A six-time winner of Royal Horticultural Society – „Best Show Garden”, a five-time winner of the “Audience Award” at the RHS shows. He is also a thirteen-time RHS gold medal winner. Chris is also known for his long TV career started in 1997 at BBC2’s when working on such TV programmes as „Gardener`s World”, „Hidden Gardens” and very famous „The Flying Gardener”. He started his career 18 years ago and since then he has designed several private gardens stretching from Great Britain to New Zealand. He is also an author of many books, for example, “ 100 Plants that Almost Changed the World”, which won the Independent Publishers award in the USA. He is also an author of many articles in prestigious garden and lifestyle magazines.
Recognised as “a leading modern designer” and “the best countryside garden designer” and “the best countryside garden designer”. The Society of Garden Designers announced her as a Designer of the Future in 2014. Jo Thompson is an owner of the „Best of Show” – the most prestigious award, which she won for designing a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2010. She is also a four-time gold and five-time silver medal winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In 2017 she won “Audience award” during the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show competition. She is a member of the RHS Gardens Committee and the Garden Advisor for RHS Rosemoor as well as a member of the RHS Show Gardens Selection Panel.
Taina Suonio is a silver medal prize winner at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019 for her „Roots in Finland – Kyrö Garden”.
For over fourteen years she has been cooperating with leading British garden designers, for example, with Carol Klein, Andy Sturgeon, Thomas Hoblyn, Paul Stone, Nigel Dunnett, Catherine MacDonald, Mark Gregory, where she was responsible for planting in competition gardens prepared for international exhibitions at the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show. She is mostly occupied with all roof gardens and green areas in the city. However, she is also very busy with her own project „Roslings Manor Gardens”. Taina worked with professor Nigel Dunnett on creating “Magical and Dreamy” garden.
Hexian Jin is a managing director of the Publishing company as well as a vice Editor in Chief of the „Chinese Landscape Architecture” magazine and a professor at Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, School of Landscape and Architecture.
She is an owner of many scientific works and articles making landscape architecture and gardening more popular. She is very much involved in research of healing gardens, history, and theory of landscape architecture. She is also interested in temple gardens. She cooperates with several scientific institutions involved in modern environmental issues, for example, with the Shanghai Academy of Landscape Architecture and Planning. Hexian Jin will present the most up-to-date solutions and concepts of Chinese landscape architecture at the ARENA KRAJOBRAZU project in Poznań.
Portfolio Review for the Landscape Architects
Garden designers and Landscape Architects can join the Live Portfolio Review of the shortlisted works.
If you would like to participate in the Review or you would like to have your portfolio reviewed, submit your portfolio using the form below.
Special guests presentations
During the two-day LANDSCAPE ARENA event you will be able to join three presentations prepared by renowned designers from Great Britain, Finland, and China.
Trimming and maintaining trees and shrubs show
This is a one-time cycle of shows about trimming, forming and maintaining trees and decorative shrubs. The presenters will work on mature trees and shrubs and they will show how to professionally form and maintain them.