June 25, 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

Easigrass lives up to its name! -

Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Faces of the Future: The next Generation -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 -

Friday, June 8, 2018

An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA -

Thursday, June 7, 2018

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city -

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Corobrik sponsors masterclass demonstrating a vision of an accessible, safe and thriving city! -

Friday, May 25, 2018

SA wins gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Husqvarna Broadens Premium Garden Product Offering And Expands into the High-Pressure Washer Category -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A new approach to social resilience through landscape architecture -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Four Seasons Property Services 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

CREW team rediscovers long lost Polycarena Silenoides

One of the first things I learnt from Ismail over the past ten months since I joined the CREW [Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers] team, is that “special” doesn’t always mean big or showy when it comes to threatened species, and there is much reward to be found in looking for the small and seemingly uninteresting plants as well. For my very first Peninsula based outing with the FloraDoc Group in October last year, [CREW programme manager] Ismail Ebrahim instructed me to seek and find Polycarena silenoides – a tall order for a small plant found only on Lion’s Head…

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How to use containers in your garden this spring

Tin it up: Your collection of old tins can be incorporated beautifully into your flower arrangements. Simply cut roses, sprigs or leaves in a florist’s oasis and place them into your tin. Remember to protect your tins with a plastic lining. Why not keep it light and bright? Why buy white vases when you can make them? Simply mix a few drops of thinners with white paint, and pour into ordinary clear glass bottles until the entire inside of the bottle is coated. Once dry, pop in a few fresh blooms and arrange to your satisfaction. There are various focal…

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New park unveiled in Meadowlands, Soweto

New park unveiled in Meadowlands, Soweto Soweto residents no longer have to drive all the way to the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia to take wedding photographs, as they can now do so on their own doorstep. So said Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau as he officially opened a new recreational park in Meadowlands Zone 7, Soweto on Wednesday, 2 September. The Mayor also planted a tree to mark the beginning of Arbor Month, a day after Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, with the assistance of community members and learners from local schools, planted 800 trees at Kanana Park, south of…

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Joburg scoops national Arbor City Award

Joburg scoops national Arbor City Award Joburg’s greening drive got the national thumbs-up when the City was named the winner of the 2015 Arbor City Award. Joburg beat the country’s seven other metro municipalities – Cape Town, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni, eThekwini, Mangaung, Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay – in scooping the award, which is given to cities that “go the extra mile in greening their areas of jurisdiction”. The award, which includes a cash prize of R300 000, is made annually by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Total South Africa and the Institute for Environment and Recreation Management….

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City Parks targets 3 000 trees for Arbor Month

Arbor Month got under way with the ceremonial planting of 800 trees at Kanana Park, south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, 1 September. Learners from nearby schools joined Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo staff members in planting a variety of indigenous trees as City Parks got its 2015 Arbor Month campaign under way. City Parks MD Bulumko Nelana and Ward Councillor Mahlomola Kekana were among those who rolled up their sleeves and took turns with the spades at Tuesday’s planting ceremony. Councillor Kekana urged local resident to nurture their new trees, saying that trees in urban areas not only the value…

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Merry marigolds

MARIGOLDS are firm favourites in gardens in South Africa and in the current water shortage situation, they need very little water to survive and grow. The first documented use of marigold, as a herb, dates back to a manuscript written in 1552. More recently, they are cultivated for use in dyes, medicines and ceremonies in India and Pakistan and are used to decorate altars, honour gods and goddesses as well as decorate special guests. According to the Language of Flowers, marigolds represent grief, which probably relates to their use at funerals. It is said that if a gravestone is covered…

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Fast forward to vertical farming

Have you heard of vertical gardening or vertical farming? Space for gardening, farming and growing food crops is increasingly encroaching upon natural eco-systems as urban centres become more dense and sprawling. Some countries have very little productive area for agriculture due to water and climatic restrictions. Scientists are realising the costs of intensive farming on our environment that include polluted water and eco-systems, soil infertility, reduced crop resistance to disease and pests and less nutritional value from food itself. Let’s explore a little more about vertical farming and what it is all about. According to Dr. Dickson Despommier, who is…

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Elgin Open Gardens

About the Elgin Open Gardens 2015 In 2015 there will be 21 open gardens in the Elgin, Vyeboom and Bot River districts over two weekends. These range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old), to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town. New this year is Brookelands, a garden with lovely views set right against the mountains with a couple of dams and a stream arising from an artesian well. The owner is an indigenous tree enthusiast, and has raised many…

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Food garden growing our youth

It’s no secret that many South Africans live below the poverty line and go to bed hungry. It is also well-known that many pupils have to go to school without having eaten anything and this affects their performance at school. For Chapel Street Primary School in Salt River hungry children who can’t concentrate are not a concern, thanks to Woolworths Financial Services which planted a food garden for the school. The school, which already had a feeding scheme for pupils, now has a 400m2 garden to help keep hunger away and provide fresh, nutritional food. <a href=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=1714931275&t=artid%3de24eda05-f5c2-43a8-94ae-60393f5c5638%26accreditation%3dpeople%27s+post%26posno%3d1″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ad?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=1714931275&t=artid%3de24eda05-f5c2-43a8-94ae-60393f5c5638%26accreditation%3dpeople%27s+post%26posno%3d1″ border=”0″…

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National Botanical Garden cleaned up

SANBI’S KZN National Botanical Garden hosted its fourth annual clean-up recently and encouraged the public to assist. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage individuals to take better care of the environment by reducing, re-using and recycling waste and promote a culture of recycling. The campaign is in line with the SANBI’s role that promotes conservancy and sustainable use of natural resources. This year stakeholders in the environmental sector took part in the clean-up, including KwaZulu-Natal Environmental Affairs, Duct Conservation Trust, Msunduzi Museum, Wildlands and Msunduzi Municipality parks department and Ward 26 councillor, Glenn McArthur. <a href=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/jump?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=538979836&t=artid%3db5229ac0-5e11-42f8-b068-e233ede5b30b%26accreditation%3dmaritzburg+fever%26posno%3d1″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ad?iu=/8900/24.com/Web/News24&sz=600×50&c=538979836&t=artid%3db5229ac0-5e11-42f8-b068-e233ede5b30b%26accreditation%3dmaritzburg+fever%26posno%3d1″…

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