November 21, 2018
GLDA Student and Graduate Garden Design Competition
Sustainable Garden Design Challenge
For Application Details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Closing Date : Midnight on Monday, 14th January, 2019 (On-line submission)
Judging Date: Saturday, 19th January, 2019
Judging Panel: GLDA Council Members
Category One Applicant: Any student on the Island of Ireland currently studying an (accredited) garden design, landscape architecture, horticulture related course or landscape skills training course
Category Two Applicant : Any graduate from the above approved courses who qualified in 2016 & 2017
Best Category One (Student) Concept Master Plan Design – ipad Mini
Best Category Two (Graduate) Concept Master Plan Design – ipad Mini
Best Innovative Concept Detail Award 2019 – trophy
Best Planting Design 2019 – trophy
Each winner plus 2 runners up from each category will receive FREE entry to the GLDA Seminar on Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 plus GLDA (Pre-reg) Membership for 2019
To find out more or to request an application pack and design brief,
November 7, 2018
Soil management/health and looking after the future using a holistic approach by incorporating SUDS
- Date: Thursday 15th November
- Time: 9.30am – 1pm finishing with a light lunch
- Where: Meet at Enrich Environmental, Kilcock, Co. Meath for a short tour of the facility.
This will be followed by talks and discussions with the following professionals:
Kevin McCabe (Enrich) – Soil health in a site environment and the use of soil in SUDS; it all starts with the specification.
Alwyn White (Greenleaf Ireland) – discusses tree planting in hard surface environments and how to sustain growth in urban areas/front gardens as part of SUDS.
Ronan Nangle (Nangle & Niesen) with the use of case studies will discuss tree selection and planting and the importance of soil selection/biosecurity/management/maintenance to a successful long term tree planting scheme.
To secure your place at the CPD workshop please email the GLDA office: email@example.com
or telephone the office tel: 01 294 0092
June 26, 2018
The 2018 AGM will take place at Altamont Gardens on October 6th
It starts at 11.50 for a 12 noon start, followed by a guided tour of the gardens by the head gardener Paul Cutler.
Dinner will be arranged at The Riverbank restaurant.
For those who would like to stay overnight B&B / Hotel recommendations on request.
Friday July 6th 2018 at 7pm
DLR Mill Theatre, Dublin 16
Tickets €12.50, available from The Mill Theatre Box Office, Dundrum.
The GLDA will host a documentary film on Piet Oudolf. The film was directed by Thomas Piper, a film maker from New York. In it he discusses with Piet Oudolf the various elements of his garden design work, looking at gardens in America and Europe. The film is 75 minutes long and is beautifully shot showing the skill and genius of Oudolf’s designs.
We will also show a 10 minute ballet film of “Le Spectre de La Rose” – a duet piece where the Girl comes back from the ball with a rose, falls asleep – a spectre enters and dances with her, and leaves. She wakes, smells the rose … was it all a dream …
It’s the famous Nijinsky piece, with music by Berlioz. It was made primarily for the Ninette de Valois Dance Festival in Blessington at the end of last month, who commissioned it. They shot it in Russborough House (the Alfred Beit mansion) with Zoey Ashe-Browne as the Girl.
Catch up with designers at the bar before and after the show.