With award-winning garden designers and garden design authors Ula Maria and Jack Wallington, Alice Vincent will explore how to incorporate design into small urban growing spaces, both at home and more widely in our cities. This talk will offer inspiration and insight to those hoping to make the most of their city plots, with a focus on ecological and sustainable planting.
This talk, one of three curated by Alice Vincent, is part of our Overwinter programme in partnership with Seedlip.
Ula has a deep connection with nature originating from her childhood spent in rural Lithuanian landscapes, collecting berries and swimming in the river Ula with its banks dotted with coniferous forests, thick woods, and high sandy cliffs.
Ula attended the School of Fine Arts in Lithuania before moving to England permanently in 2008. She studied a BA and MA in Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University, where she was awarded the Landscape Institute’s John Knight award for both her undergraduate and postgraduate major projects.
Since graduating, Ula has worked for a number of Landscape practices prior to entering and winning the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition where she received a gold medal for her garden ‘Studio Unwired’ in 2017.
She seeks to create meaningful designs by a sensitive approach to an existing space. Her particular interest is in creating emotive garden spaces that evoke innate connections to nature through memories, senses, and experiences.
Alice Vincent is an author, journalist and self-taught urban gardener. She has kept a column with The Telegraph since 2014, and brought out her first book, How to Grow Stuff: no stress gardening for beginners, in March 2017. She documents her growing adventures through Instagram and a newsletter under Noughticulture.
Jack Wallington is a landscape designer who has worked on over 40 different gardens for private homes, businesses and public spaces, melding nature-inspired planting with contemporary landscaping. His aim is to bring the beauty of the wild back into people’s lives in unique, imaginative and stylish ways. Jack is also the author of new gardening book, Wild About Weeds, and maintains a column with Telegraph Gardening while contributing regularly to Gardeners World, Gardens Illustrated and RHS The Garden magazines.