Garden of 10,000 bridges 万桥园 opens at Xian Expo: West 8

April 29, 2011,AEDT

The International Horticultural Expo in Xian, China opened on 28th April. The Garden of 10,000 bridges by West 8 is complete along with many other display gardens. Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. Our garden represents the human life, the path of people’s lifetime. This path | Read More

Construction begins on Xian International Horticultural Exhibition

November 30, 2010,AEDT

With just under 150 days to go before the opening of 2011 International Horticultural Exhibition to be held in Xian, China (西安, 陕西) construction is in full swing on the gardens including West 8’s Garden of 10.000 Bridges (pictured above). Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. | Read More

New Botanical Garden in Shanghai [VIDEO]

June 29, 2010,AEDT

In May 2010, a new botanical garden Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Park 上海辰山植物园 (Shanghai’s 2nd botanical garden) opened after 3 years of construction. The project was apart of improvement works by the government for the 2010 EXPO. The Botanic Park was designed by Christoph Valentien of  Valentien + Valentien  Landscape Architects and | Read More

Planting starts at London Olympic Park wetland

June 24, 2010,AEDT

The first of 4,000 new semi-mature trees are taking root in the London’s Olympic Park with around 100 ash, cherry and hazel trees, grown in Hampshire, already planted. The first of 300,000 wetland plants, grown in Norfolk and Wales for the UK’s largest ever urban river and wetland planting, were laid | Read More

Interview with Tree Museum Landscape architect – Enzo Enea [VIDEO]

June 21, 2010,AEDT

Deutsche Welle channel recently posted a video on Youtube in which they interviewed Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea about his Tree Museum which  recently opened in Rapperswil-Jona on the shore of  Lake Zurich, Switzerland. SOURCE: Youtube Video Credit: Deutsche Welle

Malaysian designers told to return to rain forest and cultural roots

November 30, 2009,AEDT

The Star.com.my reports A prominent landscape designer urged Malaysian designers to put natural beauty and art back into its garden designs and return to her tropical forest roots. Made Wijaya, a landscape designer, said local designers should look towards the rich local culture like those in Kelantan and Terengganu for | Read More

Annapolis’ floating wetland

November 24, 2009,AEDT

baltimoresun.com reports Annapolis intends to test a floating island in a local lagoon that, if successful, could help clean the water in the Chesapeake Bay, according to Mayor Ellen O. Moyer…… Floating islands are created from recycled plastics and planted with wetland plants that soak up nutrients from the water, | Read More

The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the green walls as food production. He also states that at | Read More

Urban Garden inside Bank of America

November 20, 2009,AEDT

WRT’s New York office have installed living sculptures in the Urban Garden Room at Bank of America Tower’s 60-foot high street-level atrium space at One Bryant Park, New York. The Durst Organization, the building’s owner and developer, commissioned WRT to create an appropriate – natural – signature for New York | Read More

Canada’s biggest green roof was technically challenging: LA

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Journal of Commerce reports The biggest living roof in Canada is surrounded by water on three sides, and the marine deck on which the building sits is supported by stilt-like piles. It also features slopes of up to 53 per cent. Bruce Hemstock, of PWL Partnership, a Vancouver landscape architecture | Read More

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