Naples Botanical Garden Set to Open – November 14

November 6, 2009,AEDT

The Naples Botanical Garden (that WLA previously reported on) will be officially opened to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009. “This is the world’s first significant tropical botanical garden to open in decades and the only garden in the U.S. with a superstar design team,” Holley | Read More

Royal Horticultural Show Display landscape recycled for school

November 2, 2009,AEDT

24dash.com reports Horticultural specialists are developing a school garden in Wirral using recycled materials from the Tatton Park Royal Horticultural Show……. They are using reclaimed timber, to create a pergola and planters, as well as recycled plants, stones and galvanised steel for seating, worth around £1,200……. Read more at the | Read More

Landscaping With a Lighter Touch – NYTimes.com

October 29, 2009,AEDT

A recent article by William L. Hamilton at the New York Times about landscaping enhancing property values interviewed some landscape architects and clients and many drew the conclusion that people are heading towards more low maintenance gardens with few features. Out with the outdoor kitchen and in with the kitchen garden. More | Read More

Growers’ markets taking root in inner Sydney

October 21, 2009,AEDT

Central Sydney(Newspaper) reports “The plan is to make Chippendale into an urban farm with food available where we live and work and even growing vines on otherwise hot empty walls,” Mr Mobbs said. Meanwhile, more than half the land used by Sydney’s market gardens is likely to disappear under developers | Read More

Waynesboro to host Urban Tree Workshop

September 9, 2009,AEDT

The News Leader reports On Thursday, hundreds of arborists and other agricultural workers will flock to Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park for a workshop about growing and maintaining healthy trees in a crowded urban environment. The Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Urban Forest Council sponsor various workshops around the state, | Read More

Planting the landscape from 400 years ago

September 3, 2009,AEDT

A stylised native woodland is being planted at Schwartz Plaza at New York University by George Reis, N.Y.U.’s supervisor of sustainable landscapes. The Manhatta project inspired Reis to propose the landscape using plants from before settlement of Manhattan. The design was completed by Darrell Morrison after Reis won the funds from | Read More

Drought blamed for dead trees in Texas

September 3, 2009,AEDT

Currently the drought is continuing in Texas and as a result hundreds of Austin’s 300,000 trees have died this summer due to drought. Native species such as live oak and hackberry have perished due to drought and an intense summer. Currently Austin is cutting down the dead city trees and | Read More

Taipei to hold Internation Flora Expo in 2010

September 1, 2009,AEDT

Taipei, Taiwan will hold a International Gardening and Horticulture Expo from the Nov. 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. The expo will showcase the indigenous vegetation and be a unique fusion of horticulture and technology. The Expo site is 91.8 hectacres with 14 pavillions and four areas featuring different themes. | Read More

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