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nigel.dunnett

Nigel Dunnett Planting design as an art form: tuned to nature. Planting Design as an essential: creating healthy cities and liveable places. http://www.nigeldunnett.com/
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Detail from my chelsea flower show 2011 garden with drystone habitat wall. construction by @landformuk
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I found the korean war veterans memorial on the national mall in washington dc to be an enormously powerful emotional experience - the haggard ghostly figures emerging from woodland and out into the open field, and i had not before fully appreciated the symbolism of the mirrored walls of this, and the opposite vietnam memorial, that literally absorb the viewer into the enormity and tragedy.
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Great to meet up with @thomasrainerdc claudia west and melissa rainer @phytostudio in washington d.c. progressive planters on a mission!
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Urban agriculture on a city plot in richmond, virginia. interesting to see this open to the street, unfenced
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Although i use my p3 rule to usually restrict the number of different plant species that make the main visual contribution at any one time to no more than 3, that doesn’t mean that these aren’t diverse plantings. this series of photos from roughly the same position in the olympic park europe garden shows the change from spring to summer, with euphorbia palustris making the main spring contribution
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The planting here in the europe garden in the queen elizabeth olympic park, london, is a good example of my p3 rule - at any one time it’s no more than three different plant species that make the main visual impression in a composition or mix, rather than a jumble of many different things. joint design with @sarahpricelandscapes
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Site visit today to begin planning the setting out of the planting along the frontage of @dulwichcollegeldn (building designed by charles barry, architect of the houses of parliament) within a landscape restoration and new scheme coordinated by @racheltherake - including 2500 perennials to be naturalised in swathes in the lawns, with bulbs (machine slot planted before christmas)
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Hazel glade, february 4th. planted four years ago, these hazels are really coming into their own and have been looking good with the catkins for a month now
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Winter garden log waves, early feb 2019
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Winter garden log waves, early feb 2019
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I have to say that this big warm coat i got for russia has been really useful in the uk these past few days, and it almost makes me remember what it was like to have hair!
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I’ve used this image of a flowering steppe in spring with iris pumila and tulipa schrenkii for several years, together with the second steppe image of salvias and feather grass, as visual models and reference points for my own ‘steppe meadow’ plantings, and they were the starting points for the barbican scheme (photo 3). it was a huge surprise to discover when i gave my workshop in rostov-on-don, russia (i’m in the middle with the workshop participants in photo 4), earlier this week, that the first photo was actually from that very rostov region. these photos and others provoked strong emotions in many of the people who were there: one person told me she was close to tears when she saw them because they were so meaningful to her, and there was so much interest at looking at them afresh as the basis for new designed perennial mixes for the region. we’re already planning a return visit, ‘steppe safari’, and immersive workshop to capture the essence of these wonderful places.
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