FOLAR's Past, Present & Future series of symposia continue in 2019 with a symposium on Children & Play. Date/Details to be finalised but will be held in Spring 2019
The BIG event we are looking forward to is the Centenary of the Landscape Institute in 2029. It may be still over 10 years away but these year long celebrations require lots of thinking and planning to be successful. FOLAR intends to do all we can to help both the LI and MERL prepare for this significant moment in the landscape profession's history including building a history of the landscape (architecture) profession in the UK
WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018
FOLAR AGM & Talk at School of Architecture & Landscape, University of Greenwich
5 ways to interrogate, be inspired and learn from the landscape architecture drawings at MERL, University of Reading
Chair of Talk: Tony Edwards, FLI, landscape architect, Director of Place Design & Planning
Speakers: Guy Baxter, Associate Director (Archive Services), University of Reading, MERL; Marylla Hunt, landscape architect;Oliver Rock landscape architect, Senior Associate HTA; Colin Moore landscape architect; Karen Fitzsimon, landscape architect, horticulturalist and landscape historian.
Half day study session on' New Towns, Landscape & Gordon Patterson - Celebrating mid 20th C design'. Sadly, Gordon Patterson was unable to join FOLAR but otherwise the event was a huge success. There was a good turn out members and judging by the number of congratulatory emails that have come in since, the day was enjoyed by all.
Programme: Chair: Robert Holden 14.00 Landscape planning for London and the New Towns in the 1940s. Tom Turner,landscape architect & garden historian; 14.40 Housing, Traffic and Landscape – detailed urban planning in the New Towns. Elain Harwood, senior architectural advisor, Heritage England;15.10 Stevenage New Town & landscape architecture. GP's written answers delivered by Annabel Downs; 15.40 Landscape without boundaries Oliver Rock, HTA Design;16.10 New Town material from MERL's collections. Caroline Gould, deputy university archivist, University of Reading; 16.40 General Discussion; 17.00 Event close
MERL and the Landscape Institute came together to organise a joint conference this year, combining the annual MERL lecture with the LI's Jellicoe lecture. Landscape architect, James Corner, best known for his work on the High Line in New York, gave the lecture. A full account of the day can be found on the MERL blog 'Our Country Lives'/Discovering the Landscape #20
Talk on Brenda Colvin and her collection at MERL by Hal Moggridge, PPLI andCaroline Gould, Deputy University Archivist, University of Reading
The restoration of the Jellicoe designed Water Gardens, Hemel Hempstead wins the Landscape Institute's Heritage and Conservation Award 2017. Congratulations to all involved
Oliver Rock of HTA Design LLP gave a talk on the restoration scheme at FOLAR's AGM in 2016. HTA's Heritage Consultant, Marylla Hunt was also one of the attendees.
Town Centre Gardens, Hemel Hempstead. Original design by Geoffrey Jellicoe, planting by Susan Jellicoe. Renovation by HTA Design, 2011. Image copyright Tom Crocker.