Laura Birkin

Inspire Design

Water management in Horticultural Show Gardens; what can we learn?

About Laura Birkin

Civil Engineer and Flood Risk Consultant with a focus on Water Management, Horticulture and Green Spaces.
Laura is a Civil Engineer with over 14 years’ experience, and a specialism in infrastructure design and flood risk management with a more recent shift of focus into water management through landscape and horticulture. Laura has a vast knowledge of SuDS design and relevant standards, application of the Flood and Water Management Act 2011 and National Planning Policy Framework. AutoCAD, Microdrainage (XP) and PDS user, with experience in the application of 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling

A civil engineering review of the water management techniques used in horticultural and architectural show gardens in 2017, including RHS Chelsea Flower show and the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower show, which featured the 2017 RHS garden for a changing climate.

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