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Society of Garden Designers Conference 28 March Imperial College, London

What are the differences in response to nuances of meaning through cultural reference, between audiences at home and abroad? Is meaning lost in translation, or do the cultural layers maintain their richness?

Conference speakers will explain how their own particular cultural experience manifests itself in their work, and the challenge of using this to make sense of the landscape in another, perhaps less familiar, culture of identity and place.

Five speakers include Jinny Blom, Erik Dhont, Ulf Nordfjell, Tim Rees and Roberto Silva sil·va also syl·va  
n. pl. sil·vas or sil·vae
1. The trees or forests of a region.

2. A written work on the trees or forests of a region.
. Jinny Blom's projects, all characterised by elegant planting, are mostly in the UK. Flemish landscape designer Erik Dhont's practice is centred on Brussels. Ulf Nordfjell is perhaps best remembered in the UK for his homage to Linnaeus, which won Best Show Garden at RHS RHS Royal Horticultural Society
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RHS Rural Housing Service
RHS Rickards High School (Tallahassee, FL)
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RHS Ridgewood High School (New Jersey) 
 Chelsea Flower Show The Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London, England. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, and part of London's summer social season. , 2007.

Tim Rees' London based practice Trees Associates is engaged in an international range of projects and Roberto Silva originates from North-East Brazil. The day will be chaired by Dublin based landscape designer Hugh Ryan. www.sgd.org.uk

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