September 26, 2018

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Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cellfast Water Timers -

Monday, September 3, 2018

Garden club hears from award-winning local -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Beyond Compost- Reliance Reconnects Design & Soil -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Growing a business and flourishing in farming -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Cape Green Forum hosts its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day 22 August 2018 -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Corobrik’s striking new paving selection -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018 -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Leon Kluge proves he is the best of the best at Singapore’s Garden Festival -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender! -

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex -

Monday, August 6, 2018

The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise -

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers -

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India -

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network! -

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks -

Friday, June 22, 2018

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How Architecture and Landscaping Can Address Sustainability Goals

Four ways one 40-acre green campus in a Chicago suburb is turning heads for its benefits to people, planet and profit. By Dan Probst and Dennis Kerrigan What happens when a 125-year-old global insurer decides to construct its new corporate headquarters to benefit people and planet alike? In the case of Zurich North America and the campus’ developer and design builder, Clayco, it goes full tilt ahead in both directions — from native plant landscaping that’s pleasing to the eye and mind, to structural design that yields abundant daylighting, designed to fuel employee satisfaction and bottom-line efficiency. The vision behind…

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‘Johannesburg Suburb is set to become the New York of Africa’

ZENDAI Development South Africa, the local subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Zendai, said on Monday its plan to develop a city in the suburb of Modderfontein is on track, and that the group is consulting with environmental, community and City of Johannesburg authorities. The group appointed Atkins Global and Arup as its technical consultants on the project to create an R84bn city in the eastern suburb of Johannesburg. The Chinese company says it will develop the 1,600 hectares into the “New York of Africa”. “Atkins’s scope includes the strategic and operational framework for the development, including land uses, sustainability practices,…

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Design that is built on preserving the environment

(DA-IICT), is a technological university located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is named after the Gujarati entrepreneur and founder of the Reliance group – Dhirubhai Ambani – and run by the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation. The design was lead by Amitabh Teaotia Designs and the construction and ongoing maintenance was completed by their sister company Sanwaliya Seth Gardens Pvt. Ltd. (SSGPL). The architecture of DA-IICT is functional, but what surrounds it is a fascinating garden. The entire design was oriented to “Preserve the Environment”. The different blocks are located such that there is minimal damage to trees, and alongside that the majority of the 2566 trees chosen are…

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Inner Peace Conceptual Garden Japan

The Inner Peace Garden was a conceptual garden space and was designed for the Gardening World Cup Competition staged in Japan.  The garden was designed to be of a real size, 10m x 12m and be able to function as a usable space whilst conveying the idea of searching for inner peace. The space was used to convey the idea of travelling in ones mind to a place of peace and tranquillity which allows thought and inspiration to come uninterrupted by the pressure and noise of everyday life. The Garden was surrounded by what appeared to be a confusing grid…

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Landscaping Company Allegedly Stiffed Wages And Threatened To Deport Legal Guest Workers

A group of legal guest workers employed as general labourers or landscapers are trying to recover unpaid minimum wage and overtime compensation from a Mississippi-based landscaping company after they were fired for complaining about their conditions, according to a complaint filed last week. Backyard Lawn LLC, a landscaping company that performs commercial and residential landscaping for customers in parts of Mississippi and Tennessee, allegedly provided an employment contract for Meliton Bolanos-Ramirez and other unnamed complainants, setting an hourly minimum wage of $11.36 per hour and an overtime rate of $17.04 per hour. The company hired Bolanos-Ramirez and the other employees — all…

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Habitat Landscape Architects create educational parks in Northern Cape

The client brief called for three principal focuses: the creation of employment opportunities, capacity building or skills development, and maximising the socio and economic impact of the project at the local level. Budgetary and resource limitations coupled with intense local politics resulted in a very challenging environment for design and implementation decisions. In an effort to maximise the impact of the project on the local community and to really understand the context in terms of local needs, social issues and available skills resulted in an extensive and protracted consultation process. Amongst others this process included a “Dream parks” competition for…

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World Skills landscaping international finalists touch down in Brazil

Britain’s World Skills team – including landscapers Jonathon Gill and Matthew Beesley – arrived in Sao Paulo today (7 August) for the world final of the World Skills competition. From 11 to 16 August, 41 of the UK’s most talented apprentices, students and employees will go head to head with 1000 individuals from across the globe to be named the best in the world at their chosen skill. Gill (20) and Beesley (21) both run their own landscaping businesses and were selected in June to represent the UK in Sao Paulo. They will run through practical tests in hard and soft…

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Walk on the wild side

Chris Dalzell, Curator of the Durban Botanic Gardens provides tips and a list of suitable indigenous plants for local gardens. Indigenous gardens are very fashionable as they are known to attract local birds and butterflies and also require less watering and maintenance. The coastal region of KwaZulu-Natal often experiences very windy conditions which play havoc with even the most experienced gardeners. So think carefully when selecting indigenous plants for your garden. Coastal gardening is a challenge, but if you follow the right rules it is fun and very rewarding. As a student horticulturist I spent three months working on the Durban…

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Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway

The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. Inspired by a snake skeleton, and informally called ‘The Boomslang‘ (meaning tree snake), it is a low-maintenance, low-impact sculptural raised walkway. The Walkway takes the visitor from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving spectacular panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Flats. This walkway is 130 m long, narrow and slender, with a few wider view-point areas, and lightly snakes its way…

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Enhancing tree conservation and forest restoration in Africa:

This project is identifying the status and distribution of endangered trees in ex situcollections and coordinating the resources of African botanic gardens to establish new partnerships and strategies for increasing the use of indigenous tree species, including endangered trees, in forest restoration initiatives. Forest restoration plots have been set up with botanic garden partners in Kenya and Uganda, and additional sites and partners for further restoration work have been identified across Africa. BGCI is fundraising to grow this project. If you are interested in being involved or can offer funds to support this project please contact kirsty.shaw@bgci.org To ensure our…

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