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Palmstead Workshop 2012 & Eelco Hooftman

Palmstead Workshop 2012 & Eelco Hooftman

I was so impressed with the Palmstead Workshop I attended last week, I couldn’t fit it all in one post! Whilst I was inspired and entertained by the talks given by renowned designers Sarah Eberle and James Alexander-Sinclair, as a fellow landscape architect, my favourite speaker of the day was Eelco Hooftman ex. Gross Max. … Continue reading

Sussex Prairie’s Delights

Sussex Prairie’s Delights

Sussex Prairies brought to mind a wild and windswept scene of colourful, meadow grasses in naturalistic setting like the US Prairies of Arizona. Well, I was not disappointed! BALI‘s jamboree to this well-kept secret was a designer’s delight offering a wealth of inspiration. The owners and designers, Paul & Pauline McBride were themselves inspired by … Continue reading

Top Japanese Garden

Top Japanese Garden

For the last 8 years, The Adachi Museum of Art in Shimane, Japan has been chosen as the best garden by the American Journal of Japanese Gardening, and I think you can see why. Unfortunately, I have not had the privilege of visiting it, yet, but it appeals to me for it’s breathtakingly simple blend of natural … Continue reading

Stoss Landscape Urbanism: Smithsonian NDA Winner 2012

Stoss Landscape Urbanism: Smithsonian NDA Winner 2012

This year’s Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum which celebrates outstanding achievement in design this autumn is to be awarded to Stoss Landscape Urbanism for Landscape Architecture. The award will be presented on October 17 during National Design Week. From the Cooper Hewitt site ‘Stoss Landscape Urbanism is a Boston-based collaborative design and planning studio that operates … Continue reading

A Very British Drought Tolerant Garden

A Very British Drought Tolerant Garden

Even though we’ve just had the wettest April in recorded history, most of Britain is on a hosepipe ban again this summer, in fact the UK has been suffering from long dry winters for a few years now, our climate is most definitely changing, and despite all the rain this April, the long term view … Continue reading