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January 18, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

The International Garden Festival announces designers for 2015

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 16th edition of the Festival presented at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens from June 26 to September 27, 2015. The competition attracted 309 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 700 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 34 countries. “Buzz” is the operative word guiding the 2015 Festival with new creations by designers from Canada, France and Israel. The installations selected by the jury have a special energy and connection to the natural world. The temporary gardens have a degree of…

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Gillespies team wins international Moscow River competition

A team led by Project Meganom of Moscow and UK-based Gillespies has won an international competition for ‘the future redesign of the river through the city of Moscow’. In announcing the competition earlier this year, Moscow City Government stressed the importance of creating a ‘holistic concept for the development of the river and the river banks’. This, it says, was to enable the area’s transformation ‘from a barrier to a water system and waterfront of international quality’. As well as Gillespies and Project Meganom, the competition-winning team includes: Strategy Partners, from Russia; Italian company Systematica; UK-based JTP/John Thompson & Partners; and…

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LDA Design helps rejuvenate popular Moscow park

The ‘reinvigoration’ of Moscow’s popular Sadovniki Park is now complete, after four months of complex upgrades and construction work. LDA Design, was landscape architect for the project together with Russian practice Alphabet City. Together they have created ‘a beautiful modern park in a landscape of gardens, lounging lawns, play meadows and trees‘. A new pavilion overlooks garden terraces that lead to a fountain plaza, ice rink, play area and sports pitches. According to LDA Design, ‘a triangular striated geometry provides a distinctive design language that is interpreted in the overall layout, topographic interventions and design detail’. Works completed include new and…

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UK landscape architects to help redesign Russian city’s waterfront

A team led by Project Meganom of Moscow and UK-based Gillespies has won an international competition for ‘the future redesign of the river through the city of Moscow’. In announcing the competition earlier this year, Moscow City Government stressed the importance of creating a ‘holistic concept for the development of the river and the river banks’. This, it says, was to enable the area’s transformation ‘from a barrier to a water system and waterfront of international quality’. As well as Gillespies and Project Meganom, the competition-winning team includes: Strategy Partners, from Russia; Italian company Systematica; UK-based JTP/John Thompson & Partners; and…

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Latest design for Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Trees sprout out of the rainbow-coloured cubes that make up the facade of this bank in northern Tokyo – the fourth building that architect Emmanuelle Moureaux has designed for Sugamo Shinkin. Emmanuelle Moureaux, a French designer based in Tokyo, applied her signature colour spectrum to the facade of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Nakaaoki, but also developed a pixellated composition of walls, windows and planting boxes. Her concept was to create a rhythmic facade that resonates with the busy nature of the site, located beside a traffic interchange where cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians are regularly passing by. The result is a grid of projecting and recessed cubes…

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Bradford’s City Park to feature at London exhibition showcasing urban landscape projects

BRADFORD’S City Park is to feature alongside the Olympic Park in a major new London exhibition showcasing urban-landscape projects. Rethinking The Urban Landscape, which is curated by The Building Centre and the Landscape Institute, aims to exemplify how landscape architecture can offer sustainable solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society. It features 45 leading contemporary-landscape projects from the UK and abroad, and highlights the importance of investing in green infrastructure if cities are to become more liveable, healthy and safe. Some of the country’s most powerful contemporary-landscape projects, such as King’s Cross and the Olympic Park, will be…

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary: Using Plants as Texture

Previously we have looked at what texture is in garden design, it is often referred to as the surface quality of the plant and can range from delicate to coarse. It is a character element that can be used by itself or with other elements to create a feeling of unity. Textures appeal to multiple sensory experiences at once. You can often tell what something is going to feel like just by looking at it, but there may be more surprises in store as you explore. Think of Stachys byzantine, also known as ‘lambs ears’, the leaves have that soft…

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WLA 18 call for submissions is open

Start 2015 off by submitting your project for publication in WLA Magazine. An unthemed edition calling for conceptual and built landscape architecture projects from across the world of varying scales and typologies. For more detail on submitting your project…. How to submit your project? 1. Select your 5 to 10 best images with a minimum 1200 pixels wide at 150dpi in jpg format. 2. Write 300-1000 words English original descriptive text about the project in word format or emails (no pdfs allowed). 3. List the project name, location, design firm, consultants(architects, artists, engineers, constractors, etc) and the credits for images and…

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Garden Bridge: why we should be brave

It takes guts to build something extraordinary – have we lost the courage to dream? Asks Mary Keen London seethes with innovation. Famous for writers and painters who break new ground, for fashion, music and design, this is the city where everyone wants to live. Enthusiasm for the new is, of course, always retrospective. Most people only applaud something once they have got used to an idea. Thousands went online to predict disaster before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but the execution of Danny Boyle’s aim: “to reveal how peculiar and contrary we are – and how there’s also,…

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Thames garden bridge plan gets green light from London mayor

A garden bridge over the Thames has been approved by the mayor of London but doubts remain over who will meet its substantial annual running costs. The bridge has attracted criticism for the £60m of public money it will cost to build, despite initially being privately financed. It will have estimated running costs of £3.5m a year, which Westminster council has asked Transport for London (TfL) to act as guarantor for as a condition of granting it planning permission. The London mayor, Boris Johnson, has insisted TfL will not do so but nevertheless expressed confidence on Friday that construction could…

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