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17 – 21 March, 2023

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Early Bird Closing 10 December
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Renowned for presenting cutting edge ideas about landscape design, the biennial Australian Landscape Conference transcends the everyday and focuses on the ideas and concepts behind the scenes that create outstanding landscapes.

In 2023, we focus on enhancing experiences and learning opportunities for the landscape design community and delve into the creativity of the planting specialist and landscape designers.

Many of the ideas presented at the ALC influence future designs and literature which contribute to shaping our landscapes, both private and public, over the coming years.

Australian Landscape Conference 2023:

Beyond the Boundaries

17 March 2023 – Garden Tours

  • Extraordinary Coastal Gardens*  OR
  • Outstanding City Gardens

18–19 March 2023 – Conference

20 March 2023 – Masterclass

  • Extraordinary Planting Schemes*

21 March 2023 – Masterclass (half day)

  • Woody Meadows for Australia

* Only available to conference registrants.

TicketEarly bird tickets close 10 December 2022
Australian Landscape Conference attendees

Registration

TicketEarly Bird $855
28 September – 10 December 2022
TicketStandard $960
11 December – 11 March 2023 (unless sold out)
TicketStudent $540
TicketEarly Career $680

Key Dates

Garden Tours – Offsite

Friday 17 March 2023  (OPTIONAL)

Garden Tour Coastal 1Extraordinary Gardens of Melbourne’s Coast – $290 inc GST

– OR –

Outstanding City Gardens – $250 inc GST

It’s one thing to talk about gardens, but there’s nothing better than experiencing them in person.

Join in the excitement and awe as you see outstanding gardens by leading Victorian landscape designers including Sam Cox, Fiona Brockhoff, Amanda Oliver, Myles Broad and Kate Seddon and the incredible Fytogreen Nursery.

There will be two tours to choose from including a tour of gardens in Melbourne from the tiny to the expansive and the other tour to see coastal gardens around Sorrento and Portsea.

The Outstanding City Gardens Tour is proudly sponsored by City of Melbourne.

City of Melbourne

Conference Days 1 & 2

Saturday 18 March 2023
Clock - white  8.45am – 6.30pm

Sunday 19 March 2023
Clock - white  9.00am – 4.00pm

Conference Hall 2021

Location whiteMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

Please refer to the presenter information below.

Saturday includes Welcome Drinks in the evening.

Further information will be provided on this website as it becomes available. The final program will be issued in January 2023.

Masterclass Days 1 & 2 – Offsite

Monday 20 March 2023  (OPTIONAL)

Extraordinary Planting Schemes – $855 inc GST

This Masterclass provides an incredible opportunity to spend a day with some of the world’s most influential plantspeople including Fergus Garrett,Fergus Garrett a dazzling horticultural impresario from Great Dixter in the UK, Dan Hinkley,Daniel Hinkley a US based legend of the horticultural world and Midori Shintani,Midori Shintani an extraordinarily skilled horticulturist from the Tokachi Millennium Forest in Japan.

Simon RickardThe effervescent Simon Rickard will be the Master of Ceremonies. The practical workshop will be held at Antique Perennials Nursery.

Inclusions: Travel from MCEC to workshop and return, morning/afternoon tea and lunch.

The Planting Design Masterclass is proudly sponsored by Antique Perennials.

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Tuesday 21 March 2023  (OPTIONAL – HALF DAY)

Woody Meadows for Australia – $260 inc GST

With Assoc Prof. John Rayner and Dr Claire Farrel.

Naturalistic and Indigenous planting schemes are becoming increasingly sought after as a response to our environmental and climatic conditions. In this half day workshop, participants will visit woody meadow sites within Melbourne, created by John, Claire and their team before heading to the classroom at Burnley to learn about how it’s all done.

Inclusions: Travel from MCEC to demonstration sites and return, morning tea and lunch.

Venue Details

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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World Leading Presenters

Masterclass Speakers

Masterclass Speakers 2023

Planting Schemes Masterclass

Monday 20 March 2023 – Full Day – $855 inc GST

This Masterclass provides an incredible opportunity to spend a day with some of the world’s most influential plantspeople including Fergus Garrett, a dazzling horticultural impresario from Great Dixter in the UK, Dan Hinkley, a US based legend of the horticultural world and Midori Shintani, an extraordinarily skilled horticulturist from the Tokachi Millennium Forest in Japan.

The effervescent Simon Rickard will be the Master of Ceremonies. The practical workshop will be held at Antique Perennials Nursery.

Woody Meadows Masterclass

Tuesday 21 March 2023 – Half Day – $260 inc GST

With Assoc Prof. John Rayner and Dr Claire Farrel.

Naturalistic and Indigenous planting schemes are becoming increasingly sought after as a response to our environmental and climatic conditions. In this half day workshop, participants will visit woody meadow sites within Melbourne, created by John, Claire and their team before heading to the classroom at Burnley to learn about how it’s all done.

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Future Designers – Help Them Be At The Event

Student and early career professionals grant.

Give a person new to the industry a head start. Sow a seed and invest in the next generations of professionals. Your sponsorship will be allocated to eligible full time students and early career professionals in landscape architecture, architecture, garden design, horticulture or an associated industry.

Sponsorship

Make your business a part of the landscape community and encourage emerging talent by sponsoring an event or a young entrant to the industry.

Outlandish Sponsorship
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Volunteers

We would like to thank all of you who have kindly volunteered to help with the Australian Landscape Conference 2023.

We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of those wishing to play an important part in this wonderful event. Thank you!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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