SoilsCon, the landscape industry’s ‘go to’ conference for soil-related topics, will be returning once again to the elegant Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Thursday, 26thSeptember.


This year’s event will be the fourth soils conference to be organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare, and it promises landscape architects and specifiers, contractors, garden designers, developers, topsoil manufacturers, local government officers, and wider industry professionals a day of invaluable professional development, discussion and debate, with presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in their respective fields.

This year’s speaker line-up features:

Tim O’Hare, Principal, Tim O’Hare Associates

Tim White, Senior Associate, Tim O’Hare Associates

Simon Leake, Managing Director, SESL Australia

Neville Fay, Founder/Director, Sustainable Soils Alliance

Sarah Morgan, Chair, Society of Garden Designers

Andy Spetch, National TOPSOIL Manager, British Sugar TOPSOIL

James Hewetson-Brown, Managing Director, Wildflower Turf

Subjects will include:

  • Establishing low fertility habitats, referencing low phosphorous soils in Australia
  • Reversing the current crisis in soil health by using soils sustainably
  • Problems with soils on new housing developments and how to avoid them
  • The soils project planning cycle that every landscape and construction professional should follow

This year’s conference will again include a Soil Surgery, held during the day’s networking periods. Members of the Tim O’Hare Associates team will be on hand to help delegates with their specific soil issues.

The final programme and conference details will be issued shortly but to express your interest in attending, please email or call 01491 822653

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