May 22, 2018

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Four Seasons Gardens is transforming Brightwater Commons -

Friday, May 18, 2018

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sustainability is key for Corobrik -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Watering Wonderland with Cellfast -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Renowned firm Square One Landscape Architects seeks experienced project landscape architect -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Badec Bros share tips on how to get the most out of your highveld garden this winter -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Friday, April 20, 2018

World Forum on Urban Forests 28 November – 1 December 2018, Mantova, Italy -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Designing regenerative landscapes -

Friday, April 20, 2018

South AFrica at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The 7 strangest plants in the world! -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa? -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

CityTree: Compact Green Wall Cleanses City

CityTree is the centrepiece design of Green City Solutions, an ecologically-minded design firm committed to the betterment of city life at large. It is a high-tech installation of moss clusters that catch impurities in the surrounding air and, due to the unique way the plant leaves are layered to filter air through it continuously, CityTree has the same positive environmental impact as 275 regular trees. The green wall takes up 3.5 square metres in floor space and is just under 4 metres in height. It includes a sleek bench seat on both sides, as CityTree is designed to be situated…

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Go Pink with Husqvarna and Win an Automower®!

One of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products – Husqvarna – has teamed up with South African charity PinkDrive to highlight awareness and raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Husqvarna will #goPink for the campaign – and also give away a limited edition PINK 450X Automower® worth a whopping R60 000. To be eligible to win, customers must spend R5 000 at a Husqvarna dealership between 1 – 31 October 2017. Apart from creating a ‘pink’ awareness at dealerships with this competition, Husqvarna is also donating R10 000 to PinkDrive to help support…

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Where sustainable food design and public architecture intersect.

Space10 is a future-living laboratory that explores cutting-edge design problems and their futuristic solutions. It is an external arm of multinational furniture design firm IKEA based in Copenhagen. Their latest project, the Algae Dome, was recently unveiled at the 2017 CHART Art Fair, a festival that celebrates leading Nordic art and design projects each year. It is a 4 metre high rounded structure made of 320 metres of clear tubes. These coiled tubes contain a unique substance that researchers are calling the superfood of tomorrow – microalgae. The entire design acts as a bioreactor, proliferating the healthy sludge with sunlight….

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Curating Place: Beyond Placemaking

Written By Guy Adam Ailion Curating Place: Beyond Placemaking? When it comes to the way we design public spaces we need to recognize how the ‘Experience Economy’ is changing the way we see placemaking, regeneration, tourism and even retail design. Sometime ago, on a cool winter’s morning in London, I walked through a small market that was dexterously tucked underneath and in-between, railway arches and a small service thoroughfare. I had been absorbed into a comfortable sized crowd of people. A large enough crowd to lull one’s city walking pace into a slow and calming dawdle, while small enough that I could…

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Cape Town mayor outlines Masiphumelele development plans

Cape Town – During a high level visit to the volatile area of Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek in Cape Town, Mayor Patricia de Lille outlined the city’s plans for the sprawling informal settlement. The area has been the scene of violent protests due to a lack of service delivery and the provision of housing and land. De Lille, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen visited the area on Thursday morning. “I also informed the Public Protector about some of the projects that are under way and projects which will start in the near future,” De…

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Rooftop Tree Planting

Trees planted on a Higgovale Rooftop in the Mother City! Can you imagine a forest of Trees on your building’s rooftop, overlooking the Cape Town harbour at the foot of Table Mountain? This was the dream of one of the residents of Higgovale, and their dream became a reality. Within two days, a 95-ton mobile crane was brought on to site to assist with the placement of the trees on top of the roof structure and 28 trees were planted.   Not only were the trees lifted to new heights, but over 100 cubic meters of compost had to be…

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Prime Trees Celebrates Arbor Month with Launch of New Wholesale Tree and Plant Nursery

September marks the start of Spring, and is also national Arbor Month. Prime Trees is celebrating Arbor Month with the launch of their new wholesale tree and plant nursery nestled amidst the picturesque mountains of the Paarl region. Founded in 2014 by the passionate horticulturist, Bruce Stewart who knows the importance of what it takes to grow quality trees. With nearly 25 years of experience, Bruce’s attention to detail, skills and passion for the industry is unsurpassed.The large scale tree nursery comprises over 30 hectares of the highest quality shade and ornamental trees and container stock, including wholesale shrubs, perennials…

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New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV

Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV are known for their outlandish yet functional designs. This time, the firm won a competition to design new mixed-use towers in the heart of Rotterdam. Called Nieuw Bergen, the project will transform old buildings using new construction methods. At the Design Indaba Conference this year, Winy Maas of MVRDV explained what drives the renowned firm: “We have built up everything. There is too many of us here. What is the alternative?” This sentiment can be seen in the firm’s design for Nieuw Bergen. Combining several buildings, the structure’s jagged facade will house 240 homes, urban farming…

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The Outdoor Design & Build Trade Fair Dubai 25th -27th September

The Outdoor Design & Build is an international fair of outdoor design, exterior and landscaping. The fair takes place in Dubai annually. It shows products and trends in garden design, plants and stones and garden equipment, garden furniture and accessories. Garden owners will have the chance to plan for the upcoming gardening season, to discover new products and to seek advice from garden design and “green” experts. Horticulture and nursery plants, exhibitors for equipment and facilities for the shop, florist supplies, ceramics and basketry, horticulture technology, technical books and journals are presented. With its exceptional location Dubai is an ideal…

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It’s Arbor Week 2017

From the 1st – 7th of September. South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as the custodian of forestry in South Africa, is responsible for the campaign. National Arbor Week (Iviki Lezihlahla) serves to promote awareness for the need to plant and maintain indigenous trees throughout South Africa. Trees are much needed in disadvantaged communities who often live in barren areas. There are nearly 2 000 indigenous tree species in South Africa. This year Arbor Week celebrates the Wild Plum as a common indigenous species. The two rare species…

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