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April 25, 2018

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Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sensory tours of the famous rose garden -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio

From 1 December 2017, award-winning landscape practice Morphis have complemented their Hong Kong and Shanghai operations with a new UK design studio. Based in Hampshire, the studio will give the practice a foothold close to collaborators in London in order to work on key projects in the UK and Middle East.

Mark Blackwell, partner and creative director at Morphis, is excited to bring to the UK some of the more innovative urban design approaches the practice has explored. “The rate of urban growth in many Asian cities calls for more integrated approaches and mixed-use developments,” he explained. “Through a combination of landscape strategies and experiential design, we have implemented solutions that are sustainable and socially responsive, incorporating flood level management, water re-use, urban heat island reduction, hydroponics, virtual reality and interactive technology.

“Adapting some of these initiatives to the evolving needs of the UK’s urban regeneration agenda will further connect people with natural systems. We are currently collaborating with a number of London-based architects and engineers to create integrated, sustainable developments of varying scale. The UK’s considerable pool of landscape talent will allow us to augment our cosmopolitan team of creative thinkers, innovators and designers, exploring the intersection of city, society and nature around the world.”

A Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI), Mark has long supported the Institute. An examiner on the LI’s Pathway to Chartership prior to working in Hong Kong, he has continued to volunteer as a supervisor on the programme and champion the values and benefits of the LI to the international landscape community.

“Half of the world’s population live within five hours of Hong Kong,’ he said. ‘Many live in countries with no professional body for landscape practitioners. China, for instance, is home to over 5,000 landscape and placemaking professionals with no local institute. There is substantial scope for the LI to establish a presence and provide these designers, planners and managers with a professional home.”

Morphis established in Hong Kong in 2014, and expanded to Shanghai in 2015. The new UK studio will see between five and ten landscape professionals recruited over 6-12 months to work on a growing portfolio of cultural, educational, hospitality, mixed-use and open-space developments, in the UK and abroad.

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