June 25, 2017

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New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scape designs landscape for exclusive London housing

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Scape Design Associates has completed the landscape for a new residential development abutting London’s Primrose Hill and overlooking Regent’s Park.

A mix of public courtyards and more secluded private spaces forms the external areas of the development, conforming to what Scape calls a ‘naturalistic’ and ‘gardenesque’ planting scheme. In keeping with the Regency buildings of the area, and the corresponding proportions of architect Squire and Partners’ building design, the landscape follows the formal and classical structure that radiates from an axial focus, a common feature in Regency and Late Georgian gardens.

Peaceful, linear courtyards are formed in the sheltered spaces between the buildings, with water features, decorative stone walls, and silver birch groves at either end. To prevent overlooking from other apartments, ground-floor apartments are screened by multi-stemmed trees.

For the entrance facade, exotic planting such as African lilies, Japanese anemones, Siberian bugloss, red hot pokers and potted Japanese maple trees use colour, shape and fragrance for immediate impact.

Where the periphery of the site slopes towards Regent’s Park, native ground cover, evergreen perennials and annuals increase biodiversity, providing food and shelter for insects and small animals. Robust shrubs and hedges give the site a green edge and create a foraging corridor for birds and bats; native trees have also been incorporated.

The scheme is built to Target Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and includes green roofs planted with acid grassland, providing habitat for native birds and insects and integrating the biosphere of the site with that of the nearby parks. 17% of electricity is generated by renewable sources such as rooftop photovoltaic cells and a ground-source heat pump. A rainwater harvesting system collects water to irrigate the gardens.

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