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Annual Garden Design Lecture

Date of Event: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Annual Garden Design Lecture by Louis Benech, Paris, France.

UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

This lecture a non-ticketed event free to the public. Seating on a first come - first serve basis.  Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Louis Benech is a French gardener and landscaper who gained international recognition with the restoration of the Tuileries Gardens in 1990.

After graduating with a law degree, Louis decided to work as an agricultural worker for Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres in England. He was then employed as a gardener for a private property in Normandy, before finally breaking into garden design in 1985.

He has worked on over 300 public and private parks and gardens across Europe, North and South America, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, including the Elysee Gardens, the Quai d'Orsay, and the main square of the National Archives in Paris.

With each of his projects, Louis aims to achieve a harmony between the new design and its architectural and natural environment. He combines a wish to create long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing gardens with a desire to respect a site's history and eco-system, while also considering its future upkeep.

Louis is a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, established by the French Minister of Culture to recognize significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the promotion of these fields.

Lecture supported by the BC Society of Landscape Architects, Golden Spruce Nurseries, Houston Landscapes, SLS / Light Resource, and Stone Event Imports.

Tara Culham
#450, 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8
(604) 682-5610
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins