December 18, 2018

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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

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

  • Monroe Blocks development breaks ground in downtown Detroit

    One of Detroit’s largest developments officially broke ground today. Dan Gilbert’s Monroe Blocks will bring an office tower, residential, and green space to the area between Campus Martius and Greektown. The development will bring 847,000 square feet of office space, an estimated 482 residential units, and 117,000 square feet of retail space to the city blocks. “The world’s most innovative professionals and companies demand an environment that inspires and has a positive impact the surrounding area,” said Dan Gilbert. “Monroe Blocks places ample open space and cutting-edge technology at the literal center of the city, while offering a new landmark…

  • Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals

    For its 20th anniversary edition, the Festival is seeking to explore new directions and continue our exploration of play. “Terrains de jeu” is fertile ground for creativity, encompassing both the notion of compact space and play. The Festival is encouraging designers to imagine spaces that work within the confines of modest parcels all the while offering a big punch. Confronting the planetary challenges of needing to limit growth, developing sustainably and minimizing our ecological impact, the 2019 Festival is a venue where designers will explore the principals of voluntary simplicity all the while offering a footprint for fun. The interactive…

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

    What is the future of the world’s most iconic public spaces in the face of growing inequality and runaway climate change? It’s one of the questions raised by LA+ ICONOCLAST, a design ideas competition that inspired 382 designers from 30 countries to reimagine New York’s Central Park. From a total of 193 submissions competing for a share of $20,000 in prize money and feature publication in LA+, the jury awarded five equal winners: Tiago Torres-Campos (Edinburgh, UK) John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy (Axis Mundi Design; New York, USA) Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University;…

  • The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced

    THEME The theme of the awards was Resilience Landscapes, Natural disasters and extreme weather events had always been affecting cities across various continents all around the world. However, in the last decade or more, the destruction of a city by these forces are felt even more because of the extreme climate change and global warming. From floods, earthquakes, typhoons and hurricanes, extreme drought and even land subsidence issues, these catastrophic events had left many cities in shambles, communities in devastation, and lost of many lives. Besides natural disasters, recognizing the risks of rapid urbanisation such as deforestation, massive housing and industrial…

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

    Creativity and innovation go hand in hand – and recognising excellence in design comes naturally to Corobrik which is leading the way when it comes to investing in technology that will have a massive impact on South Africa’s future built environment.   Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director said that he was proud to announce that regional Samuel Pellissier from the University of the Free State was the regional winner of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award with his dissertation entitled Lamu: An Architectural Investigation of Time and Place     He  collected a cheque for R10 000 while Phadi Mabe won…

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Garden club hears from award-winning local

Aug 23, 2018

Top award-winning garden and floral designer Leon Kluge was the guest of honour at the Lowveld Garden Club’s 57th birthday celebration last week. The reception area of White River Golf Lodge at White River Country Estates was packed with members and friends of the club last Tuesday. As new designer of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Kluge most recently received a gold medal as well as ‘Best Horticultural use in landscape’ at this year’s Garden Festival in Singapore where his installation “African Thunder” won Best on show of the entire festival. He also achieved another gold medal at…

Beyond Compost- Reliance Reconnects Design & Soil

Aug 23, 2018

  Reliance Compost hosted their first ‘Beyond Compost’ themed event this week in Cape Town. The aim of the event was to reconnect landscape architects and suppliers by highlighting the importance of restoring soil structures. Beyond the benefits of compost, Reliance sales representative, Simone Redelinghuys, highlighted the need for growing mixes and plants variety lists to be updated in order to continue to assist fertile soil in drought conditions. We hope to see more informative discussions between those in the green industry to ensure the growth of healthy green spaces for years to come.   www.reliance.co.za

