Monthly Archives: May 2021

New memorial garden plan for tragic teacher supported by students

ELMS Bank School and Unsworth Community Hub will be holding a number of charity plant sales to raise funds for the establishment of a school reflection garden. The sales take place on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at […]

Piet Oudolf and Peter Veenstra on ‘Sharawadgi’ in Garden Design

designboom (DB): this new exhibition is entitled “in search of the sharawadgi”. What does this term mean to you and how does it relate to your work? peter veenstra (PV): the literal word sharawadgi is gibberish and means nothing. it was Sir William Temple’s best memory of an oriental term to describe the natural and […]

London College of Garden Design launches Horti: Couture to explore the relationship between gardens and fashion

For centuries, plants and gardens have clearly influenced the fashion sensibility. The London College of Garden Design has announced its fall events schedule to include a conference that will explore the relationship between plants, gardens and fashion. LCGD Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said: “For centuries, plants and gardens have clearly had an influence on fashion […]

Biden Ends Trump’s “Heroes Garden” Plan; 6 statues from Alabama would have been included

President Joe Biden canceled ex-President Donald Trump’s plans for a “National Garden of American Heroes” that would have included statues of six Alabamians. Trump’s executive order called for the creation of a statuary park to honor Americans of historic significance. The park, first announced during a speech by Trump on Mount Rushmore in 2020, was […]

Paradise Found: London Gallery Showcases Art Inspired by Islamic Garden Design | Biodiversity

An in many heavenly gardens, especially those inspired by Islamic culture, a fountain can be found at the heart of the quadrilateral garden created inside the gallery of the Aga Khan Center in King’s Cross, London. However, this fountain does not throw water, but beautiful intricate paper strips with laser-cut flowers made by Berlin-based American […]

Garden landscaping features that add to the value of your home

We earn commission for products purchased through certain links in this article. When it comes to adding value to your home, you shouldn’t overlook garden landscaping. Far from being a nice but non-essential addition, a well-landscaped and thoughtful garden design can add substantial additional value to a home when you decide to sell it. However, […]

Garden landscaping features that add value to your home

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How to create a Mediterranean garden: design inspiration

Recreating the ambiance of a Mediterranean garden is easier than you might imagine. Also, with the forecast of hot, dry summers, it is increasingly important to make our gardens more drought resistant. A Mediterranean garden is full of low maintenance, fragrant and architectural plants; gravel and paving replace time-consuming lawns, and seating areas and potted […]