Published by Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, London

Learning from Landscape Architecture Drawings

On Wednesday, the University of Greenwich is hosting the FOLAR (Friends of the Landscape Library and Archive at Reading) annual lecture and meeting.

Five ways to interrogate, be inspired and learn from the Landscape Architecture Drawings at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL)  

On: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 5-8pm

At: University of Greenwich, Department of Architecture & Landscape, 10 Stockwell Street, London SE10 9BD

Lecture Theatre: 11_004

5.15-6.00pm FOLAR AGM

6.30-8.00pm Lecture:  Five Ways to interrogate, be inspired and learn from the Landscape Architecture Drawings


  • Guy Baxter, Associate Director (Archive Services), University of Reading, MERL
  • Marylla Hunt, landscape architect
  • Oliver Rock landscape architect, Senior Associate HTA
  • Colin Moore landscape architect
  • Karen Fitzsimon, landscape architect, horticulturalist and landscape historian

Chaired by Tony Edwards landscape architect, director of Place Design and Planning

Why bother keeping drawings?  When the project is built and the liability period is timed out, who is going to be interested in these images?   But what if the project was the Olympic Park and those records weren’t kept?   Or a landscape designed by Kathryn Gustafson or Martha Schwartz, or Geoffrey Jellicoe, one of the founders of the Landscape Institute?  What sort of stories and information does the archive reveal?

Each speaker will each offer a ten minute tantalising insight into the Landscape Institute archive, its uses and opportunities, how to dig into it, and how it can inspire our work today.

This is a free event and all welcome, especially new members and all students.

Department of Architecture & Landscape, University of Greenwich is walkable from Cutty Sark (DLR) and Greenwich stations, (8 minutes from London Bridge)  map:,+London+SE10+9BD/@51.4799984,-0.0098178,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4876028449167a6d:0x35c466174e9b9038!8m2!3d51.4798289!4d-0.0083264

FOLAR are the Friends of the Landscape Library and Archives at Reading devoted to promoting the Landscape Institute’s library and archive collections held at the University of Reading,

[Image: Civic Park, Modena, Italy, Geoffrey Jellicoe ©Landscape Institute/MERL]



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