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Innovative Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

Innovative Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

Innovative park design and public space reclamation have combined to become one of the latest green trends to emerge in contrast against the urban concrete jungle. These green trends have enjoyed such massive success in the public eye that developers around the world are scrambling to innovate and replicate, with projects ranging from public rooftop...
Collective Farming in China

Collective Farming in China

Value Farm is an amazing urban agriculture project in Shenzhen, China that encourages locals to participate in a collective farming effort. Thomas Chung, together with Tris Kee and Chi Fai Fung, transformed an open area within Ole Bouman’s Value Factory from an abandoned industrial facility into an expansive farm that flourishes with a smorgasbord of edible plants. Projects...
Do you know your planting success rate?

Do you know your planting success rate?

This is an important question that we, as business owners or managers, need to know the answer to. For small and medium landscaping companies it is relatively easy to keep records and to monitor statistics and understand the reason for any failure. For big landscaping companies the large amount of plants used may hide the...
Create a Unique Statement in your Garden

Create a Unique Statement in your Garden

Spending some relaxing time in a beautiful garden is food for the soul in every essence! A blooming space that celebrates nature, calms the soul and inspires creativity is most often found in public gardens which are filled with interesting design choices. But what if you can create the same choices when planning a garden...
Fruit trees for small gardens

Fruit trees for small gardens

Backyard vegetable gardening has been taken on by many residential customers in the last few years. As the people realize the benefits and joy that comes with growing their own food, it has now gone from a fad to a more perennial way of gardening. What is often over-looked by the profession, be it retail...
Pondering about a pond?

Pondering about a pond?

Water features and ponds in particular have greatly improved in the last 10 years. Improvement in UV stable pond liners, pumping and filtering systems, waterproofing membranes and composite materials have all helped ameliorate and increase the design possibilities. Ponds have an aesthetic value, a cooling effect and the sound of water helps reduce background noise....
Child's Play

Child’s Play

Most adults understand the very important educational role that playing has in the physical and mental development of our children. Schools, public playgrounds and private gardens are an integral part of the play setting in the maturing processes of children. The ability to explore, discover and imagine in a natural, or at least outdoor, setting...
Prince Alfred Park Pool splashes onto the city scene

Prince Alfred Park Pool splashes onto the city scene

Sydney’s newest 9-lane, 50 metre outdoor pool is the first fully-accessible outdoor heated pool in the city. Not only is it now open – but it’s free! For the first six months Sydney-siders can enjoy unique water-views, park-views and city-views all at the one time. Another great aspect to draw your eye is Prince Alfred...
Retaining walls from structural to decorative

Retaining walls from structural to decorative

In my hilly area, retaining walls are a necessity. They are used for both structural and decorative reasons. They serve the structural need of a garden to support paths, maintain slopes, create levels and for drainage purposes. When the structural retaining wall material is carefully chosen to suit the overall theme of the garden and...
Designing accessible paths for all

Designing accessible paths for all

When designing or constructing a path in a garden, be it private or public, we should always try our best to make it so that it provides a continuous accessible path of travel for the less able – people in wheel chairs and the visually impaired. The Australian Human Rights Commission defines a continuous accessible...
Bringing Art In The Garden

Bringing Art In The Garden

When we think of art, we imagine galleries, museums, grand houses, and paintings on walls. Rarely do we think of art as having its place in the garden. I am not talking of the bronze statues we see in public parks, nor am I talking of garden ornaments, I am thinking of the place of...
When 2 become 1: The Landscape Australia Expo and the Spring Green Expo Unite!

When 2 become 1: The Landscape Australia Expo and the Spring Green Expo Unite!

For the first time, The Landscape Australia Expo Queensland will be held alongside the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of Queensland’s annual Spring Green Expo on the 30th and 31st of July 2013 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Both events cater to the professional nursery and landscaping industries so there will a much greater range...