December 13, 2017

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This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge -

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower® -

Friday, November 24, 2017

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Horticulturists and herbalists join hands -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Competition for architects and urban designers as city embarks on carbon neutral development journey -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cape Town is the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greenspace Takes Over London with WATG’s ‘Green Block’ Proposal -

Friday, November 10, 2017

It’s time we accelerate closer collaboration between private sector and beneficiaries to enable successful land reform -

Friday, November 10, 2017

An indoor garden concept -

Friday, November 10, 2017

  • This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain

    The Habitat House. WhatHouse? Habitat House in the Cotswolds has been named the Best House in the UK by the 36th WhatHouse? Awards. The five-bedroom home — which is one of 10 — is made from natural local materials and has floor-to-ceiling windows. Each of its bedrooms boats a balcony with sweeping views of the lake and countryside. A five-bedroom lakeside home in the Cotswolds, complete with a sloping green wildflower roof, has been named the Best House in the UK. The 36th WhatHouse? Awards, which celebrate new homes, developments, and builders in Britain across 20 categories, named Habitat House — which…

  • UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture

    Wednesday 6 December 2017 saw approximately 50 landscape architectural students and professionals gather for the MLA exhibit and presentation by Jo Gibbons of J&L Gibbons. Johanna first spoke about her approach to landscape: 1. Trees as part of landscape resilience, especially for mitigating climate change. Johanna belongs to a Trees and Design-Action pressure group that focuses on prioritising trees in urban cities. 2. Valuing soils: Britain is losing 1-3cm of topsoil per annum. The Sustainable Soils Alliance advocated, for the first time, a debate on soils in parliament. 3. Linking communities through ecological networks. Johanna presented 3 projects including Canal Park and Making…

  • Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018

      Yesterday the RHS granted a peek at the programme for the Chelsea Flower Show 2018, which runs May 22-26. A few big announcements are being held back until January 2018, but the tally of 10 show gardens and 16 smaller gardens suggests that the business of garden-making is in reasonable shape. Although (for show-goers with long memories) it still seems a far cry from the heady days when Chelsea could field 22 show gardens and half a dozen top designers. The RHS have made three smart moves for 2018: first, a new evening opening on Friday 25 May (8-10pm) which…

  • Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today!

    In December, the R1-billion first phase of the government-backed Florida Heights integrated housing development will break ground on the outskirts of Despatch. The scheme – one of the “catalytic projects” identified by the national Department of Human Settlements throughout South Africa – is the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape. According to the developer behind the project, Sakhisizwe, more than 10 000 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the 5-year roll-out of the housing scheme on a hill overlooking Despatch, along the R367 across the Swartkops River. Attracting low to middle income residents, phase one will…

  • Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today!

    In December, the R1-billion first phase of the government-backed Florida Heights integrated housing development will break ground on the outskirts of Despatch. The scheme – one of the “catalytic projects” identified by the national Department of Human Settlements throughout South Africa – is the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape. According to the developer behind the project, Sakhisizwe, more than 10 000 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the 5-year roll-out of the housing scheme on a hill overlooking Despatch, along the R367 across the Swartkops River. Attracting low to middle income residents, phase one will…

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This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain

Dec 8, 2017

The Habitat House. WhatHouse? Habitat House in the Cotswolds has been named the Best House in the UK by the 36th WhatHouse? Awards. The five-bedroom home — which is one of 10 — is made from natural local materials and has floor-to-ceiling windows. Each of its bedrooms boats a balcony with sweeping views of the lake and countryside. A five-bedroom lakeside home in the Cotswolds, complete with a sloping green wildflower roof, has been named the Best House in the UK. The 36th WhatHouse? Awards, which celebrate new homes, developments, and builders in Britain across 20 categories, named Habitat House — which…

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture

Dec 8, 2017

Wednesday 6 December 2017 saw approximately 50 landscape architectural students and professionals gather for the MLA exhibit and presentation by Jo Gibbons of J&L Gibbons. Johanna first spoke about her approach to landscape: 1. Trees as part of landscape resilience, especially for mitigating climate change. Johanna belongs to a Trees and Design-Action pressure group that focuses on prioritising trees in urban cities. 2. Valuing soils: Britain is losing 1-3cm of topsoil per annum. The Sustainable Soils Alliance advocated, for the first time, a debate on soils in parliament. 3. Linking communities through ecological networks. Johanna presented 3 projects including Canal Park and Making…

