Gunnebo House

We are pleased to invite you to two more webinars with our partners in the project “Craft Skills in Garden Conservation”.

On 10 January 2023, experts will address the multifaceted issues of the impact of climate change on trees in historic parks and gardens and highlight current opportunities for action. The speakers are: Philipp Sattler (Initiativbündnis Historische Gärten im Klimawandel), Prof. Dr. Norbert Kühn (TU Berlin, Vegetation Technology and Plant Use), Dr. Henrik Sjöman (Swedish University of Agricultural Science and Curator at Gothenburg Botanical Garden), Jens Spanjer (Stiftung Schloss Dyck), Dr. Meike Kirscht (Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg), Kerstin Abicht (Baumschule Lorenz von Ehren) and Simon Toomer (Curator for Living Collections in Kew Gardens). You can find the programme here.

On 7 February 2023, the function and aesthetics of hedges and topiary in historic gardens will be presented, as well as their design, maintenance and reconstruction. In summary, the webinar will look at hedges and topiary from the perspective of cultural heritage, sustainability and biodiversity, and the impact of climate change. The speakers are: Dr Jan Woudstra (University of Sheffield), Dr Joakim Seiler (Gunnebo House and University of Gothenburg), David Swanton (Powis Castle), Chris Poole (European Boxwood and Topiary Society), Willem Zieleman (Het Loo Palace), Jenny Bowden (Horticultural Advisor) and Lenka Cooke (Royal Horticultural Society), Nigel Adams and Dr Tijana Blanusa (Royal Horticultural Society).

Participation in both webinars is free of charge. Registration for these Zoom events is required. For more information and registration links, please visit

You can also register directly here for “Trees” and/or “Hedges and Topiary“.

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.