Australia - Victoria
Design with Nature: Reconnecting People and Place - An international conference with the world’s finest landscape and garden designers. Speakers include Noel Kingsbury, Andy Sturgeon, Kate Cullity, Kathryn Gustafson, Renate Kastner with Miguel Urquijo, Bernard Trainor, Cassian Schmidt, Sam Cox, and well-known rapporteur Peter Watts. Garden tour, speakers' dinner and many workshop masterclasses. Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia

Australian Landscape Conference, Melbourne, 23-27 March 2018


Conference 24 and 25 March 2018

Design with Nature: Reconnecting People and Place – an international conference with the world’s finest landscape and garden designers.

The Conference theme shines light on the tangible and intangible benefits of communing with Nature, in contrast to the 2015 conference of ideas. We have invited the diverse panel of leading landscape designers to respond to the conundrum of an increasingly urbanised lifestyle and the inherent human needs of being nurtured by nature.

With varied global practices and cultural influences, speakers will present their individual approaches to reconnecting people and place through meaningful public and private landscape design.

With a much expanded program of international and Australian speakers, Workshops, Garden Tour and other activities, this Conference will be outstanding. There will be twelve presentations by leading international speakers and they are also leading many of the Workshops.



Garden Tour on Friday 23 March 2018

Features 5 stunning gardens, including designers Phillip Johnson, Michael McCoy, Simon Rickard, Sam Crawford and the famous Garden of St Erth. The tour is always an early sell-out.


Workshops and Masterclasses on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 March 2018

Enjoy a more intimate atmosphere from which to learn from these experts in landscape design, planting, garden photography and gardening.

Book a workshop with Andrew Laidlaw, Andy Sturgeon, Angus Stewart, Anna Turner, Arno King, Bettina Jaugstetter, Cassian Schmidt, Claire Takacs, Ed Snodgrass, Kate Cullity/Lisa Howard, Mel Ogden, Noel Kingsbury, Sam Cox.

Hurry, limited places!



Conference: Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia

Workshops: Burnley Campus University of Melbourne

Speakers’ Dinner:  Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne


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Conference, dinner, garden tour and workshop tickets

Full Conference (all prices in AUD)
9am Saturday 24 to 5pm Sunday 25 March 2018
$645.00 early bird registration (until 30 November 2017)
$695.00 after 30/11/17

Speakers' Dinner 24 March 2018 - $125.00pp
Conference Garden Tour 23 March 2018 - $195.00pp

Workshop Masterclasses 26 and 27 March 2018
$95.00 - $195.00 each

Student concessions for the conference only are available for full-time students studying landscape architecture or design, horticulture or landscape construction. There is also a special secondary students conference ticket.