Coming up soon

Coming up soon Guided tours of the Dame Sylvia Crowe-designed Cumberland Basin Area Join local landscape architect Wendy Tippett for a guided tour of the landscape associated with the Cumberland Basin Bridges and Ashton Gate Junction road scheme, designed by Dame Sylvia Crowe. Eminent landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe (1901–1997) designed the landscape setting to the Cumberland Basin Bridges and Ashton Gate Junction road scheme for Bristol Corporation in the 1960s. This area is now part of the ‘Western Harbour’ … Read full story

Call for new committee officer roles and members

Elections are to be held at our next AGM on 6 May 2020 at the Watershed in Bristol and all officer positions will be available for people to apply. Nearer the time we will be sending out information to LI members on how to apply and what the positions entail. If you are interested, it may help you gain a better understanding about what is involved as a committee member or officer by attending a few meetings. Our next committee … Read full story

LI South West December Newsletter

Welcome to the December newsletter

Thank you to everyone for attending our Christmas drinks at the Watershed. A special thank you to LISW members, LISW committee and the Architecture Centre in Bristol and others for supporting us this year as part of the #LI90 celebrations!

Coming up

Guided tours of the Dame Sylvia Crowe-designed Cumberland Basin Area

Sunday 26 January and Sunday 16 February 2020 10.30am–12.30pm GMT

Join local landscape architect Wendy Tippett for a guided tour of the landscape associated with the Cumberland Basin Bridges and Ashton Gate Junction road scheme, designed by Dame Sylvia Crowe.

Sylvia Crowe Bird’s Eye View of Northern Section, Landscape Report, Cumberland Basin Bridges & Ashton Gate Junction, April 1964, University of Bristol Library

Eminent landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe (1901–1997) designed the landscape setting to the Cumberland Basin Bridges and Ashton Gate Junction road scheme for Bristol Corporation in the 1960s. This area is now part of the ‘Western Harbour’ area currently being considered for re-development. These expert guided walks will look at Dame Sylvia’s design

objectives. 

Book for https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guided-tour-of-cumberland-basin-area-designed-by-sylvia-crowe-tickets-85625208303?dm_i=10AI,6N80R,PUNXYS,QH2FD,1Sunday 26 February :

Save the date for the LISW AGM 2020

We have booked a date for our AGM: 6 May 2020 at the Watershed in Bristol (the same venue as last year). We are currently putting together ideas on topics and speakers for the conference with sponsorship from Marshalls. There will also be an after party in the Architecture Centre sponsored and held by Vestre.

We have booked a date for our AGM: 6 May 2020 at the Watershed in Bristol (the same venue as last year). We are currently putting together ideas on topics and speakers for the conference with sponsorship from Marshalls. There will also be an after party in the Architecture Centre sponsored and held by Vestre.

Guided tour of Gloucester Service Station/ Drinks in Cheltenham by LISW

Join us for a tour of Gloucester Services, an example of how to integrate a motorway service station into a sensitive landscape. The tour will be led by Jeremy Peachey, Executive Director Pegasus, who provided landscape design services for the project. Tour programme info: 3.30 pm: meet in the seating area to the rear of the Main Facilities building (overlooking the water feature), Gloucester Services SOUTHBOUND; Upton St Leonards, Cheltenham GL4 0WW 3.30 – 3.50 pm: short presentation by Jeremy … Read full story

Fringe Event – 13th European Biennial of Towns and Town Planners 2019

This September Plymouth City Council will be hosting the 13th European Biennial of Towns and Town Planners 2019, themed ‘Planning on the Edge’.  The event aims to explore the fringes of planning practice and especially how it engages with wider society. It will attempt to formulate answers to questions such as: · How does planning engage with current and future generations? What can we do to improve this interaction? · How do we see the profession evolve and make it … Read full story

Future Plans and Tour of Sydney Gardens Thursday 5th September 2019 @ 6-8 pm

Sydney Gardens is a Grade 2 listed late 18C pleasure gardens, beloved of Jane Austen and located adjacent to the Holburne Museum. In recent years it has fallen into disrepair, however funding has been secured for a major restoration led by the project manager Keith Rowe FLI. This is a rare opportunity to have a tour of the gardens before the restoration construction takes place in 2020 with the reopening planned for 2021.The visit will be followed by social drinks … Read full story

LISW Newsletter August 2019

Hello y’all – a quick reminder of some events in September! Late Summer Drinks in Bath: Future Plans and Tour of Sydney Gardens Thursday 5th September 2019 @ 6-8 pm. Sydney Gardens is a Grade 2 listed late 18C pleasure gardens, beloved of Jane Austen and located adjacent to the Holburne Museum. In recent years it has fallen into disrepair, however funding has been secured for a major restoration led by the project manager Keith Rowe FLI. This is a … Read full story

LISW AGM & CPD DAY 2019

LISW AGM & CPD DAY 2019 Future landscapes: planting for people, place and nature Wednesday 3rd April 2019 – The Watershed, Bristol – 9.30am-5pm This year’s LISW CPD Day considers how planting design is to evolve to remain an essential element of landscape architecture in a changing future. The character of planting design will vary according to function and location. However, an overlying decline of pollinators through inappropriate management and use of modern plant varieties, together with a changing climate, … Read full story

LISW February Newsletter

 February 2019 Second newsletter of the year! How is it the end of February already!  We hope you have all had a good and productive start to the year.  The LISW committee have welcomed a number of new members recently and we have all been busy planning the events for the year ahead.   We will introduce our new committee at the AGM and CPD day which is fast approaching,  however If you would like to get involved, have an event you … Read full story