Growing a business and flourishing in farming

Aug 23, 2018

This self-proclaimed “rural girl” from Abbotsdale and her partner, Elton, are gaining ground in the agricultural sector. (In the horticulture sector too)   YOU may have seen her face on potted fynbos plants sold at Woolworths – one of Jacqueline “Jacky” Goliath’s many business highlights. And while Jacky may often serve as the face of the business, Elton Jefthas completes the dynamic duo behind the award-winning De Fynne wholesale nursery in Paarl. Together the two have turned their entrepreneurial dreams and passion for fynbos into a fully-fledged business, boasting fruitful yields and partnerships with some of the biggest retailers in…

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

Aug 17, 2018

The Cape Green Forum will be holding its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day at SunExhibits, GrandWest on Wednesday 22 August 2018. 56 growers and suppliers will creatively display their products which are available to the industry in the Cape. Visitors have time to chat, browse, plan and order for the coming season and Landscape Architects will earn CPD Points when attending. The parking is free and secure and in front of the indoor venue. Food and drinks are available all day. Awesome wine tasting, food and subscription lucky draw prizes will be up for grabs every hour…..don’t miss it. For…

Corobrik’s striking new paving selection

Aug 17, 2018

Corobrik’s paving range has always proved popular in both commercial and residential developments, and the newly-launched piazza pavers are set to continue this trend as Corobrik meets market demands of aesthetics and quality. “We noticed a surge in the number of customers requesting tones of grey, from light graphite to dark onyx, as a paving option,” explained Musa Shangase, Corobrik’s Commercial Director. “Corobrik has always prided itself in the ability to meet market requirements as they emerge, and the introduction the latest piazza paver, doppio and cobble pavers has proved timeous and on-trend.” The new paving range received a lot…

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September

Aug 14, 2018

The demand for middle and high-income housing continues to intensify, while Cape Town’s urban concentration policies are driving the provinces ‘mini-building boom’. National government’s plan to spend more than R940 billion on infrastructure development will position the construction sector well for growth in 2018, in particular, social housing, renewable energy and roads infrastructure projects are expected to sustain growth and drive the urbanisation and semi-migration expansion in the Western Cape. The Cape Construction Expo 2018 is dedicated exclusively to the building and construction industry in the Western Cape and it presents a unique opportunity for product manufacturers and distributors as…

The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018

Aug 10, 2018

Verge Competition 2018 Join the eThekwini Municipality in promoting clean and green communities. Participate in the Municipality’s Verge Competition and showcase your scenic environment… The Parks, Leisure and Cemeteries verge competition is here again and aims to make Durban a caring and liveable environment by stimulating civic pride. Nominate your verge of choice and you could be a finalist, winning great prizes. Nomination deadline is the 28th of September, so fill out this entry form to qualify. Click here  

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

Aug 10, 2018

  This year’s Singapore Garden Festival has been organised by the National Parks Board and Gardens by the Bay and was conceptualised as a tropical rainforest garden with simulated valleys, mountains and open plains. It features more than 70 displays by designers local and international, professional and amateur. The festival’s creative director Derek Chan said that the show is an “interpretation of how Singapore would look like as a biophilic City in a Garden in the next century”. Besides the competitive displays, highlights include an Orchid Extravaganza, Asian Garden, floral jamming sessions and a marketplace. The festival’s seventh edition features…

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender!

Aug 7, 2018

If you want to get involved with the revival of Florida Lake, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is giving the community an opportunity to apply for funding on proposals. This project aims to give Florida Lake a facelift because it has been sitting idle, dormant and unused for a number of years now, when it can add much needed value to the quality of life of the residents. The public should submit proposals which must be sustainable and innovative from legally registered organisations, including community-based organisations that are interested in partnering with JCPZ in the revival of the lake….

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex

Aug 6, 2018

This month, Belgotex proudly announced the appointment of Edward Colle as CEO. Over the past year, Edward has worked with thought leaders and key stakeholders to rediscover the founding values that have driven the brand from strength to strength. These values are woven into 35 years of history and will be realised in Belgotex’s future communication efforts as core strategic pillars. Under the recharged Brand DNA, Belgotex reinforces their vision to be a recognised, world-class, African brand showcase through their deep connection with their people, product and the planet. We are proud to be a local manufacturer with deep international…