The Organic Way – Autumn 2013

October 10th 2013

“Without bees our agriculture would be in a sorry state -without horticulturalists we would starve and live in a less beautiful world,” says leading landscape. architect Dominic Cole. With 30 years’ experience, Dominic has worked on many high-profile designs including The Eden Project, Trentham Gardens and Lowther Castle. Here, he shares his views on the future of […]

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Royal Parks Guild Visit to Alexandra Palace, 3rd October 2013

October 3rd 2013

As a member of the Royal Parks Guild and the landscape architect responsible for overseeing the HLF funded works in 2004, I was invited to a brief overview of the HLF works and what was achieved. £3.4 million across c.200 acres, including three new park building, (cafes and a boat store). The aim was to […]

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Open House Weekend 21/22 September 2013

October 1st 2013

The Landscape Institute are now part of the Open House Weekend initiative and asked for volunteers to lead walks around recently completed projects or around favourite places. Sat.21 September – Kings Cross Walk I chose this area as I live locally and have seen the place change dramatically in the last twenty years. It is […]

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Gardener of Eden – Landscape Journal Autumn 2013

September 9th 2013

Gardener of Eden, By Jez Abbott Geoffrey Jellicoe was an enormous influence on Dominic Cole, so it is appropriate that he is to give this year’s Jellicoe Lecture. When Dominic Cole gives the Jellicoe lecture on 8 November it will be in the most appropriate place possible — the Eden Project where he was the […]

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Australian Garden History – July/August/September 2013

August 23rd 2013

At the coalface: garden history heritage conservation and interpretation The Garden History Society, established in Britain in 1966, is currently consolidating fruitful links with kindred organisations, providing a useful model for co-operative partnerships. From where I sit, as Chairman of the Garden History Society and a long-time enthusiast for the conservation of gardens and landscapes, […]

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Hemel Hempstead Water Gardens

August 22nd 2013

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD WATER GARDENS Personal statement from Dominic Cole Landscape Architect, Chairman of the Garden History Society, Chairman of The National Trust Gardens & Parks Advisory Panel. —————————————————————————————– I studied Landscape Architecture at Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Metropolitan University) 1975-1979.  In my final year we organised a student conference for landscape students, but open to […]

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Open House London 2013 (21-22 September)

August 22nd 2013

Dominic Cole will be taking 2 landscape tours at this year’s Open House London (21-22 September). The first will be on Saturday.. a tour of the King’s Cross area meeting at 11.30am outside King’s Cross Station entrance facing St Pancras way – and the second will be on Sunday.. a tour of Bishop’s Park / […]

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Alexandra Palace wins Green Flag Award

August 19th 2013

Alexandra Palace has been awarded a Green Flag 2013-2014. See more information on the Green Flag Website

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Dominic Cole to give this year’s Jellicoe lecture

April 2nd 2013

The Landscape Institute is delighted to announce that Dominic Cole will give this year’s Jellicoe lecture at the Eden Project, for which he was the landscape architect. Cole will deliver the lecture on the evening of Friday 8 November. This will be an exciting opportunity for anybody who has not visited the project, or who […]

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London Evening Standard – The Horniman Museum

May 25th 2012

£2.3m Lottery boost helps restore park to the people GARDENS that were first opened to the public more than a century ago by Victorian tea trader and collector Frederick Horniman will reopen next week after a £13 million redevelopment. The 16-acre park surrounding the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill has been landscaped and refurbished so […]

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Horticulture Week – Solo Landscaper

April 27th 2012

Solo landscaper Dominic Cole, principal, Dominic Cole Landscape Architects A well-known figure in landscape architecture and historic landscapes, Dominic Cole has recently set up on his own after three decades at Land Use Consultants, having worked on landmark schemes such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project, Trentham Gardens and Lowther Castle as […]

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Britains 30 Most Influential Gardeners – The Telegraph January 2012

January 7th 2012

No.13 – Dominic Cole Not a household name among gardeners, Dominic Cole is more of a behind-the-scenes operator, quietly exerting influence during the past decade as chair or both the National Trust’s gardens advisory panel and of the Garden History Society (GHS). Cole is credited as the saviour of the GHS after it got into […]

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Why Memories Matter – The Garden November 2010

November 1st 2010

Why memories matter Remembrance Sunday focuses our attention on those service personnel who have lost their lives in combat. But, asks Dominic Cole, is the concept of a memorial garden still relevant in 21st century Britain? Photography by Neil Hepworth REMEMBERING PEOPLE OR EVENTS through the designation of outside space is a long-held tradition. Whether […]

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