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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

  • Four Seasons Gardens is transforming Brightwater Commons

    Here’s a project Four Seasons Gardens are busy working on at the moment. Brightwater Commons. Known for its spectacular water displays, they’re giving it a landscaping makeover, soon to be known as Ferndale Mall. Imagine a mall with the dazzling dance of lights you’ve always enjoyed at Brightwater Commons. Picture gardens added to that. Lush flowing greenery. We’re collaborating with some of the other contractors, as the plan for the landscaping was drawn up by a landscaping architect. We’re bringing the muscle. We’re installing over 2 KMs of 50 MM irrigation mainline. This gives you an idea of the scope…

  • South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19

    Budget Vote Speech by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, National Assembly Honourable Chairperson of the Session; Honourable Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa; Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers; MEC’s responsible for Environmental Affairs Honourable Chairperson and Members of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs; Honourable Members of Parliament; Distinguished Chairpersons and Chief Executives of Public Entities; Government officials present, Representatives of the private sector; Our guests; Ladies and gentlemen. Today is the first time the international community is marking the International Day of Living Together in Peace. It is a Day in which all nations,…

  • Sustainability is key for Corobrik

    While sustainability is becoming commonplace in the construction industry, it has always formed an important component of Corobrik’s business – from the environmentally high-performing clay bricks to every aspect of its business operations. “Sustainability doesn’t just make sense from a business perspective, it is the social and environmental responsibility of every organisation to incorporate this as part of the company ethos, and this is something Corobrik has never taken lightly,” explained Daniele Torricelli, Director of Engineering at Corobrik. “From the creation of our bricks to the actual nature of the brick itself, sustainability is key. There has been significant investment…

  • FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date

    Are you a green industry professional? Well then this event is tailored to you… FutureScape Africa is an event dedicated to the future of landscaping! Powered by the landscaping media leader, Pro Landscaper Africa, we are presenting a first ever for the industry. Due to the overwhelming need for an event of its type and based on the involvement within the magazine month-on-month, we have set the date for the 1st of November 2018 to launch our inaugural FutureScape Africa Trade Event. With a beautiful venue @ The LookOut V&A Waterfront Cape Town, we anticipate setting the tone of this…

  • Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture

    Cape Town based MasterFibre, leaders in the manufacture and installation of recycled rubber fibre matting and moulded products made from recycled tyres, and PFE International have announced a strategic joint venture that will see the two entities combine their manufacturing, marketing and distribution facilities nationally. Speaking after the signing of a deal that will create MasterFibre South Africa, PFE International CEO, Dr Mehran Zarrebini, explained that all manufacturing of moulded products would now take place at Van Dyck’s factory in Prospecton, Durban. The Cape Town operation will be responsible for smaller, customized products only. Raw materials will be supplied by…

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Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

Apr 20, 2018

Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and CHERUB charity collaborate on a unique garden to break down walls of HIV infection for young people Sussex-based garden designer, Naomi Ferrett-Cohen, is working with the HIV collaboration, CHERUB, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden will challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research. Naomi has designed the debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with the young…

World Forum on Urban Forests 28 November – 1 December 2018, Mantova, Italy

Apr 20, 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the City of Mantova, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) and the Politecnico di Milano are pleased to announce the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests. The World Forum on Urban Forests will bring together representatives of national and local governments, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), urban planners, urban foresters, arborists, landscape architects and designers and professionals from many other sectors to exchange experience and lessons learned, and discuss possible long-term collaboration on the development of urban forestry strategies and the identification of nature-based solutions towards a greener, healthier,…

Designing regenerative landscapes

Apr 20, 2018

The following article has been written by Valerie Payne. Author The Ecological Gardeners Handbook. International Edition. The founder of Biomimicry, Janine Benyus, coined the term ‘Life creates the conditions conducive to life’. In the current age known as the Anthropocene where human influence, mostly damaging, has affected eco-systems worldwide, this profound statement has many underlying implications. It raises questions such as ‘how can we foster conditions conducive to life?’ and ‘what effects do changes we make to an environment have on that environments ability to create the conditions conducive to life?’ This statement is also an important concept for ecological landscape…

South AFrica at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May

Apr 19, 2018

South Africa is ready to take its green fingers to the world stage once again this year, when the annual Chelsea Flower Show takes place from May 22 to 26. The team from South Africa will be among 10 show gardens and 16 smaller gardens from some of the top designers and landscapers in the world. The Cape Argus caught a glimpse of the South African entry to the prestigious show, which features strong indigenous design tones. There are a few changes to the overall show that attendees can look forward to. There’s a reinvention of the Fresh Gardens category….

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 18, 2018

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commencing 22-26 May 2018, The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit. Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED Stone, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and…

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden

Apr 18, 2018

On 5 June, Macmillan Cancer Support will be at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show exhibiting a bespoke garden, inspired by the importance of planting legacies for the future. Designed by Michael Coley, the garden centres around a large oak tree which is surrounded by saplings – echoing the theme of growth and renewal. Michael Coley said: “Oak trees to me represent wisdom, strength and longevity – something constant that people can return to. The theme of leaving a legacy is communicated through the surrounding saplings and smaller seedlings which cover the majority of the garden. The idea is to give…

Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements

Apr 13, 2018

The Wacker Neuson EZ53 zero tail excavator is a high performance and economical machine, comfortable to work with and profitable with all its features. The compact machine with zero tail swing is characterised by flexibility in use and a great deal of maneuverability. Despite its compact size, the zero tail excavator EZ53 with 5.2 tons of operating weight can achieve an optimal excavation performance even in hard-to-reach places, because at no point does the rear of the machine project over its undercarriage. The minimised space requirements are particularly practical on construction sites in busy city centres or on road construction…

The 7 strangest plants in the world!

Apr 11, 2018

The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg

Apr 10, 2018

ILASA CONFERENCE 2018 13 & 14 August 2018 Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg   Deadline Looming! Call for Submissions Landscape, medium for Connectivity Landscape, an ephemeral concept whose meaning draws as much from the experiences of the beholder as it does from its tangible attributes. One quality remains constant, connectivity. In all interpretations the sense of connectivity is intrinsic to its meaning. The landscape is complex, multi-layered, and constantly in the process of being re-created through the interaction of ecological, physical and social processes. The ILASA 2018 Conference explores the multiple expressions of connectivity embedded in the idea of landscape. How…

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?

Mar 29, 2018

The Living Building Challenge is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for sustainable development globally. The core principle of the Living Building Challenge is that buildings should mimic nature and natural systems. The standard uses a flower as a metaphor to illustrate this principle, because a flower is rooted in its place and harvests all its water…