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CPD

About CPDs

Landscape Architects need to be confident in their ideas, the materials that they choose and the designs they create in order to deliver successful results in reality. Wildflower spaces are becoming more popular over time but, as with any other living growing environment, they are not easy to create from scratch without knowledge and experience.

As pioneers within wildflower landscapes, Wildflower Turf have packaged up their decade of expertise into CPD (Continued Professional Development) training. Our free presentations aim to improve the knowledge of Landscape Architects when it comes to designing and specifying wildflower environments within their plans. Attendance to our presentations can be put towards required CPD hours and earn you a personalised certificate

Outline CPD content

Overall we cover most of the core topics that underpin choosing wildflowers for a particular site or design, the site conditions, layout, supply, installation and maintenance. Where appropriate, we can tailor our CPD presentations to individual Landscape Architect practices, taking into account any live projects they might be drawing up specifications for.

Typical topics covered:

  • Introduction of Wildflower Turf Ltd including our exemplar projects – Olympics etc.
  • Products and specification codes - Turf, Species Rich, Bespoke, Roof, Wildflower Earth, Bulbs
  • Site specific requirements
  • Best practice installation techniques
  • Sustainable maintenance requirements
  • Advantages of our products over direct seeding
  • Long term cost savings i.e. preparation, installation, maintenance
  • Understanding and managing contractor relationships
  • Design opportunities
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Pollution mitigation (work in progress)
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Meet the Trainer

Helen Gillespie-Brown is an expert in sustainable landscapes.Helen Gillespie-Brown Working for Wildflower Turf Ltd, the pioneer of the UK’s first, soil-less growing system for wildflowers, Helen has a practical and pragmatic approach to her wild flower thinking.

Helen is an experienced trainer, regularly providing CPD sessions for landscape professionals. Her talks ignite excitement with the possibilities of using wildflowers as an instant solution to low maintenance, low cost, biodiverse landscapes. From community parks to highway verges, private gardens to filmsets, she has advised clients on a long list of impressive wild flower spaces giving her a unique insight into the realistic requirements for successful results.

Committed to the landscaping fraternity she has furthered her knowledge with a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Environmental Management and an RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles of Horticulture.

Typical CPD sessions

In order to make the CPD session worthwhile and engaging for all, we do require a minimum of approximately 10 attendees. The sessions are usually about 1 hour in length and can be done in lunch hours or at a suitable time for the group. We can host sessions here on our farm or at the Landscape Architect practice offices face to face or as remote webinars.

If interested, please call us on 01256 771222 or email helen@wildflowerturf.co.uk with your needs.