Ben Hoyle
  November 1, 2022 – November 1, 2022
  8:00 am – 9:30 am
  Online Webinar

LCGD Autumn Info Burst D – New Iconic Gardens

In 2011 we invited speakers to choose their iconic garden of the previous decade that will, in their mind, be the gardens we will still be talking about as landmarks in garden design in 20 years time.

This autumn 2022 we revisit this idea in a series of online ‘Info Burst’ webinars. Each of our six speakers will champion a garden, explore their choice, how the garden inspires them, tell us how they came to make that decision and why they think we’ll still be talking about their choice of garden in 2042.

Join us as leading designers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the USA take us on a journey of future new iconic gardens.

We will reveal the chosen gardens in September!

Designer Ben Hoyle has been surrounded by plants and creating gardens for as long as he can remember. Since founding Blue Gecko Landscapes in 1998, Ben has evolved from humble beginnings to become one of New Zealand’s most widely celebrated landscape designers, achieving numerous accolades and awards both nationally and internationally. Based on the stunning Kapiti Coast, Ben’s practice primarily works within the Wellington Region though happily accepts commissions throughout New Zealand and further abroad.

He is also Director & Curator for FFFLAIR, a new and transformative movement across the horticulture industry set to change the way we grow, nurture and invest in communities, science and the environment. Check out and be part of the generational change alongside the inaugural major event in 2020.

Our Info Burst seasons raise money for six horticultural charities in the UK and overseas – more details on our website.

Each Info Burst in this season will be individually scheduled with the UK and USA speakers delivered in the early evening, UK time and with the Australian and New Zealand speakers as breakfast webinars in order to be live in the evening in Australia and New Zealand. We start our UK and USA info bursts promptly at 5pm with a 45-60 minute presentation from our speaker and with some time for questions, finishing at 6.30pm.

Our Australian and New Zealand Info Bursts will be held in the morning to account for the time difference – details to follow but if you miss these live events we will be able to send you a recording.

The event will be hosted by LCGD Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin and LCGD Melbourne Director Brent Reid.

If you miss an event or are in a time-zone that makes it difficult to take part we are able to offer a catch-up recording – just contact the office on

All our Info Bursts are delivered remotely via online webinar and you will be sent an access code before the event. Each event counts as 1.5 hours CPD.

We are able to offer a catch-up recording should you miss one our events – just contact our office on

For more details and to enrol on this course you need to book via the link to the left at the top of the page.

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Fisher Tomlin

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