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Wednesday 16th May 2018

From Guilfoyle to Gaza, with Andrew Laidlaw Landscape Architect, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 

For many, Andrew will need no introduction at all! He is one of Australia’s leading landscape architects and has for many years been the landscape architect at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Here he has built on the magnificent Guilfoyle legacy, with among other projects the restoration of Guilfoyle’s Volcano as part of the Working Wetlands project and of course the highly innovative and successful Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden. His mastery in innovative design, his enormous love and knowledge of plants and his passion for connecting people with nature has led to his involvement in a broad range of other endeavours. He has taught a whole generation of garden designers at Burnley, has designed many residential and public spaces, particularly spaces for children to play, and has been the leading designer for the Global Gardens of Peace Gaza project. Andrew will without doubt, captivate us with his stories and pictures.

Andrew with children in Gaza

Place:  Burnley College, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond.   Room MB 11
Time:  7.00 pm drinks & nibbles, 7.30 for the talk in MB 11
$5 (members),  $15 (non members)



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