Internationally acclaimed designers for SGD Conference

Five internationally acclaimed designers each renowned for the way in which they use geometry in their work, have been announced for the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Autumn Conference – ‘Geometry – new angles on gardens and landscape‘ – taking place on 17th November 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Christopher Bradley-Hole FSGD, Ian Kitson FSGD, Milan-based designer Cristina Mazzucchelli, Brazilian designer Alex Hanazaki, (pictured left) and Australian Kate Cullity, will give an insight into their distinctive use of geometry and explain how relationships between shapes and lines should be at the heart of how we design gardens and landscapes.

Alex Hanazaki creates outdoor spaces as if they were works of art and is renowned for his use of modernist lines, Japanese minimalism and originality in the use of green. He will explain how he shapes outdoor spaces through his particular aesthetic, searching for a sense of beauty in everything he sees and touches.

Cristina Mazzucchelli (pictured right) believes that in garden design ‘mathematical rules are linked to our feeling of harmony, and colours such as white and green emanate a positive feeling of wellbeing.”

Her designs combine her knowledge of plant physiology with a desire to link architecture to the natural world. Cristina has a PhD in Molecular Genetics and a Masters in Garden Design from the University of Milan. She will speak about the complementary role of curves and lines in creating harmony and a sense of wellbeing.

Kate Cullity is director of award-winning landscape architecture firm TCL and has been involved in the creation of award-winning landscapes across Australia and overseas. Kate will be exploring the role design expressions, such as patterning, repetition and the power of multiples, play out in her projects.

Christopher Bradley-Hole FSGD, is one of the world’s most influential landscape designers working today. His iconic designs and bestselling books have had a far-reaching impact on the way contemporary design has developed. He will explain how he creates his elegant designs and will be using his latest work to illustrate his talk.

Ian Kitson FSGD has been designing gardens and landscapes for over 30 years. He will be referencing his educational history and current projects, explaining what motivates his approach to landscape and garden design.

The SGD Autumn 2018 conference will be chaired by John Wyer FSGD, founder of landscape company Bowles & Wyer. Discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available until 22nd October 2018 via the SGD website –

Photo credits: Banner: ©Alex Hanazaki’s design CasaCor 2016, credit Yuri Seródio; photograph of Alex credit Yuri Seródio.