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Salon Talks: Hal Moggridge In Conversation with Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson, garden historian and landscape critic, is curating and convening a season of Salons at the Garden Museum.

For this talk, Tim will be joined by Hal Moggridge, a world-renowned authority on landscape design and architecture.

Hal joined the late Brenda Colvin (a founding member of the Landscape Institute) at Colvin & Moggridge in 1969, now the oldest surviving British landscape practice. In the 1970s, he played a key role in restoring the Capability Brown masterpiece at Blenheim, thus reviving the national interest in Brown and the Georgian natural landscape garden.

Last year, Hal published Slow Growth: On the Art of Landscape Design, a book exploring the ideas and techniques of naturalistic landscape design, which he illustrated with projects of his own, delivered before the era of digital presentation.

Hal and Tim will discuss his philosophies on landscape design, realised after a pioneering and influential career, as well as the status and future of landscape design in the UK.

Speaker biographies

  • Hal Moggridge

    Hal Moggridge

    Hal Moggridge

    Influential landscape architect Hal Moggridge CBE is co-founder of Colvin & Moggridge with Brenda Colvin, and former Professor of Landscape Architecture at Sheffield University; a past president of the Landscape Institute and a commissioner of the Royal Fine Art Commission.

  • Tim Richardson

    Tim Richardson

    Tim Richardson, garden historian and landscape critic, is an irreverent commentator on all matters pertaining to gardens. He was gardens editor at Country Life, at *Wallpaper magazine and edited New Eden, the contemporary gardens magazine. He is now a regular columnist in the gardening pages of the Daily Telegraph.

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