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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Plants for great autumn colors

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Leaning Pine Arboretum California

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH

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. Herbaceous … Doorgaan met het lezen van Broadleas House Gardens – Valley of Charm

Brown is also a color, Autumn in Piet Oudolf Hummelo Garden

‘You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes – nature or the longing for nature. ‘ Allowing the garden to decompose , he added, meets an emotional need in people ‘you accept death. You don’t take the plants out, because they still look … Doorgaan met het lezen van Brown is also a color, Autumn in Piet Oudolf Hummelo Garden

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Sussex Prairie Garden, American meadows in Britain

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Seven Ponds Farm Virginia by Nelson-Byrd-Woltz

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Woodland Garden in Arcadia National Park

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Urban Oasis in Concrete Jungle

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Noel Kingsbury’s Experimental Grounds

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Living Walls as Artworks around your home

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van How Plants improve your business profit

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Handyside Gardens London by Dan Pearson Studio

Chelsea Flower Show – Designers do their best, the Plants do the rest

Garden Designers do their best, the Plants do the rest. Another 2 Gardens and the plants of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014.   The Massachusetts Garden     Designed by Susannah Hunter & Catherine MacDonald - Ammophila breviligulata - American beachgrass - Ammophila arenaria - English Beach Grass - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry - … Doorgaan met het lezen van Chelsea Flower Show – Designers do their best, the Plants do the rest

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Plants of the Winning Gardens at Chelsea

Iron Mountain House, a Connecticut Meadow in the backyard.

Iron Mountain House is a design for a contemporary residence on a 300-acre working farm in northwestern Connecticut. The gardens around the home make a invisible connection with the surrounding landscape. Corten steel raised beds in the garden connects with the different levels in the landscape partly due to the granite ledges. The sleek granite … Doorgaan met het lezen van Iron Mountain House, a Connecticut Meadow in the backyard.

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. The forms of the different plants in your border are important. Wild plants are in better … Doorgaan met het lezen van GO WILD! 30 Plants for a Naturalistic Planting Design

Cambo, from 12th Century Garden & Victorian Garden to Dutch Wave

The history of the Cambo Estate (is located to the south of St Andrews in the East of Fife, Scotland). goes back to the 12th century,but the design of the garden is very much up to date. Whatever you look for in gardens, you are sure to find it in this iconic Victorian walled garden with … Doorgaan met het lezen van Cambo, from 12th Century Garden & Victorian Garden to Dutch Wave

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van NYBG Native Plant Garden

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. … Doorgaan met het lezen van Go Wild with Roses

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Piet Oudolf – The Dutch Dream

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van GO WILD! Guide for Naturalistic Planting Design

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van URBANFLORA PROFILE…..Carrie Preston

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Nature prominent in Nordfjell Designs

Jones Road Garden, Naturalistic Design by Adam Woodruff

‘Jones Road Garden’ in Girard, Illinois, is a wonderful example in wich way Adam Woodruff brings his customers into contact with nature and the greater landscape. In an earlier article (TuinenStruinen) on one of his designs: The Gardens at the Bank of Springfield was discribed how Adam Woodruff is inspired by traveling to a lot … Doorgaan met het lezen van Jones Road Garden, Naturalistic Design by Adam Woodruff

Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore

The 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. The 12-story high tower features massive curvaceous, solar-powered sky-gardens that appear to be an extension of the adjacent city park. Among its many … Doorgaan met het lezen van Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore

Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.

Los Angeles based artist Stephen Glassman has this great idea to turn old Billboards into lushy gardens. The artist wants to create living cloud forests and by doing this creating some breathing space for the car-drivers . For URBANFLORA only one thing is important " more green in the city" and this is another example … Doorgaan met het lezen van Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.

Biowonder-New Green Bank in Calcutta.

"Men first make buildings and then the buildings make men" say this project's designers. "We are an integral part of nature, every rhythm or natural phenomenon around us brings biochemical changes in our body. For example, the changes in the sunlight around us influence the ebbing and flow of hormone in our body. It controls … Doorgaan met het lezen van Biowonder-New Green Bank in Calcutta.

New- Solar Powered – Sustainsable Base for NASA.

NASA has built a new facility at the entrance of the Amess Research Center in Silicon Valley . The new sustainable base is completely solar-powered . The building and landscape are design 'native to place' - they capitalise on the natural resources of its location and blend seamlessly with their contextual environment and culture. The … Doorgaan met het lezen van New- Solar Powered – Sustainsable Base for NASA.

New Linear Park at Embassy Gardens, London.

London-City just presented their plans for a new City-park , the new "Linear Park" winds it's way through a new housing development project . This project is taken place right now and goes from Vauxhall to New Battersea Power-station. The site is currently occupied by some old industrial depots and New Covent Garden , the … Doorgaan met het lezen van New Linear Park at Embassy Gardens, London.

The Trellis “Garden House” .

Looking at this design you probably recognize the wooden Trellis as the one we use in gardens to assist Climbing Plants. And indeed it is the idea behind these trellis-walls. Nature can go wild against these walls and make these walls into great vertical-gardens.   The relatively simple crisscrossing wooden trellises span from ground to … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Trellis “Garden House” .

Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.

The Roof-gardens in this project are connecting a series of independent buildings. The buildings have various functions used by family-members.The roofs provide insulation, clean air and even edible produce but are also linked together by a system of bridges and stairs.   Sadly (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), this critical design choice would not … Doorgaan met het lezen van Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.

London Rolling Bridge .

Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet. The aim was to make the movement the … Doorgaan met het lezen van London Rolling Bridge .

Floating on a Forest.

Tree-houses are a dream of every boy but for some boys this dream becomes reality. This Tree-house floats above the tree-tops is made of metal and wood.   Set on a series of thin metal stilts (with tension rods to prevent torque), the design by HSWSG is a Japanese weekend getaway both apart from and … Doorgaan met het lezen van Floating on a Forest.

Living in a Jungle at Home.

The "Elok House" is a real Plant-home , it's not just an interior-plant that makes the trick but in this home a complete jungle or forest makes the difference.   With more plants and trees than you can shake a stick at, each room has a combination of green growth that goes beyond simple decorative … Doorgaan met het lezen van Living in a Jungle at Home.

Four Roof-gardens and Forty Birch-trees ; The Muse in London.

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects’ own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. "The Muse" is a Energy Efficient Solar-powered home located in Newington Green in North London. The home is topped with 4 roof-gardens,40 trees and two meadows. If … Doorgaan met het lezen van Four Roof-gardens and Forty Birch-trees ; The Muse in London.