January 21, 2019

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SANA Trade Fair 13th March -

Friday, January 18, 2019

NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019 -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Trees for Africa proves eco-entrepreneurship is a great career for differently abled youths -

Friday, December 14, 2018

Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Resilient Landscaping: Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Tonight at UCT the m.arch (prof) & landscape architecture awards -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cape Town’s new Ratanga Junction development -

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Out & About at FutureScape Africa 2018 -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The New Retirement Landscape -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s 1.5acre Green Roof -

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest on what matters to her most in driving strategic human resources -

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

Push for action against fake forests

AN environmental lobby group is hoping to put pressure on the world forestry conference in Durban next week to curb the growth of what they deem to be “fake forests”. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC), which represents indigenous groups globally from more than 40 countries who believe their land rights are being violated by big government and corporations, is expected to petition the UN next week to have the definition of “planted forests” changed. According to Durban-based Timberwatch project co-ordinator Wally Menne, they will also be hosting a counter-conference next week to ­coincide with the World Forestry Conference at the…

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Landscaping for the Future

Landscaping is evolving to deal with issues of water security, which are fast becoming a worldwide concern, particularly in water-short countries like South Africa   The amount of fresh water on earth is constant, which means that the fresh water available today is exactly the same as it has been for thousands of centuries. And yet in the last 100 years the earth’s population has increased dramatically. From 1,6 billion people in 1900 there are now 7 billion people on earth, and this number is expected to reach 8 billion in 2025.The present population of Africa is 1 030 million;…

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What is Horticultural Science?

Horticulture is the science, technology and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use – from a garden to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, covering plants for food and non-food crops. Because of the growing consciousness of the enormous challenges of feeding the world’s expanding population in future, the concepts “farm to the fork” and “farm for the future” are extremely important. Both concepts place the emphasis on the sustainable use of our natural resources to produce tasty and nourishing products at the lowest possible cost with the least amount of…

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What is the Future of Horticultural Science in Africa?

Horticulture is a labour intensive sector that is important for human wellbeing: ‘agriculture supplies protein, carbohydrates and staple crops – but we would have a pretty boring life without horticulture.’ Nevertheless, in many countries, faculties of agriculture and their departments of horticulture have been swallowed by schools of life or earth sciences. As a result horticulture gets attention only as a side subject when specific crops are being addressed. However, in Kenya the horticultural sub-sector has emerged as the most important in the agricultural sector providing not only food and foreign export earning but also many new jobs. This development…

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Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneur

Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneurs to be next AGCO Africa Ambassador<style>.lazy-container-span{display:none}</style> AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, is calling young African entrepreneurs with sustainable agribusiness concepts or innovative ideas that could help to develop the agricultural sector in Africa in an inclusive way. The contest runs until 30 October 2015. Contest to find young African agri-entrepreneurs to be next AGCO Africa Ambassador<style>.lazy-container-span{display:none}</style> The winner of the video contest will become the next AGCO Africa Ambassador and represent African youth as the host of the fifth AGCO Africa Summit “Agribusiness in…

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The Evolution

Is your garden old fashioned or trendy? Gardening has evolved over the past six decades and eras of fashionable plants have come and gone. We take a look back at the highlights…of where gardening has come from and where it is going. Gardening as a leisure time hobby in South Africa took off in the late 1940s with the development of suburbs. As in Europe, Australia and North America, the 1940s and 1950s saw an unprecedented construction boom in family homes, shopping centres and schools. As car ownership rose and public transport routes penetrated deep into suburbia, the tree-lined garden…

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Africa in Australia

Josh is on safari in the country about an hour north of Perth. The landscape is an eclectic mix of African veldt species, local bushland and an assortment of palms. This is no ordinary property and Josh is excited by the promise of seeing some most unusual plants and meeting its owner, Bill Dewar. Bill began collecting cycads here in Australia, and when he ventured over to Africa to see some of the exotic species in their natural habitat he fell in love with the wider landscape and the plants within it. “Touring around the countryside, I noticed all the…

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Unisa Creates A Buzz At Spring Festival

Once again, Unisa has blossomed at the 2015 Spring Festival at Garden World having received a platinum award and coming in joint first overall. The garden was designed by Victoria Ing with Asavela Yashe, both from the Department of Environmental Sciences, who assisted with the implementation. ‘Nature’s Bounty’ was this year’s theme, as  designer gardens showcased the wealth of indigenous plants and flowers, tying in with this year’s Kirstenbosch South Africa Chelsea Exhibit entitled, ‘South Africa in Bloom, 40 years at the Chelsea Flower Show’. “In the conceptual design phase it was necessary to identify ways in which this theme…

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Onward and Upward for Vertical Gardens

Have you ever grown beans or vines up trellises or garden stakes? Then you have practiced vertical gardening. Growing vertically is a great way to maximize space and provide visual interest in growing areas. Architecture Vertical gardening can be used to define “architectural” spaces in open areas. Flowering vines are usually used to adorn structures like trellises and arbors, but any vine or climbing plant can be used for the following: Shelter. Protect a space from natural elements (wind, rain, sun) or from view. Doorways. Mark entrances to different garden “rooms,” or to your home, with vines on arbors. Hallways….

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In The Spirit Of The First Day Of Spring

There’s no better time like the present to get outside and start preparing your garden beds for spring. Even if you already have an established garden, there are a number of tasks and projects that need to be done before the days start heating up. Here are some handy tips… You don’t need to be a landscape designer to cut back a few branches, simply think about how you want the shrub to be shaped or where excess growth needs to be removed, and then use a pair of sharp secateurs or trimmers to cut. 1. Pruning trees and shrubs…

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