The International Landscape Conference "Flower Jam" will be held on March 1- 3, 2019 in Moscow University Botanical garden.
The key speakers of the conference are some of the world's leading landscape and garden designers, members of the Expert Council of Flower Jam and members of the International Jury of the competition, nursery owners, urban planners.
Participation is free, but pre-registration is required. There is a limited number of seats.
The theme of the conference is modern, urban landscape design and the main trends of garden art - gardens and parks in natural style.
The discussion will address the main aspects and challenges of naturalistic urban landscape design. A naturalistic urban garden is an emulation of nature, a fragment of a meadow or forest, surrounded by the urban landscape. Local plants are usually selected for this type of urban greening. Sustainability is another important characteristic of such gardens.
Garden designers, plant nursery owners, urban planners, psychologists, ecologists, specialists in urban greenery maintenance will discuss the advantages and challenges of modern gardens and parks created in this naturalistic urban style, they will look at plant selection and will try to examine the naturalistic style through the prism of the national tradition, in particular - the Russian garden.
In the morning presentations and talks by the key speakers will be held. Moderated panel discussions are planned in the afternoon.
Each day of the conference is dedicated to one of the three important aspects of urban landscape planning: aesthetic, ecology, economy
The first day, will be dedicated to the aesthetics of the “natural” garden, important issues will be discussed such as the emotional impact of natural style gardens on urban dwellers, their educational value; the garden as part of the national culture, as well as the integration of the traditions of the Russian “natural” garden into the landscape of the megalopolis.
The second day of the conference will be centred on ecology: sustainability of plantings, preservation of plant species, biodiversity, improving urban ecology, as well as ecological methods of maintenance and the introduction of sustainable local wild plants.
The economic aspect of the "natural" gardens is the topic for the third day. Looking at the cooperation of municipalities and their communities. Gardens, as an attraction for residents and tourists alike, will be discussed. Why the city should invest in ecological maintenance and in the training of qualified gardeners? How natural plant communities can be created by sowing seeds, and using local and therefore sustainable plants.
James & Helen Basson, Founders of a very successful garden design practice (France-United Kingdom), multiple winners of RHS exhibitions, Best in Show (Chelsea 2017), winner of the first prize of the Association of Landscape Architects of Russia -2018, chairman of the Expert Council of the Flower Jam Competition - 2019.
Peter Korn (Sweden) - a nursery owner, gardener and designer at Klinta Trädgård and Peter Korns Trädgård. Peter has designed a large number of landscape projects in Sweden, including the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg, numerous perennial flower beds, roof gardens, green walls, rain gardens.
James Hitchmough (UK) - Professor, Leading Specialist in the Field of Ecological Gardening in the UK, Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield. Included in the top ten landscape designers in the UK. He is also the author of the best-selling book "Dynamic Landscape: Design, Ecology, and Management of Natural Plantings in an Urban Environment". Landscape Design Consultant for London Olympic Park.
Andy Sturgeon (UK) - Chelsea Flower Show multiple winner, one of the most famous garden designers in the World, Head of the Flower Jam 2019 Jury.
Peter Fink (UK) is an artist, landscape architect, urban planner, winner of numerous international awards, founder of Studio Fink, author of books on the subject “Public Art and Architecture”.
Matthew Childs (UK) - landscape designer, founder of Matthew Childs Design studio. Multiple winner of prestigious garden exhibitions in UK, Russia, Turkey including highest awards of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) exhibitions. Judge and the head of the jury of international garden festivals.
Natalya Borisova (Russia) - Master of Landscape Architecture, founder of "NB-GARDEN", multiple award winner of many show gardens competitions. Member of the jury of Russian and international garden competitions.
Gleb Kalyuzhnyuk (Russia) - Landscape Architect, Civil Engineer, Head of Landscape Company GeoGraffiti LLC, HSE Teacher. Winner of various landscape contests.
Marina Ponomareva (Russia) - landscape designer, project manager in the ART-Project DEREVCE. Hear of the Landscape Design department of the HSE Design School.
Artem Parshin (Russia) - Chief Landscape Architect of the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University "Aptekarsky Garden", winner of the Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture, Head of the jury of the Garden Competition "Imperial Gardens of Russia of the State Russian Museum-2016", jury member of Flower Jam 2018.
Igor Safiullin (Russia) - Landscape Architect and civil engineer. Lecturer of the course "Landscape design of urban areas of the boulevard and courtyard" of the Department of Landscape Architecture of the Moscow State Technical University. Head of the department of landscape design of the park "Zariadie" in 2016-2017.
Irina Savvateeva (Russia) - Head of the leading Russian Plants Nursery, organizer of landscape workshops, founder and organizer of the Gardens and People Moscow landscape festival, journalist.
Lyudmila Belykh (Russia) - landscape designer, head of Belstudio garden design, multiple winner of garden competitions, member of the jury of landscape competitions, one of the organizers and lecturer of the School of Modern Landscape.