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 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) The Frick Collection’s Russell Page Viewing Garden is an important work of art—and an essential … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Russell Page Garden at the Frick to be “Destroyed”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The Travessa Vertical Garden Home.

This house build in 2012 has great plant-features , the first great green wall is the front of this Residential Single Family House. The green walls are perfect for the climate-control of the house, in the summer they absorb sunlight and keep the house cool.The spaces in this Box-house are all connected by one staircase … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Travessa Vertical Garden Home.

Portal of Awareness in Mexico-city.

One of the major roads in Mexico-city ( Paseo de la Reforma ) is chosen by Coffee-giant Nestle for it's Portal of Awareness-project. Nestle commissioned Architect Rojkind Arquitectos to make a design , a dynamic urban installation comprised of no fewer than 1,497 metal coffee cups. The main structure consist of 41 arches connected te each … Doorgaan met het lezen van Portal of Awareness in Mexico-city.

Japanese Botanical Garden illuminated with millions of LED-Lights.

The Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden in Japan is ready for Christmas , millions of LED-Lights in the Botanical Garden make a fantastical Winter Wonderland. The Light-show is much appreciated and by the public chosen as " Best Light Show of the Country" . Green,Blue and Pink LED-Lights are representing the changing morning Light. Violet … Doorgaan met het lezen van Japanese Botanical Garden illuminated with millions of LED-Lights.

Mediterranean Interior Garden Wageningen, The Netherlands.

The office building of Alterra in Wageningen,The Netherlands has two gardens ( 2000 m2 ) inside the building. The garden help with the buildings climate-control and create a better environment to the people working in this building. All the rooms are connected to the garden for optimal benefits. The design for the interior gardens is … Doorgaan met het lezen van Mediterranean Interior Garden Wageningen, The Netherlands.