You are invited to the Landscape Design Institute's Celebration of the Year!
Dream Big, Think Big
National Landscape Design Awards Event
M.C - Adam Robinson
Celebrity Guest Speaker - Michael McCoy
Treat yourself to an afternoon of inspiration, connection and celebration.
We are looking forward to our wonderful design community coming together to connect, to have fun & celebrate the success of our industry and be inspired by some of the best landscape designs and the latest thinking from around the world.
Adam Robinson, will be your M.C, and Michael McCoy, will be our guest presenter & speaker, they will entertain you as we enjoy a light lunch and beverages in the fabulous new venue overlooking Darling Harbour, 12-Micron, Barangaroo NSW.
Join us for the announcement of this year’s winners of the LDI National Landscape Design Awards when Michael McCoy showcases the finalist's designs and then interviews some of the winners in his signature 'Dream Gardens' style.
After the awards presentation, Michael will explore what the award-winning gardens could look like in 10 year’s time. Be inspired as he shares with us the emergent thinking and trends from some of the leading landscape professionals around the world, hot off the back of his trip to Europe in September. (Michael is representing Australia at the Masters of Landscape international conference in Bergamo, Italy and attended the Beth Chatto Symposium ‘Rewilding the Mind’ in the UK.)
Date : Thursday 13th October 2022 Time : 1pm - 4pm Venue : 12-Micron, Watermans Room, Entry via Watermans Quay, Barangaroo NSW
(only 5 minutes walk from Wynyard Station via the Barangaroo pedestrian tunnel) Cost : $145 - LDI Members & Guests
$80 - Students of Landscape Design & Landscape Architecture
(plus Humantix booking fee) RSVP: 2 October 2022
Your ticket includes a canape style lunch, beverages and platters for each table to enjoy while watching the presentations. (Note: this is not a sit down lunch with pre-selected seating; canapes and platters have been chosen to maximise mingling time!)
LDI Members are encouraged to invite your clients, work team and family along to celebrate. We also welcome students of Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture to be inspired by the amazing work on display and to network before & after with some of the nation’s leading landscape designers.
Please read on for more details...
Michael McCoy - our Event Presenter & Guest Speaker
Michael McCoy is a garden designer, writer, broadcaster, International garden tour guide and host of ABC TV’s Dream Gardens. His design work has been featured in magazines and books internationally, and Dream Gardens has been sold worldwide. First achieving a Bachelor of Science in botany, he then qualified as a gardener and spent ten years working in large private gardens, in which was included a summer living and working with Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter, in East Sussex, England. McCoy is just as happy in the role of commentator as in that of design practitioner, and loves nothing more than teasing out the principles of good design through his books, newspaper and magazine articles, live and online symposia and International garden tours.
Adam Robinson - our Event M.C and LDI's Ambassador
"Adam is a Creative Director, Horticulturist & Landscape Designer. He is master of urban gardening with a passion for working with all types of outdoor spaces, including balconies, verandahs, patios, courtyards, all sizes of backyards, and even improving kerbside appeal and entrance ways to the home.
He relishes the challenge of coming up with clever, innovative design solutions, styling and plant palette ideas to really maximise any metropolitan outdoor space. Adam delights in creating designs that amplify and intensify the lifestyle aspects the space can provide its owners/users. Adam loves to create concise, compact and luxuriously comfortable oases that not only look beautiful and offer their owners a relaxing sanctuary, they are highly functional and often extroverted spaces that really welcome social gatherings, entertaining and fun!" (Exert from adamrobinsondesign.com.au)
Program (approx. times only)
1pm – 1.45pm Arrive, canapes (6 x pp), drinks, mingle!
1.45pm - 2pm Move to sit at tables of 8
2pm – 2:45pm Dream Big - Awards Presentation
2:45pm – 3pm Michael interviews awards winners: e.g Landscape Designer of the Year Award , Allan Corey Award
3pm – 3:20pm Think Big - What the award winning gardens could look like in 10 years’ time, a reflection on recent international conferences
3:20 – 3:30pm Wrap up presentations
3:30pm – 4pm Mingle, last drinks, end (we hope you will kick on with us afterwards...)