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

Landscape Upgrades at TUT

The Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve North campus has been undergoing landscaping upgrades recently. This comes as good news to some students, while other students seem to be disgruntled by this. These upgrades come as a blessing, judging by the state of the campus which previously looked like an old, neglected primary school, yet, the students residing on the institution’s premises feel that their rights are being taken for granted. Siyabonga Mnguni, a resident at the CCT Towers resident said, “This is uncalled for. Why would you renovate the outer parts of the school if we’re suffering here? We do…

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Singapore Garden in the Sky

Advocates of the “Green City” concept, the creative team at WOHA developed a hotel design with a surreal appearance. PARKROYAL on Pickering is a highly modern architecture project in Singapore, combining concrete organic shapes with simple rectangular volumes and incredible sky-gardens. Greenery flourishes at every four levels of the hotel, visually blending the massive accommodation unit with the neighboring park. The concept of the green building derived from a need to create a local landmark that would be associated globally with the skyline of Singapore: “Most of Singapore’s recent architecture – especially in and around the city centre – is…

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A Wonderful Weekend Idea

Parks in Cape Town Walk your dog, meet your friends for a picnic and enjoy a variety of flora Sun-kissed beaches aren’t the only public places in Cape Town to take advantage of; our pretty city has a plethora of parks, which are perfect for walking your dog, a picnic with friends, or simply stretching out with a newspaper and enjoying the beautiful plant life. Discover green spots for lunch in city parks, or overgrown suburban wonderlands for a romantic rendezvous. Parks are not only relaxing and fun, but also meeting points for likeminded folk, so get to know Cape Town’s…

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Greenpop start a Treevolution

Greenpop have run many great projects, including Trees for Zambia Greenpop just hosted its second ever Reforestation Festival this past weekend, where participants plant indigenous trees to help restore the ancient Platbos forest. Around 250 people from the ages of 5 to 65 years joined them in their ‘Treevolution’. Trees contribute hugely to the environmental balance – by creating oxygen, stabilising the soil and encouraging biodiversity among other things – and considering the rapid rate of deforestation worldwide, this kind of event could not have come at a more crucial time. I chat to Lauren O’ Donnell, one of the…

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Homemakers Exhibition Cape Town

HOMEMAKERS Expo Looking for inspiration for your home improvement plans? At the HOMEMAKERS Expo shows you’ll find a festival of brilliant ideas to help you on your way to creating your dream home. South Africa’s Premier Home Improvement Event A gathering of South Africa’s finest home improvement product and service providers, HOMEMAKERS Expo is South Africa’s premier home lifestyle consumer show. From sleek bathroom fittings and the latest in kitchen appliances to sublime new furnishings and the latest paint techniques – you’ll find it all at this fab home improvement event! Incorporating a spectrum of South Africa’s best product and…

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Africa’s Great Green Wall

Supporting local communities in the sustainable use of their natural resources, the Great Green Wall Initiative in Africa aims to combat desertification in dry land areas and around the Sahara. The initiative hopes to improve the environment, which will in turn contribute to climate change mitigation, while helping to improve food security and the livelihoods of people in the Sahel and Sahara. The challenge The Sahel and Saharan region of Africa is faced with increasing pressure on already fragile ecosystems, a factor that is contributing to the insecurity of people and their livestock. These communities are some of the world’s most…

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Plant breeding academy opens in Nairobi

The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa’s food supply.   AOCC’s goal is to use the latest scientific equipment and techniques to genetically sequence, assemble and annotate the genomes of 100 traditional African food crops to guide the development of more robust produce with higher nutritional content. ‘Orphan crops’ are African food crops and tree species that have been neglected by researchers and industry because they are not economically important on the global market. The consortium includes the…

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The Cape Green Forum Trade Day

Two Cape Green Trade Days are held during each year to coincide with Spring and Autumn. These days allow suppliers to the nursery industry the opportunity to promote their products and/or services directly to their customers. Visitors include retailers, growers, landscapers, landscape architects, estate managers, municipalities and other allied businesses. Around 400 people spend the day browsing and placing orders with the various different exhibitors. Exhibitors are able to see all their clients and meet new potential customers during the day, which runs from 09h00 – 15h00. Stands are available in various sizes costing from R1000 – R7000. Members receive…

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Ethiopia sees horticulture boom.

Ethiopia’s horticulture sector, according to the country’s recently released total export revenue, remains a top earning product for the East African country. Ethiopia generated a total of $114 million from flower exports during the first six months of its fiscal year, says the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA). From the total revenue, $90 million was secured from the export of 289 million flower cuttings and over 20,000 tons of roses and summer flowers in the fiscal year, beginning July 2014. EHDA also said close to 77,000 tons of vegetables, fruits and herbs were exported in the same period, generating $23…

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Is Kenya Losing its Top Position in the Horticulture Market?

Since 2008, the sector has been achieving growth rates ‘well below global competitors’. This, despite the fact that the country is one of the most successful producers and exporters of fresh produce and flowers. According to the report, the growth of the horticulture sector hinges on an acute response to the underperformance of the once budding industry by government and industry players. During a conference in Nairobi to address the uncertainties of the horticulture sector, which is among the leading employers in the country, it was noted that a turnaround strategy has to be adopted promptly. “We are focusing on…

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