Tag Archives: Landscape Architecture

Gardening with Shrubs

Books For Christmas 2014 There are not many books around that will actually teach you to use shrubs effectively in your garden. Too many shrub books are written by experts and focus on the plants at the expense of design; … Continue reading

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Native Plant Gardens in The Netherlands known as Heemparken

With the opening of the new Native Plant Garden at the New York Botanical Gardens earlier this month I was inspired to pay a return visit to the heempark in Amstelveen which is recognised as one of Europe’s best. The … Continue reading

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Inside-out Garden Design

Is garden design in a rut created by the way we are taught to approach it? Perhaps it is the result of the scale of modern-day gardens that we think in terms of boundaries and what we can place within … Continue reading

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Naturalistic Planting?

First published in ThinkinGardens last month, my article about new trends in planting design succeeded in triggering a lively debate about the meaning, not only of the term naturalistic planting, but the motives for garden making in the twenty first … Continue reading

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Small Gardens in the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Germany – Part Two

The two hundred hectares of the Landscape Park in Duisburg is big enough for the largest of festivals both within its many converted industrial buildings and across its open tracts and wooded areas. There are numerous places to loose oneself, … Continue reading

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Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Germany – Part One

I wrote recently about the need for planting designs to be created in response to their setting or situation. My recent visit to a park in Germany, the so-called landscape park in Duisburg, confirmed my point and at the same … Continue reading

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