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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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 →

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... Lees verder →

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... 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 →

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 →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

The Edinburgh Gardens Rain Garden in Melbourne.

Melbourne has experienced some years of drought and this project was to replace the existing need for potable water being used to irrigate the  parks and gardens.The Edinburgh Gardens Rain Garden designed by GHD pty Ltd is to provide a sustainable source of treated stormwater for the parks mature trees and sporting fields in a... Lees verder →

Public Park on top of Logrono Railway Station

Logrono's ( Spain ) Railway Station needed to be upgraded for new High-speed Rail. So plans were made for the whole site, five new residential towers are build, the renovated railway-station and a new public park. The railway-station is topped with grasses and other vegetation and serves as public park. Four towers pop up from... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

Going Small in Texas.

  Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The container measures a narrow and long 8 by 40 feet; Hill asked that a portion of the square footage be... Lees verder →

A Bridget the Midget Home in Wales.

A budget of  3000 Pounds was all there is to build a home by Simon Dale . Simon had to prove he could be the Architect and Builder all at the same time. and he managed. With £3,000, a few simple tools, and a little help from his father-in-law and friends, Simon constructed an extraordinary... Lees verder →

EcoCool Cleans your Grey-water.

The EcoCool is a new waterfilter designed by Ardovan Mirhosseini. Grey-water can be reused,the EcoCool  cleans waste-water from your sink and shower . The water passes two filters and after this it can be used for watering plants(Garden) or cleaning the car. The filter can be used for cooling the bathroom or any other space.

Dutch Green Buildings Awards

Yesterday for the first time the winners of the Dutch Green Building Award where presented. This competition is organized by Trade-Magazine Dak & Gevel Groen(Green Walls & Roofs). Three winners in there Category,green roofs 0ver 1000 m2,250-1000 m2 and smaller 250 m2 . First price winner in category over 1000 m2 is the new office... Lees verder →

London Eye Flying Garden

One of Britain's leading Garden and Landscape-designer Andy Sturgeon created this flying garden for EDF London Eye as part of London's Southbank and Bankside Cultural Quarter Cityscapes Festival. The inaugural Cityscapes garden design festival takes place over the summer at venues such as the Old Vic Tunnels, Architecture Foundation and Design Museum. It showcases the... Lees verder →

Spindow, window with planter

The Spindow window can be turned and the adaptable planter makes this design multi-functional. The design is from JunkYung Kim & Jonggu Do . Growing plants can be switched from indoor to outdoor in a second.

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