February 20, 2019

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PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled -

Friday, February 15, 2019

IFLA World Congress – registration is open! -

Friday, February 8, 2019

City in uphill battle to revive fields in a post-drought sport season -

Friday, February 8, 2019

Corobrik invests in the future -

Thursday, February 7, 2019

49 graduates to receive on-the-job training from City professionals -

Friday, February 1, 2019

#FREESPACE INSTALLATION -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai! -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on Sub-Sahara African soil -

Friday, February 1, 2019

COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 32nd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo -

Friday, January 25, 2019

This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

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

World Skills landscaping international finalists touch down in Brazil

Britain’s World Skills team – including landscapers Jonathon Gill and Matthew Beesley – arrived in Sao Paulo today (7 August) for the world final of the World Skills competition. From 11 to 16 August, 41 of the UK’s most talented apprentices, students and employees will go head to head with 1000 individuals from across the globe to be named the best in the world at their chosen skill. Gill (20) and Beesley (21) both run their own landscaping businesses and were selected in June to represent the UK in Sao Paulo. They will run through practical tests in hard and soft…

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Walk on the wild side

Chris Dalzell, Curator of the Durban Botanic Gardens provides tips and a list of suitable indigenous plants for local gardens. Indigenous gardens are very fashionable as they are known to attract local birds and butterflies and also require less watering and maintenance. The coastal region of KwaZulu-Natal often experiences very windy conditions which play havoc with even the most experienced gardeners. So think carefully when selecting indigenous plants for your garden. Coastal gardening is a challenge, but if you follow the right rules it is fun and very rewarding. As a student horticulturist I spent three months working on the Durban…

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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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