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Horticultural ecologist to give College of Environment and Design lecture

James Hitchmough, a horticultural ecologist from the United Kingdom, will visit UGA to discuss ecologically based planting design.

Open to the public, the talk is part of the College of Environment and Design’s fall lecture series. Hitchmough’s lecture, “The Ecology, ­Design and Management of Sustainable Meadow and Prairie Plantings,” will be held Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building.

Hitchmough is a professor of horticultural ecology and head of the landscape department at the University of Sheffield, the largest landscape architecture unit in the United Kingdom. His groundbreaking work combines perennials and grasses to create ecologically diverse and visually stunning planting designs. He is perhaps best known for his landscape design of the 2012 London Olympics.

Hitchmough’s current projects include the Oxford Botanic Garden and the new Drakensberg Meadow at RHS Wisley, the Big Sky Meadow Project at RHS Hyde Hall and projects in Copenhagen, San Sebastian and western China.