The Art and Science of Planning a Garden's Future

Who Sets the Direction?

  • Ed Ikin Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Abstract

Successful long-term plans for gardens require creativity and objectivity and need to include the insight of the horticultural teams caring for them. Garden plans take different forms and there are rival schools of thought about the merits of using external consultants or authoring exclusively in house. This essay makes the case for a ‘third way’, blending the skills of internal and external teams, and shows how the past can inspire the future.

Author Biography

Ed Ikin, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Ed Ikin is Wakehurst Head of Landscape and Horticulture

References

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Published
2018-01-16
How to Cite
Ikin, E. (2018). The Art and Science of Planning a Garden’s Future. Sibbaldia: The Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (15), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2017.232
Section
Articles