its application in the Riviera and Scandinavian gardens
12.50 – 1.00 Fleur Flanery
Thank you to sponsors Light on Landscape
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.50 Ross Palmer (NZ)
Equality for Man and Nature in the garden
2.50 – 3.30 Professor James Hitchmough
The complexity and simplicity in designing inspiring urban environments including the Victorian Arts Centre
3.30 – 3.50 Tim Richardson
Conference summary: Future directions
3.50 – 4.00 Fleur Flanery
Thank you and see you in 2022
4.00 – 4.30 Afternoon Tea
4.30 Close

 

 

Burnley [3] & RBG [4] MONDAY 30 MARCH 2020 – Workshops RBGV LogoUniversity of Melbourne logo
Workshops are held concurrently.
Refer to the Workshops page for more information.
8.30 – 10.30 Workshop session at Royal Botanic Gardens
Andrew Laidlaw & Peter Symes
8.45 – 9.00 Workshop Registration at Burnley
9.00 – 10.30 Workshop sessions at Burnley
Claudia West; Tim Richardson; Midori Shintani
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Workshop sessions at Burnley
James Hitchmough; John Rayner & Claire Farrell; Kate Herd & Karen Sutherland
12.15 – 12.45 Break for Lunch
12.45 – 2.15 Workshop sessions at Burnley
Michael McCoy; Ulf Nordfjell; Claudia West
2.15 – 2.30 Break
2.30 – 4.00 Workshop sessions at Burnley
Michael McCoy; Ulf Nordfjell; James Hitchmough
3.00 – 5.00 Workshop session at Royal Botanic Gardens
Andrew Laidlaw & Peter Symes
4.00 – 4.15 Break
4.15 – 5.45 Workshop sessions at Burnley (repeats)
John Rayner & Claire Farrell

 


 

[1] MCEC Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place,
South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria,
Australia
[2] MIFGS Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Carlton Gardens,
Carlton Victoria,
Australia
[3] Burnley Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne
500 Yarra Boulevard,
Richmond Victoria,
Australia
[4] RBG Royal Botanic Gardens
Birdwood Avenue,
South Yarra Victoria,
Australia