The 15th International Garden Festival | Grand-Métis, Canada

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Pink Punch | Nicholas Croft & Michaela MacLeod, USA | Image Credit Louise Tanguay

Recently, the 15th edition of the International Garden Festival opened presenting 22 contemporary gardens at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens. Imagined by sixty-five designers from Seoul, Santiago de Compostela, New York, Philadelphia, Basel, Amsterdam, Paris and Montreal, these installations invite visitors to enter and contemplate new ways of seeing the landscape and the world.

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Bosco Verticale/Vertical Forest | Milan Italy | Boeri Studio

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Image Credit | Barreca & LaVarra

The Vertical Forest project aims to build high-density tower blocks with trees within the city. The first example of a Vertical Forest is currently under construction in Milan in Porta Nuova Isola area, part of a larger redevelopment project developed by Hines Italia with two towers which are 80 metres and 112 metres tall respectively, and which will be able to hold 480 big and medium size trees, 250 small size trees, 11.000 groundcover plants and 5.000 shrubs (the equivalent of a hectare of forest).

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New Capability Brown website is launched as countdown to 300th Birthday celebrations

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A group of organisations, landowners and individuals have come together to create a website dedicated to the life and work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown as the first step towards marking the 300th anniversary of his birth in 2016. The Capability Brown 300 Celebration and Festival websiteis being created by Kolab and will be completed in three phases.  Once completed it will be the first website to commemorate Brown’s work and legacy, provide an extensive directory of the many landscapes he created and host a portal of forthcoming events and activities taking place in the Birthday year.

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EVENT | Fresh Kills Park Sneak Peak 2013 | Sunday 29 September

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Celebrate the future of NYC parks at Freshkills Park’s 4th  annual Sneak Peak. The former landfill on Staten Island’s western shore is being transformed into the City’s largest park but is not yet open to the public. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get a first look! This year’s event offers more than three miles of walking and biking paths.  Free activities include kayaking, free bike share, numerous public artworks and performances, balloon aerial photography, science talks, food trucks, climbing walls,  and pony rides for the kids. There will be continuous shuttle bus service to and from the St. George Ferry Terminal.
The event is FREE and open to the public.

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IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr Teatown Trails

EOI | Natural History Museum | Civic Realm Competition

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Image Credit | Flickr coolinsights

The Natural History Museum calls for Expressions of Interest in Civic Realm Competition. In 2012, the museum created a Masterplan Development Framework, intended to serve as a charter to guide and underpin development at the NHM for the next 25 years.  A key project for early delivery is a revived grounds – the re-ordering of the extensive gardens and access-ways in order to improve the visitor experience, enhance the setting of the Grade I listed building and reconcile the overlapping uses of the space.

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