Gardens of the Deadly Sins – Chaumont Garden Festival

In 22 seasons, almost 580 gardens have been designed at the International Garden Festival in Chaumont sur Loire, France. The diversity and the high quality of the projects have contributed to the Festival’s international reputation, which has become a meeting place for displaying the work of a new generation of landscape gardeners, architects, designers or gardeners. Gardens … Doorgaan met het lezen van Gardens of the Deadly Sins – Chaumont Garden Festival

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 Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

Waterperry gardens are steeped in history, with the famous, purely herbaceous border dating back to the 1930s when the indomitable Beatrix Havergal established her School of Horticulture for Ladies. While there are no formal plans for the garden from that time, her general planting principles are still followed today.Running more than 200 feet along the … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

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

Major Johnston’s Jardin de la Madone in Menton

Jardin de la Madone also known as Serre de la Madone (Hill of the Madonna) is located in Menton in southern France. The garden is famous for the design and the collection of rare plantings and of course for the man who created this beautiful garden, Lawrence Johnston. Major Johnston traveled to all corners of … Doorgaan met het lezen van Major Johnston’s Jardin de la Madone in Menton

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

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

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. Stand on the bridge or *Teahouse balcony, watch the fish glide by, listen to the waterfall tumbling into the pool, sit in the Zen viewing … Doorgaan met het lezen van East meets West – Cornwall Japanese Garden

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

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Telegraph Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van New Impulse for Denbigshire Garden

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

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

The beautiful Le Jardin Plume in Normandy

The Quibels bought these seven acres of flat, sheep-grazed orchard in 1996. After several months, the master plan for the garden was ready it had to be a garden in the French formal style but with a planting in a modern mix of grasses and perennials with a natural wild look. Patrick & Sylvie prefer … Doorgaan met het lezen van The beautiful Le Jardin Plume in Normandy

Twin Trees Pavilion, mixing artificial and natural atmosphere.

Shanghai based Atelier Archmixing has recently changed a former pigpen into a cozy pavilion in a small traditional town located in Yangtze Delta area( China.) It is a supplement for two traditional style residences, providing an extra place for meeting and recreation, just nearby a hill planted with orange trees. Two big trees, a 20-year-old … Doorgaan met het lezen van Twin Trees Pavilion, mixing artificial and natural atmosphere.

Stone Edge Farm by Andrea Cochran

The predominantly flat, open site called for bold gestures to balance the strong forms of the architects studio. A trilogy of structures – observatory – spa – stone pyramid are grounded by linear forms. The pyramid is made out of re-used stone from the old garden. Ancient olive trees take care of natural structure and … Doorgaan met het lezen van Stone Edge Farm by Andrea Cochran

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.

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.

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.

Blue Ridge House ,Virginia has Geo-thermal Energy.

It's not only the superb location , the foot of Blue Ridge mountain , but also the energy-source  of the Blue Ridge House what makes this house so special. The house's heating and cooling from geo-thermal energy , 10 geo-thermal wells make this possible   The location of the Blue Ridge House is a 200 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Blue Ridge House ,Virginia has Geo-thermal Energy.

New Klyde Warren Park Built over I-35 Freeway in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas residents have a new public park opened last saturday , the Klyde warren park. The park adds the much needed  green to this city. The park is built on a cap  over the I-35 freeway and it reconnects downtown Dallas with the city's Uptown neighborhood, healing a small portion of the gash created by the … Doorgaan met het lezen van New Klyde Warren Park Built over I-35 Freeway in Dallas, Texas.

Nathan Phillips Square Podium Toronto Largest Roof Garden of Canada.

The original design for Nathan Phillips Square podium in Toronto,Canada is from Finnish Architect Viljo Revell as a public ceremonial space made accessible by a giant sculptural ramp.This space proved to be a grim, paved void, remaining closed to the public for over a decade. Today, this heritage site is the largest publicly accessible green roof … Doorgaan met het lezen van Nathan Phillips Square Podium Toronto Largest Roof Garden of Canada.

Sustainable Garden for Falco Art-collector.

The owner of this house , situated in Falco United States , a high-end contemporary art-collector , desired a contemporary sculpture/residence to both himself and his art-collection . The owner is raised in NorthDakota and wished for the design to reflect the prairie archetypes . The design for the garden is low-maintenance and planted with … Doorgaan met het lezen van Sustainable Garden for Falco Art-collector.