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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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First public natural pool will be an art project

Construction has started on the UK’s first public natural swimming pond, as part of an art project within London’s King’s Cross Development.  The natural, chemical-free pool has been designed and is being built by natural pool designer Biotop and its UK partner, Kingcombe Aquacare. B|D Landscape Architects is the landscape architect for the project. Working in conjunction with the King’s Cross Development Partnership and contractor Carillion, the Kingcombe Aquacare team has begun the first stages of ground works for the complex construction of the 411 m2 pool. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year, when the…

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Landscape Institute Employment & Salary Survey shows prospects are good for profession

The Employment and Salary Survey 2014 results, released last week show signs of an expansion and strong employment levels within the private sector of the landscape industry. The 869 responses gathered between 21 July and 1 September paint a positive picture of the industry. Employment levels in full-time, permanent roles are high, unemployment is at a three-year low and private-sector employees are indicating growth in the size of their teams, departments or practices.The survey results are compared with the results of 2012 and 2013 to provide wider trends within the landscape industry.The report is essential for informing the Landscape Institute…

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Grant Associates unveils landscape designs for Capitol Singapore

Grant Associates, the international landscape architecture practice, has unveiled details of its new landscape and public realm design for Capitol Singapore, a prestigious S$1.1 billion mixed-use redevelopment of a key heritage site in the city’s downtown civic district. Capitol Singapore comprises three conservation buildings (Capitol Building, Stamford House and Capitol Theatre) which are seamlessly blended with a new build, the city’s first integrated luxury development comprising four components – Eden Residences (ultra-luxurious residences), The Patina (ultra luxury hotel), Capitol Piazza (upmarket retail mall with flagship stores), and the Capitol Theatre. It also includes the restored public realm, a new civic…

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