April 18, 2019

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Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

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City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

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Friday, April 12, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road -

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence -

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South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and CHERUB charity collaborate on a unique garden to break down walls of HIV infection for young people
Sussex-based garden designer, Naomi Ferrett-Cohen, is working with the HIV collaboration, CHERUB, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden will challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research.
Naomi has designed the debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with the young people’s HIV charity CHIVA, which has offered advice and inspiration. Using over 1,000 plants, the key species will include Acer Osakazuki, Acer Vitifolium, Acer Palmatum, Drimys winteri and Dicksonia antarctica, supplied by Hortus Loci Ltd, Architectural Plants and other nurseries. Other materials include composite stone for a white ‘pod’ structure, Welsh blue-grey slate and bamboo composite.
Whilst clearly being a conceptual, show garden, Naomi has created a design that could still be recreated within a home garden context. The garden uses specialist planting and design to take visitors on a powerful symbolic journey, helping to promote acceptance and understanding about the condition – breaking down walls.
CHERUB, affiliated with Oxford University, identified RHS Chelsea as a great opportunity to raise public awareness around HIV, a disease which affects 37 million people globally. Whilst HIV is now treatable, it remains a complex condition in childhood and particularly adolescence.
Professor John Frater from CHERUB commented: “This project was inspired after visits to Chelsea and our understanding of the strong connections between gardens, health and well-being. We know Naomi will deliver a garden that not only works as a symbol for breaking down HIV barriers, but also creates a beautiful, motivational space to visit.”
Naomi Ferrett-Cohen added: “With my passion for gardening and my background in the care sector, I jumped at the chance to design this very special garden. I strongly believe in the power of gardens to improve people’s health and mindset, and hope my debut garden at Chelsea will also serve to promote this incredibly important cause.”

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