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April 21, 2018

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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

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Britains Best Back Gardens – or are they?

Award winning garden designer Patricia Fox of Aralia, asks what you think of the new TV series Britians Best Back Gardens? Next Tuesday 20th January Maltese Road (one of Aralia’s award winning gardens) will be featured as selected by Alan Titchmarsh himself.

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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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