Recording of ‘The Sheffield School approach to sustainable planting’


An extra chance to watch this online talk. Once purchased you will receive a link to access the recording via email.



For some years the Sheffield School of Landscape Architecture has pioneered the promotion of sustainable design and planting. Two of its leading figures are Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough, both renowned for a series of internationally important projects, not least the London Olympic Park, in which a sustainable meadow style planting of perennials is showcased. 

Their talk focuses on a selection of their projects, bringing to life the plants and landscapes and championing the sustainability which they believe should underpin everyone’s gardening today. 

About Nigel and James

Nigel Dunnettis Professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, and is one of the world’s leading voices on innovative approaches to planting design.  He is a plantsman, designer and pioneer of the new ecological approach to planting gardens and public spaces.  His work revolves around the integration of ecology and horticulture to achieve low-input, high-impact landscapes that are dynamic, diverse, and tuned to nature. 

James Hitchmough is Professor of Horticultural Ecology in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield. Along with his colleague Nigel Dunnett he has developed the ‘Sheffield School’ of planting design, typified by workable, sustainable solutions for public space, with high public appeal, and rich in biodiversity. 

Both Nigel and James have authored a number of books and lecture regularly to audiences around the world.  

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