Masterful Gardens

Time and place: November 22, Warsaw, Poland

Programme and speakers: http://sak.org.pl/index.php/pDocId/1222/pMenuId/2/pCmd/1 (Polish only)

Registration: https://wak7.konfeo.com/

Speakers are award winning British landscape architects and garden designers, Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist: Kate Gould and Leo Baistow (Kate Gould Gardens), Robert Myers (Robert Myers Associates), Chris Beardshaw and Peter Langton (Hillier Landscapes).

Conference is in English (simultaneous translation to Polish) so anyone can participate.

 

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Three Perspectives on Designing Resilient Cities

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