January 18, 2018

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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

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge -

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower® -

Friday, November 24, 2017

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Horticulturists and herbalists join hands -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Competition for architects and urban designers as city embarks on carbon neutral development journey -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Just Trees Creates a Free range of .PNG Images to Aid Landscape Architects in CAD

  Over the many years, landscape architects have often mentioned that they struggle to find .PNG images of indigenous trees for use in the CAD landscape design software . As a result of this, we at Just Trees have spent the last 4-5 months  compiling a comprehensive .PNG image range  of our different tree species for landscape architects to use. These are now available for FREE to download and utilise to aid you with your renderings, plant knowledge and aesthetics Please see http://www.justtrees.co.za/searchPics.php . There is a column named “ .PNGimages for Landscape Architects” under which all these images are available. We highly recommend giving…

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Expo for Public Space this September 2017

Why not visit the largest international event for design, planning and maintenance of public space this September… it is also a lovely excuse for a trip! The Expo for Public Space is the largest exhibition in Europe which focuses exclusively on all the aspects of public space. The exhibition offers an extensive insight into the latest products and services regarding: Play – playground, park and recreation equipment Lighting – urban lighting Green – trees, plants and other green urban facilities Street furniture Pavement – clay, concrete, asphalt and natural stone paving Landscape architecture & Design Subsurface Advice & Management Over…

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The Rise of the Living Roof

With a heavy focus on being environmentally sustainable we’re seeing the installation of green roofs – or ‘living’ roofs – springing up. We check out this rising trend and discover the best way to install one. Green roofs also known as eco-roofs, living roofs, vegetated roofs or planted roofs, employ plants to improve a roof’s performance and enhance visual appeal. They are a recent alternative to saving the planet. Although it has grown in popularity over the past few years, the Scandinavians have been building them for years! A roof garden on the Group 5 head office in Waterfall City….

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The Isabelo Smart Bench is Here

The Isabelo™ Smart Bench is a stand-alone, entirely solar-powered free Wi-Fi hotspot for public use complete with USB charging points, night lighting and easy seating. The name Isabelo™ is derived from the Zulu word “to share” and the smart bench is all about sharing: Sharing a seat. Sharing public spaces. And sharing content online. What we love about it is that people can sit down, charge up and freely access information and share ideas online. Africa’s revolutionary new Isabelo Smart Bench typifies core philosophies of urban redevelopment Johannesburg’s leading inner city regeneration developers have welcomed today’s launch of Africa’s revolutionary…

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The Sali Awards 2017

  The Awards encourage emerging trends by redevelopment of existing landscapes towards a more sustainable approach. It is more than a mere rejuvenation of the garden, it demands a radical change where the landscape style, character and associated inputs are “recycled” into a more sustainable environment with an ecological aesthetic. This can be achieved through a once-off, high impact redevelopment, or a gradual, phased restoration supplementary to the maintenance contract.  It is encouraging to see that this trend is often contractor-driven, and not prescribed by a client brief. It is an indication of an evolving industry, one that is willing…

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Husqvarna does it again with 150 trees planted at Wild Coast music festival

The successful staging of the second Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival at Mdumbi Point on the Wild Coast was held in May. A popular and unique fundraiser for TransCape NPO, which is deeply involved in development work in the area, and with the surrounding Xhosa communities, the festival not only draws much needed tourists to the region and thus provides income opportunities for the local population, but it is also used as an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of reforesting the area. With that in mind, Husqvarna, a world leader in outdoor power products, along with its…

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Easigrass Shines at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Easigrass London was awarded the top 4 star Tradestand Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They had an amazing day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and this has to be the highlight! The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to their stand and couldn’t contain her love for the Easi-Zoo! A wonderful woman who clearly has great taste in artificial grass.  

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Technicrete Trojan Squares for Broadlands Estate Residence

Upmarket residential estates like Broadlands Estate in Polokwane require residents to ensure that any additions or refurbishments done to their properties conform to the high- existing standards. Aesthetics and finishes have to reflect the lifestyle that owners have invested in, and Technicrete paving is considered to be the leading choice when it comes to paving at the estate. Technicrete’s Trojan paving, well known for its durability and appearance, was recently used at a Broadlands Estate residence for the driveway, house perimeter and carport areas. The home owner chose the Trojan design after looking at the quality of the Technicrete brick…

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Singapore is building an entire forest in a high-rise apartment atrium

It’s a “green space” on steroids. A massive 376,000-square-foot landscaping project known as the Green Heart, in Singapore’s Marina One, will include a multi-level public garden, calming waterfalls, reflecting pools, and a dense web of lush trees when it’s finished in 2016. All this, engulfed by four high-rise apartments already surrounding the space. A bird’s-eye view of the Green Heart. Gustafson Porter   The brainchild of German studio Ingenhoven Architects and Singapore A61, construction of Marina One began in 2012. The work has since been handed over to landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter, which is now converting the space into Singapore’s largest green urban sanctuary. Green…

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Coastal landscaping with indigenous beach-dwelling flora

Much like gardening, salt water can provide a cure for almost anything, or at least at Life Landscapes we think so. However, these two therapeutic past-times don’t mix well. The ocean has been an endless source of stories, adventure and turmoil for mankind and endless problems for landscapers planting a garden with an ocean view. Earth is home to five great oceans and a 113 seas. They represent 72% of the earth’s surface; in South African we have 2,500km of coastline, with a large portion of South Africans living in cities like Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.  Most property owners…

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