Landscape Architect, Garden Designer, International lecturer & Plant Person


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10 - 12 May, Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône
Art et Jardins - a Mediterranean Gardening International event

Two days of garden visits, lectures and walks, in and around Aix-en-Provence, the city of Cézanne, with a view to exploring the connections between art and Mediterranean gardens. The welcome reception, lectures and final dinner will take place at the Hotel Aquabella. Our lecturers will be landscape architect and garden designer Laura de Beden, and the author, Louisa Jones.




Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture (since 1993) and Course Director in Garden Design (since 2001) at Kingston University, School of Architecture and Landscape

Official lecturer for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies)

Tutor and lecturer at the Inchbald School of Design
and at the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden – London

2005 Guest Speaker at the International Conference in Santiago, Chile, organised by Club de Jardines de Chile on the theme: Fuentes de Inspiracion: Paisajismo & Iluminacion (Sources of Inspiration: Landscape Design & Lighting).

Laura lectures internationally.


Lectures and workshops: titles and topics

Garden Design as a form of art

Sculpture in the landscape

The influence of the arts on the making of gardens

The life-enhancing garden: an appreciation of the art of garden design

The history of gardens through the ages

Italian gardens

From painting to planting: changing times, changing modes

Planning and Planting

How to design a border

The mixed border

Imaginative planting

Transforming the common place

Designing with plants and nature: successful relationships

Truly tiny gardens

Graphic Design

Designing a garden: from concept to completion

Practical workshops on garden design and graphics