This week I attended a forum at Kew organised by BALI.
It involved garden designers, landscapers and plant suppliers.
The topic for discussion was “how can we work together“.
In recent years a difficult economic climate has hindered the relationship between the different partners.
It was therefore a good idea to bring people together.
The areas of design , supply of materials and production in garden design have become blurred.
Perhaps it is time to return to a new model in which the different functions become separate again.
We could then recognise the individual expertise of each person .
This could lead to the” Professional Model” becoming more apparent.
The garden designer, for example , would feel better placed to develop his or her own worth.
I have done exactly this during the last year.
As a result I feel more relaxed in doing design.
I feel that I am doing what I like best.
In summing up one speaker said that we could all work at bringing about a rise in standard of the industry as a whole.
This would be a very worthwhile aim for the years to come.