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January 22, 2018

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British greenhouse designs attract overseas buyers -

Monday, January 22, 2018

RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair returns for 2018 -

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Green wall panels transform view in West London -

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

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Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces -

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Johnsons supplies plants to ‘Best Large Park in Britain’ -

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

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APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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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