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. Lees verder “The Leaning Pine Arboretum California”

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

Geelvinck Hinloopen Garden Amsterdam

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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, have their own story, this is the story of The Geelvinck Hinlopen City Palace. Lees verder “Geelvinck Hinloopen Garden Amsterdam”

URBANFLORA PROFILE…..Carrie Preston

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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 in Amsterdam. It was rather busy in this trendy restaurant but without effort I was able to recognize her among all these people .

Carrie was sitting at a table at the back of the restaurant behind her laptop with her lush dark blond curls and with a serious expression on her face and as time went by our conversation became more spontaneous  but the serious expression remained , especially when our conversation  came to her great passion: desiging beautiful , livable and functional  gardens  .

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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 … Lees verder The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago

Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore

Parkroyal-Singapore-WOHA-Architects-9The Park Royal on Pickering occupies a long and narrow plot in the west part of city’s central business district and connects the historic shophouse district with the Singapore River and park. Lees verder “Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore”