January 18, 2018

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International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

Friday, January 12, 2018

There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum. -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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 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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Cape Green Forum Spring Trade Show 6th September 2017

The Cape Green Forum hosts a variety of events throughout the year with great benefits to our trade industry. Two Cape Green Trade Days are held during each year, coinciding with Spring and Autumn. Join The Cape Green Forum next week Wednesday the 6th of September for this bi-annual event at SunExhibits, Gradwest, Cape Town. These days allow suppliers to the nursery industry the opportunity to promote their products and services directly to their customers. Visitors include retailers, growers, landscapers, landscape architects, estate managers, municipalities and other allied businesses. Come and spend the day browsing, collecting information and placing orders with…

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Africa’s Top Property Developments Recognised at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards

Standards are Getting Exceptionally High in New Property Developments Across sub-Saharan Africa The recent Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognised innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry in seven categories. The categories include Best Retail Development, Best Mixed-Use Development, Best Commercial High-rise Development, Best Architectural Design, Best Green Building in Sub Saharan Africa, Best Hotel Development and Best Housing Development. Property development projects were selected based on location, infrastructure and transport access, integration into the environment, originality of the concept, technical and architectural quality, services offered, sensitivity to the local community, innovation, sustainability, corporate staff involvement, response to market demands,…

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The 2017 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence, 15th September 2017

Join us for the 2017 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence The Gala Dinner will take place on the 15th  September at the  Johannesburg Country Club-Auckland Park and will indeed be a fantastic showcase of the most prestigious projects around Southern Africa with the last 2 years. ILASA AWARDS ETHOS Landscape Architecture is more than a profession; it is a basic component of human culture. The ILASA Merit Awards of Excellence aims to exemplify best practice examples that are clear in their intent and relevant to their specific context. We are faced with particular social challenges in a country with extraordinary biodiversity, rich in…

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Park upgrades provide community upliftment

The construction of two 35 m pedestrian bridges is under way in Paterson Park, completing the final phase of an upgrade project that will provide the community of Norwood, in Johannesburg, with a visually pleasing and functional recreational environment. In 2015, the Johannesburg Development Agency initiated a project to uplift the Norwood area through the upgrade of the park, as well as through the construction of a new recreation centre and a township of cluster houses. As part of the upgrades, independent engineering specialist Arup South Africa was approached as a sub-consultant to hydrologist specialist company Chris Brooker & Associates…

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