With an attendance of over 3,000 individuals across the three days, FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 was a massive industry success. More importantly, it was a shining example of the industry coming together in what has been an unprecedented year.
The content of the seminars, the knowledge of the speakers and the interaction of the visitors goes to prove the amazing knowledge and in-depth understanding in our sector. The wide range of topics again showed the diversity of the sector, but maybe more importantly the camaraderie, the willingness to share experiences and knowledge openly is a real testament of our industry acting as one.
Pro Landscaper channel saw panellists – garden designer Rosemary Coldstream, David Dodd of The Outdoor Room, Pete Jones of Land Design Partnership and James Scott of The Garden Co – ask the questions should design and build be offered under one company? Or should they be kept separate? What are the pros and cons of both?
The flagship garden of the RHS Wisley attracts around one million visitors each year. On the FutureScape channel, panelists Mark Gregory, Matt Keightley, Ann-Marie Powell, Matthew Pottage and Alistair Griffiths talk about a brand new project within Wisley’s 240 acres of gardens.
On the Green channel Garden with Nature at Heart saw Lewis Normand and a panel of respected garden designers discuss their thoughts on creating a wildlife friendly garden and how to encourage clients to keep the garden wildlife-friendly after sign-off.
FutureScape VIRTUAL concluded with the Pro Landscaper Summit, opened by Right Honourable Christopher Pincher MP Minister of State at The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. This year, the Pro Landscaper Summit will focus on how the sectors, as well as businesses and business owners, will operate over the next few years – what are the big changes coming?
The seminars have all been recorded and will be available via the FutureScape website here – so hopefully more people can view and be inspired.