February 22, 2018


The South African Landscapers Institute’s (SALI) Vision for the Next Term. -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plans for ILASA 2018 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive -

Friday, February 2, 2018

WeTheCity -

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Greenroof Project Watch: Casa Vallarta -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Design indaba Conference 2018 21st -23th February -

Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 IPPS Southern Africa 21st Annual Conference 6 March 2018 – 9 March 2018 -

Friday, January 26, 2018

The drones that plant trees and deliver profits -

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SANA Bursaries and Training: A Career in Horticulture -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Project watch: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Award winning young architects pave the way to the future   -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reliance and City of Cape Town celebrate a major milestone in the war against waste in the Western Cape -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

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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Woman to open garden she has cultivated for 25 years

A woman is opening her garden she has cultivated for 25 years to raise money for charity this weekend. Helen Auty is inviting people as part of the National Garden Scheme to experience her South Woodford garden. It is located on Lord Cheyne’s original market garden, with a lawn and borders of shrubs, climbers and perennials. It also has a greenhouse and productive fruit and vegetable garden. Last year’s event attracted 71 visitors and this year admission is £3.50 with free entrance for children. Tea and cake will be provided. The 71-year-old, who worked on the garden since moving in…

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Free State National Botanical Garden Honours Mandela Day

As thousands of South Africans participated in the 67 minutes of community service campaign as a way of honouring Nelson Mandela, the Free State National Botanical Garden together with Mangaung municipality, Office of Mayor, ward councillors, community and other local government representatives joined forces to refurbish Namibia Park, a public park in Mangaung. Activities included cleaning of the area, planting of trees and paving walkways. Executive Mayor of Mangaung Municipality Counsellor Thabo Manyoni urged people to become involved in good works on an ongoing basis, and go beyond the symbolic 67 minutes, thereby helping to create a movement for good….

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Walter Sisulu NBG wins award at 21st Spring Festival

Walter Sisulu NBG added another feather in their cap when the Garden was awarded the Silver Award for the best use of indigenous plants during the 21st Spring Festival themed Nature’s Bounty held at Garden World, Muldersdrift 24 July. The festival is an annual design contest featuring various garden designers and commercial landscaping companies around Gauteng. The event also includes institutions involved in horticultural studies such as universities as well other role-players involved in environmental management such as SANBI and Joburg’s City Parks department. Schools and nurseries also take part in a non-competitive category to inculcate a spirit of horticultural…

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Landscape Institute launches training programme for professionals

The Landscape Institute has announced a brand new training programme covering skills required today in landscape architecture and design. The regional programme will run from September 2015 to March 2016 and sees industry experts lead nationwide events on topics including: • Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) • Building Information Modelling (BIM) • Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (GLVIA) • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015). Landscape professionals can attend one or more workshops. The full programme isavailable here. Source

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Scottish Scenic Routes design competitions open

The Scottish Scenic Routes project seeks to involve new architects and landscape architects in the development of a series of interventions along Scotland’s most scenic roads. The third batch of competitions, launched on 10 August, focus on three different locations, each with a specific brief in response to the quite different and distinctive design challenge / opportunity it presents to competition entrants. The first competition site is at Banavie where Neptune’s Staircase, the UK’s longest flight of canal lock gates, forms the entrance to the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen as well as providing one of the finest views…

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A celebration of the African garden

Johannesburg – Show gardens are a barometer of what’s hot and happening in the green industry. More so overseas at the flower shows, where the latest and greatest plants get their spot in the sun. Avid gardeners the world over generally can’t wait to see what beauty has been created and to ooh and aah over all the gloriousness the floral kingdom has to offer. In Africa we know we have some of the best flowers in the world, so we are always happy to see them used and displayed to their best. All too often, though, we find that…

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A Perfect Piece of Garden Heritage.

The Company’s Garden in the heart of Cape Town is filled with history, surrounded by architectural gems and has a long list of attractions. But ask anyone – whether a tourist, tour guide or toddler – what they love most about the garden and the answer is invariably “feeding the squirrels”. Although to be fair, there are those who detest them. One British tourist described them on TripAdvisor as an “epidemic”. The grey squirrels, which are so tame they eat nuts out of people’s hands, were introduced by Cecil John Rhodes, who has had his own bit of bad press…

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Bowled over by the numbers! Great Comp welcomes record visitors at the weekend’s Summer Show

Great Comp Garden welcomed record numbers of visitors to their two day Summer Show at the weekend, with 3200 people streaming through the garden gates of the 17th century manor house in Platt, Sevenoaks. The annual show, celebrating its 13th year, doubled its usual number and broke the record from last year’s show for visitor numbers in a single day. Curator of the 7 acre garden William Dyson said: “On this special weekend for cricket, we were bowled over by the response from visitors to our Summer Show.  We had close to 40 exhibitors and 3200 people onsite over the two day festival…

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