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

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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