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... Lees verder →

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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. However, the Leaning Pine Arboretum is primarily built for education, namely the education... Lees verder →

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. Therefore... Lees verder →

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.... Lees verder →

Sussex Prairie Garden, American meadows in Britain

  Paul and Pauline McBride created and designed this garden inspired at the American Prairies.  Surrounded by mature oak trees the six acre garden consists of a series of interlocking arcs of large planted borders in a naturalistic style. Colours are soft and muted, and complement the natural landscape. The borders encourage exploration and adventure and... Lees verder →

Seven Ponds Farm Virginia by Nelson-Byrd-Woltz

Master plan and landscape design for 133-acre central Virginia farm. Nelson Byrd Woltz has been working with the client for over 12 years, implementing the master plan. The garden sequence nearest the house comprises a swimming pool, terrace and pool pavilion complex, fountains, a children’s maze, formal berry garden, parking court, and a new entry... Lees verder →

Woodland Garden in Arcadia National Park

The home consists of two main parts: The Tea House dates to the early 1900s and is not winterized; The Fox House, built in 2007, is winterized. During the construction of The Fox House, trees on the forest edge were damaged or removed, which left others in the interior vulnerable to wind. After many came... Lees verder →

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. Jacqueline Volker’s clients wished for a ‘Cottage-Garden‘ with Annuals and typical ‘Cottage-Garden’ plants in White , Lime and Blue colors . They also wished for some... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

Living Walls as Artworks around your home

More and more Architects discover the advantages of Living Walls to make a building more sustainable. Facade greening has the same benefits as Green Roofs, the Living Walls can help to cool a building in summer and keep it warmer in winter. Living Walls around and inside your home makes it possible to have plants... Lees verder →

How Plants improve your business profit

Working in a green environment has many advantages for businesses, from one-man businesses to multinationals, where the investment in green soon may have a positive effect on the operating result of your company. In many cases plants in and around the company, prompted by ignorance,  are most of the time the final item on the... Lees verder →

Handyside Gardens London by Dan Pearson Studio

The garden is situded on the Thames wich makes it a unique location. The owners of this garden are keen gardeners but don't have the time for a full maintenance garden. The solution Dan Pearson made is a garden wich is divided in two parts, full space, with abundant planting, and empty space, with little or... Lees verder →

The Plants of the Winning Gardens at Chelsea

The Garden Designers did their very best but the real winners are the plants!  The planting Lists of 3 gardens, tomorrow 3 other gardens. Brand Alley Garden Designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes - Aquilegia vulgaris - Achillea millefolium - Achillea mill. ‘Red Velvet’ - Allium nigrum - Anchusa ‘Dropmore’ Artemesia absynthium - Ballota pseudodictamnus - Briza maxima... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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.... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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