Landscape architect Dominic Cole, the principal designer of the Eden Project, is to give the Landscape Institute’s third Jellicoe Lecture. Returning to the unusual landform he helped transform 12 years ago he will provide a glimpse into the creative process behind the transformation of the former china clay pit into a truly spectacular landscape and visitor attraction.
Dominic Cole has over 30 years-experience in contemporary and historic designed landscapes. He masterplanned Eden in collaboration with project founder Tim Smit, having worked with him on Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan. At that time Cole was a principal at Land Use Consultants, where he spent 29 years working on many historic properties, including Trentham Gardens, Stowe and Alnwick Castle.
Dominic Cole studied landscape architecture at Leeds Polytechnic. His particular interest in historic landscapes and how they are understood and presented has led to him becoming chairman of the Garden History Society and chairman of the National Trust Parks & Gardens advisory panel. He is also a trustee of the plant-health charity Living Medicine. Recent project include an ‘edible motorway service station’ called Gloucester Gateway, Fulham Palace Gardens and a roof garden for the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank
The Jellicoe lecture follows the Landscape Institute AGM.
8 November, 6.30-8.30pm
Eden Project, St Blazey, Cornwall OL9 6AA
FREE, but tickets must be pre-booked at http://jellicoe2013.