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Dec 6, 2017

  Yesterday the RHS granted a peek at the programme for the Chelsea Flower Show 2018, which runs May 22-26. A few big announcements are being held back until January 2018, but the tally of 10 show gardens and 16 smaller gardens suggests that the business of garden-making is in reasonable shape. Although (for show-goers with long memories) it still seems a far cry from the heady days when Chelsea could field 22 show gardens and half a dozen top designers. The RHS have made three smart moves for 2018: first, a new evening opening on Friday 25 May (8-10pm) which…

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today!

Dec 1, 2017

In December, the R1-billion first phase of the government-backed Florida Heights integrated housing development will break ground on the outskirts of Despatch. The scheme – one of the “catalytic projects” identified by the national Department of Human Settlements throughout South Africa – is the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape. According to the developer behind the project, Sakhisizwe, more than 10 000 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the 5-year roll-out of the housing scheme on a hill overlooking Despatch, along the R367 across the Swartkops River. Attracting low to middle income residents, phase one will…

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today!

Dec 1, 2017

In December, the R1-billion first phase of the government-backed Florida Heights integrated housing development will break ground on the outskirts of Despatch. The scheme – one of the “catalytic projects” identified by the national Department of Human Settlements throughout South Africa – is the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape. According to the developer behind the project, Sakhisizwe, more than 10 000 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the 5-year roll-out of the housing scheme on a hill overlooking Despatch, along the R367 across the Swartkops River. Attracting low to middle income residents, phase one will…

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dec 1, 2017

  Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Type: Full-time Application Deadline: January 8, 2018 Attachments Urban forest management position FINAL.pdf The Department of Forest Resources Management at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor within the field of urban forest management. Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php For more on this position please click here The Department of Forest Resources Management at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position…

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards

Dec 1, 2017

Outpaced only by trophy winner Mintek, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo was lauded with the Highly Commended Award in the Top Performing Public Service category, at the 15th annual National Business Awards on 16 September. JCPZ’s’s achievement at the renowned “Oscars of South African business” resulted from the unanimous verdict of the awards’ Judges, a collective of industry heavyweights. There to hear the accolade announced were a host of business & government leaders, VIPs and media representatives. Also watching, via live social media updates, were thousands of South Africans whose engagement kept the awards trending for several hours. Recent achievements…

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge

Dec 1, 2017

The City of Cape Town is participating in the C40 Reinventing Cities Programme, a worldwide competition that aims to transform underutilised urban sites into beacons of zero carbon emissions and resilient development. As a signatory to C40 the city has committed to developing and implementing policies and programmes that generate reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. To this end the city says it is embarking on a process to make five city owned-sites available to innovative designers and implementers for carbon neutral development proposals. A two-stage process The proposals will form part of a two-stage process where…

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline

Nov 30, 2017

XFS-CV Dripline With Pure Copper Root Protection and Industry-Leading Check Valves The all-in-one design of Rain Bird® XFS-CV dripline gives you protection that’s unmatched in the industry. With built-in check valves and pure copper chips in every emitter to protect against root intrusion, it can take on any on-surface, sub-surface, sloped or level-grade application. Pure Copper Root Protection With a pure copper chip inside every emitter, XFS-CV dripline offers the industry’s most effective root protection. The copper color on the outside means there’s a copper chip inside that protects dripline from root intrusion. Industry-Leading Check Valves Patent-pending 4.3 psi check…

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals

Nov 24, 2017

GET IT ALL IN ONE Black Friday Special on Kamado Jan LESS 20% on all units including selected accessories The secret of the Kamado is the ceramic dome. The ceramic shell acts as an insulator to keep the natural oils and moisture in food for incredible juiciness and tenderness. You also get true wood fired flavour because our grills use 100% natural sustainable lump charcoal as a heat source. The Kamado JAN grills allow you to bake, roast, sear, grill, smoke and even bake pizza with a simple adjustment of the air flow. The bottom line is that you can…