October 15, 2018

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Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro -

Friday, October 12, 2018

South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018 -

Friday, October 5, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape -

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’ -

Monday, October 1, 2018

Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cellfast Water Timers -

Monday, September 3, 2018

Garden club hears from award-winning local -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Beyond Compost- Reliance Reconnects Design & Soil -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Growing a business and flourishing in farming -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Cape Green Forum hosts its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day 22 August 2018 -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Corobrik’s striking new paving selection -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018 -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Leon Kluge proves he is the best of the best at Singapore’s Garden Festival -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender! -

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex -

Monday, August 6, 2018

The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise -

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers -

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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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Cape Town’s Outdoor Art Exhibition

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town on Wednesday announced the end of its outdoor exhibition, Art54, which featured – among others – the work of Michael Ellion and his Ray Ban-sponsored “Perception of Freedom” spectacles. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Garreth Bloor, called the exhibition a success which had left a legacy. “Today the project draws to a close and as we look at the successes and lessons learned, it is clear that the project has achieved what was intended,” he said. “Public art helps to define the spaces around us, making…

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Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities

Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities | ArchDaily For most people, spending time outdoors in well-designed public spaces is one of the highlights to city life. Why, then, do we spend comparatively little time and money on designing them? In this article, originally posted on Metropolis magazine as “Designing Outdoor Public Spaces is Vital to the Future of our Cities” Kirt Martin, the vice-president of design and marketing at outdoor furniture designer Landscape Forms, makes the case that landscape architects and industrial designers working in the public realm are key for our cities’ health and happiness….

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Third international Congress for Landscape Architects

Keynotes o   September 5th: at the Third International Congress for Landscape Architects in Curitba, Brazil, Graham Young will be talking on The changing nature of South African landscape architecture o   September 15-19: LARASA Congress, Durban South Africa: Johan Barnard will be talking on Sustainable Cities and Natural Resource Management and Graham Young on Transforming place, transforming perception: Freedom Park – A Landscape of Emancipation o   24-25 July Green Building Conference Graham Young spoke on the: Landscape Architecture: 2 paradigms and 7 trends Sophiatown Sophiatown – going extreme:  In May 2007 NLA was involved with the first extreme park makeover for…

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Beautiful neighbourhood competition to be launched

Pretoria – Eastern Cape residents who take pride in their communities will be pleased to know their efforts could be rewarded in a new competition which will be launched during Arbor Week. “In a programme designed to change the outlook of Eastern Cape townships, the Provincial Department of Human Settlements will introduce the Most Beautified, Cleanest and Enhanced Neighbourhood competition during the Arbor week this year. “The competition is a call to action for communities to start their own initiatives of beautifying, cleaning and enhancing their neighborhoods,” said the provincial Department of Human Settlements on Monday. The department is challenging individuals and…

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Green Shoots for Ghana’s Flower Industry

As profit grows so does the capacity and this provides the opportunity to employ more women farmhands. The women would become masters of their land and hopefully their pockets too. Clusters of black peppercorn vines, ylang ylang flowers and citronella plants line the bushy roadway to Bedum forest in Ghana’s Central Region. It is early afternoon and a small group of women are tending to rows of yellow, pink, orange and red variations of heliconia tropical flowers as part of a gender-focused social enterprise program channelled through Eden ‘n’ Eve, a 10-acre flower farm owned by Sefa Gohoho-Boatin. In an…

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Sea Point Promenade upgrade in full swing

In the next few years, the Sea Point Promenade will feature more trees and landscaped gardens, more public art, a new seawall with new paving and improved facilities, becoming an even more popular and inclusive space for all Capetonians. These are some of the exciting plans under way to upgrade and rehabilitate this much-loved public space. Recent visitors to the Promenade will have noticed new play equipment for children, new irrigation systems being laid and a number of indigenous trees being planted to provide shade in the future. This forms part of the first phase of the City’s R6 million…

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