Rakesh Ramchurn looks ahead to the Landscape show 2013 in Battersea, London
From shrubbery and water features in hotel lobbies, to outdoor kitchens and sofas in the garden, the boundary between inside and outside spaces has blurred, meaning specifiers often need to be aware of products traditionally designed to be used outdoors even if specifying interiors.
Although originally designed for landscape designers, the Landscape Show - now in its third year - also attracts interior designers, architects and contractors, who attend in order to explore the latest products, services and developments in landscape specification.
The epicentre of this trade event is an exhibition which will include over 120 manufacturers displaying products which range from flower pots and sun dials to conservatories and water features. For landscape architects, outdoor lighting, irrigation schemes and paving products will be of particular interest, while sculptural products and furniture may also be of interest to those specifying interiors such as receptions and waiting areas. Four international pavilions will ensure products from overseas designers are also represented at the event.
There is also a seminar programme which includes talks such as ‘Designing Contemporary Roof Gardens’ by Patricia Fox of Aralia Garden Designs and ‘The Art of Garden Architecture’ by Jonathan Denby of Yewbarrow House. Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting will also give a talk on the importance of lighting in outdoor spaces, while other talks will focus on areas such as marketing your brand, the benefits of green walls and sustainability.
Entry to both the exhibition and the seminar programme is free to trade delegates, who must register via the event website.
Venue Battersea Park, London
Admission Free, register online
Dates Tuesday 24 September 10am-6pm, Wednesday 25 September 10am-5pm