Speakers 2024




Tom Stuart-Smith + Nick Pusterla

The prestigious English landscaper, one of the most outstanding figures in current gardening, will come to DeltaLand to talk about naturalistic garden design in southern Europe. Heir to the long British gardening tradition, in his projects the simplicity of the formal structure contrasts with the complexity of the plantings, carefully chosen to sustain the interest of the garden throughout the year. Author of landmark projects in the United Kingdom—Broughton Grange, RHS Wisley, RHS Bridgewater, The Jubilee Garden of Windsor Castle, The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, to which his Plant Library has been added since 2020, where you can observe, study and compare more than 1,200 varieties of plants—has also created gardens in other climates and contexts, including Ribera del Duero, Mallorca and Ibiza. He will give his lecture along with Nick Pusterla, a member of his team.

SPEAKER Terremoto Landscape

Story Wiggins

Terremoto is a leader in landscaping in California, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it will be an honor to have them here. Story, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a landscape architect with experience in historic preservation and land stewardship, a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Berkeley, and a degree in Historic Preservation from the College of Charleston. She has presented her projects at universities such as Berkeley, Auburn and Harvard. Her presentation will deal with the management of projects in her region, a reflection of what the Mediterranean will possibly be in not too many years.

SPEAKER Estudio Mix

Maria Barceló + Xoán Pérez

Before creating Estudio Mix in 2019, María and Xoán had been working on joint projects in Spain and the United Kingdom for many years, where they met while studying the Master in Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich. From its headquarters in London and Madrid, the studio currently carries out commissions at all scales for clients around the world, both in planting consultancy for public parks and in the restoration of historic gardens, private urban and rural projects, commercial , and social and environmental non-profit. Their presentation will focus on how they choose species for their public interventions in the Peninsula and the United Kingdom.



SPEAKER Pepinières Daniel Soupe

Daniel Soupe

Observing the behavior of trees in nature since his childhood led Daniel to create his own nursery almost 50 years ago. Currently he is one of the most important specialists in multi-trunk trees (cepées) in Europe. He will tell us about the use of this type of trees and his experience in projects in Mediterranean areas, especially in the south of France.

SPEAKER Moraime Jardinería y Paisaje

Jesús Moraime

30 years ago, his fascination with plants and living beings, together with his passion for art, led Jesus to the world of gardens. He trained at the Castillo de Batres School in Madrid and has approached landscaping in the most diverse aspects: as a designer of urban and countryside gardens, restorer and conservator of historic gardens, teacher of garden history and creator of gardening trips around everyone. In DeltaLand he will tell about his experience in introducing old rose bushes and New English Roses, of which he is a great connoisseur and collector, in naturalistic plantations.



SPEAKER Son Muda Gardens

Hans Achilles

Hans is a German landscape designer who has lived in Mallorca for more than 20 years and currently works as project director at Son Muda Gardens. Graduated as a gardener-landscaper at the University of Troisdorf and graduated in Landscape Architecture at the University of Dresden, collaborator in the creation of the Botanical Garden of the University of Talca (Chile) and with experience in projects in various countries, he will explain his concept of design of Mediterranean gardens, from planning and design to execution and maintenance, with very clear criteria.

SPEAKER Miragoli Estudio de Paisajismo

Valerio Miragoli

The Spanish-Italian landscaper focuses his work on dry gardens or those with low water requirements, especially on the island of Ibiza. His presentation will focus precisely on the different aspects related to water management in this type of gardens. With training as a Verte Environmentale expert at the Fondazione Minoprio, in Como, and a master’s degree in Landscaping from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he has participated as a speaker in various seminars, workshops and conferences. Between 2002 and 2005 he was responsible for projects at Fernando Caruncho’s landscaping studio, from which he left to found his own.

SPEAKER Agènce Laure Planchais

Laure Planchais

30 years ago, this prominent French landscape designer trained at the National Landscape School of Versailles and urban planner founded an agency in Paris that has focused her activity on the role of nature in cities and how to reintroduce it in a sustainable way. She works in a wide range of settings and scales: urban parks, new districts, redevelopment, natural spaces, heritage and tourist sites… with special attention to everyday uses. Since 2000, Laure Planchais has been Landscape Architect of the Council of State, and in 2012 she received the Grand National Landscape Prize for the design and execution of the Grand Pré park in Langueux, Brittany. In her conference she will address the introduction of plantations in public space projects, their management and maintenance, as well as their evolution over the years.



Consultora mediambiental

Olga Poblet

Biologist by training, with a specialty in Organisms and Systems from the University of Girona, and a master’s degree in Nature Conservation and Management of Biotic Natural Resources from the International University Study Center-IUSC, in Barcelona, and the University of Barcelona, she is a specialist in management of projects with LEED or BREEAM energy certification. Her talk will focus on defining criteria and clarifying concepts about the use of vegetation in buildings.

Responsable de jardineria i restauració mediambiental de Talio

Jaume Pascual

Trained at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as a technical agricultural engineer and with a postgraduate degree in Green Spaces, he has been responsible for gardening and environmental restoration at Talio, a gardening and environmental solutions company inspired by nature, for 23 years. He will explain bioengineering construction systems applicable to gardening projects as a way of integration into nature.

Director del Parc Natural Delta de l’Ebre

Francesc Vidal

Director of the Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre and a biologist by training, Francesc will present a public project that has been in operation for more than ten years: the creation of artificial wetlands that naturally treat the water derived from the rice fields before being discharged into the bays.