Plants for great autumn colors

Autumn, time of warm and intense colors in nature and our gardens. It’s the time for red, gold and plenty of berries. This is a selection of plants that will make your garden even more ready for the great colors of autumn. Berberis thunbergii, red leaves and yellow golden flowers in spring and red berries…

The Leaning Pine Arboretum California

More than a collection of trees, the Leaning Pine Arboretum is home to many plants, including woody shrubs, annuals, herbaceous perennials, and geophytes. Plants in the collection are arranged, organized, labeled, and accessioned so the Arboretum is properly called a botanic garden.

The Russell Page Garden at the Frick to be “Destroyed”.

On 5th Avenue in New York City, money is more important than green space. The Frick expansion plan calls for razing the permanent Viewing Garden, designed by renowned British landscape architect Russell Page (one of only two works in the U.S.A)

Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH

The design of the temporary house can be best described as a Yourtopia, a personal but also utopian vision on living in the early 21st century. Social issues like the influence of globalization, the longing for privacy and the almost perverse imbalance in the distribution of wealth have changed our vision on contemporary architecture.

Broadleas House Gardens – Valley of Charm

Approximately six acres of garden with a long history of enthusiastic plantsmanship. Wander past herbaceous borders and lawns to discover a Secret Garden surrounded by Camellias that leads you past the vegetable garden into the Orchard and Bee garden.   Broadleas House Gardens are planted with many unusual trees and shrubs. Azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias….

Geelvinck Hinloopen Garden Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a long and rich history when it comes to Garden Architecture. In the Golden Age period Amsterdam became the most important trading-city of the western world. The Canal-district was the first big extension of the city. Behind the City palaces arose the most beautiful gardens. Each of these gardens, with their long history,…

Urban Oasis in Concrete Jungle

Interior Designer Jacqueline Volker is also busy as a Garden Designer. Jacqueline created this urban-Oasis in between three Apartment Blocks in the Dutch city of Capelle aan de Ijssel.

Noel Kingsbury’s Experimental Grounds

Hof van de vierde Sortie in Amersfoort The Netherlands by Sergey. After visiting The Netherlands Garden Photographer Sergey Karepanov went to  the UK where the private garden of Noel Kingsbury was the first on his list. Sergey is a great admirer of Noel Kingsbury and his garden was on his wish list for a long…

East meets West – Cornwall Japanese Garden

East meets West in unique Garden for All Seasons. Spectacular Japanese maples and azaleas, symbolic teahouse, koi pond, bamboo grove, stroll, woodland, zen and moss gardens. An oasis of tranquillity.

GO WILD! 30 Plants for a Naturalistic Planting Design

After the form of the flower, seedbuds or afterlife of plants are most important and after this the texture of leaves and on the last place the color of the flowers. Structure is important in creating a succesful planting.

NYBG Native Plant Garden

In the specially designed wetland, a pump recirculates rainwater, moving it through layers of gravel, sand and plant roots that filter and clean the water through this natural biofiltration system. Grasses are important in the native garden and are used more and more in planting designs. Grasses abound on rocky slopes, where they soften the…

The Telegraph Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Designers Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz (del Buono Gazerwitz) and The Telegraph both had the daunting task to keep up the long tradition of being a Gold Medalist at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The design they made for this modern Italian Garden is inspired by the historical  Italian garden,  revisiting some of the…

Go Wild with Roses

Thinking of roses gives a romantic feeling to many of us, we think of the beautiful fragant flowers. Roses have long been used in the English Border wich gave them a ‘classic’ peformance. Declining interest in gardening at the end of the last century caused a loss of popularity in roses and other garden plants….

New Impulse for Denbigshire Garden

This stately garden design is part of a larger estate situaded in the rural landscape of Denbigshire in North Wales. This part of the estate between the stables and walled garden was almost hidden. The garden was in need of the new impulse that Andy Sturgeon gave to it. The British garden and landscape architect…

Piet Oudolf – The Dutch Dream

  Piet Oudolf is from the mid 90′s of the past century the leading figure in International Garden & Landscape Design. In the international field of Garden & Landscape Design his planting-designs are pioneering and innovative. The use of native plants on a much larger scale than usual and the many grasses he is using…

GO WILD! Guide for Naturalistic Planting Design

Biodiversity and sustainability are becoming increasingly more important and there’s a major role for them in this new way of planting. So let’s name this new way of planting; the Natural garden. (or what ever you like to name it) comparing the Natural Garden to the tradional way it’s diffirent in the way we arrange…

Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

The assignment that the Chief of the Bank of Springfield gave to Adam Woodruff was clear; the design must have a boldly impact on the streetscape. If Adam was succesfull in doing so you can judge for yourself,  in any case  the bank manager was more than satisfied if only for the many awards the gardens won…

URBANFLORA PROFILE…..Carrie Preston

Photography; Jolanthe Lalkens At last  I had a meeting  with Carrie Preston , something I had been looking  for a long time. This American Garden Designer living in the Netherlands  had often managed to get my attention. On the initiative of Carrie we met at the ‘Bakker’s Winkel’ on the site of the former gasworks…

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago

The abandoned freight line that cuts diagonally across Chicago will soon be a beautiful green-lined recreational trail. Construction has officially begun on the Bloomingdale Trail—now renamed The 606—which will be a 2.7 mile elevated recreational area connecting 5 area local parks and neighborhoods in a seamless way. Plans to turn the abandoned freight line into…

Nature prominent in Nordfjell Designs

For the Swedish designer Ulf Nordfjell is the beautiful nature of his country an important part of everything he designs. In addition to gardens and landscapes are also the planters, pergolas, columns and other artistic objects from the mind of the master, mostly for use in his garden designs. His style is characterized by sleek…