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22 Dec 2016

2017 Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar

Jan 12, 2017
Brown Auditorium in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, president and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will deliver the River Oaks Garden Club’s Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar. Drawing heavily on the work of The Cultural Landscape Foundation with many of our collaborators, this lecture, entitled “Make Visible, Instill Value, and Engage the Public in Our Shared Landscape Heritage”, will highlight a diversity of resource types throughout Houston, Texas and the Nation, emphasizing stewardship strategies and opportunities for public engagement.

Topics to be addressed:

What is the foundational knowledge that informs stewardship/interpretation of our landscape legacy? How do we assign value and assess significance for landscapes like Hermann Park and Rienzi? How can we work (and communicate) holistically across multiple disciplines? How do we make a landscape’s layers of history, (a.k.a. “palimpsest”), at a cultural landscape like Memorial Park or Emancipation Park known and understood? Then, armed with this foundational knowledge, how can we tell these stories to the broadest possible public?

22 Dec 2016

ALIA announces the dates for 2017 Festival

The International Festival of Landscape Architecture is designed to position landscape architecture as a leading profession in shaping a better future for Australia. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the National Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties, talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations. is designed to position landscape architecture as a leading profession in shaping a better future for Australia. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the National Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties, talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations.
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17 Dec 2016

2017 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award: Call for Nominations

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honor that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognises a living landscape architect whose achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture. The award is bestowed annually on an individual whose work and achievements merit this recognition.
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17 Dec 2016

Contemporary Front yard

A pleasing front yard with a steel grey blue tiled walk way. Its contemporary and with the clean cut lines gives a very officious look. More suited for a person with a real professional outlook in life and with a corporate veneer. Definitely wont suit the more bohemian minded folks as a personality! This is one of my favourite ways of passing the time…. trying to actually be able to describe a person just by looking at the front yard or the landscaping in general. I have been amazed at some of my deductions! You try it too when you have time on your hands!


04 Dec 2016

Dubai Property Show in India

There’s no other city in the world quite like Dubai. A bustling metropolis that offers the complete package in terms of quality of life, both personally and professionally. Now, poised to take advantage of a revival of fortunes, Dubai is the favoured destination for investors looking to live, and invest long-term.

According to NatWest’s latest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Report, Dubai is now number three in the table of nations offering the best quality of life for those looking to emigrate from India. Investing in a property in Dubai is probably the best way to get the most from this progressive destination – now and in the long-term. And the Dubai Property Show is your place to start looking at the fantastic property developments in Dubai – right here in Mumbai – India from 09th -11th December 2016.

Dates: 09th, 10th & 11th DEC 2016
Venue: MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)

04 Dec 2016

Wood Patio

This patio is almost all in wood to stunning effect. The fire feature and the extension of the roof are extraordinary. The steel blue colour of the exterior of the patio gives it a brilliant effect of the pool reflecting onto the exterior of the patio. The cane furniture gives it a further grunge look. The floor could have done with a darker polish. All in all, a spectacular patio… just perfect for your breakfast outside and even beeter for a cocktail evening!

21 Nov 2016

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit

The fifth edition of the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will take place on 15-16 May 2017 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. As the only landscape focused conference in Dubai, the event emphasizes on the region’s commitment to the sustainable growth of green spaces and will outline innovative approaches to green transformation. As the region’s leading landscaping event, the summit aims to promote investment in green infrastructure and present the diverse opportunities and obstacles faced in increasing green landscapes in the city.

21 Nov 2016

Excellent article from Houzz

Whether it’s a manicured front lawn, stone-paved pathway or intricate landscape design, landscapes benefit from the same attention to detail that the interior of your home does. Well-executed landscaping ideas can upgrade your home’s entire aesthetic, and the right plants, flowers and shrubbery can greatly enhance your curb appeal by adding color, texture and even fragrance to your yard.

Before starting on your new landscape design, survey your area and make some notes; you cannot concretely consider certain landscape decorating ideas unless you identify what kind of climate you are living in, how much you are willing to spend and how much space you have to work with. Additionally, as you browse several landscape ideas and landscape pictures and make notes about the designs and landscapes that really jump out at you, keep in mind what level of ongoing maintenance is actually feasible.

If you love working with plants, a large rose or vegetable garden is the perfect use of land; if you live in a hot or dry area, consider drought-tolerant landscape ideas. If you have younger kids, consider what they would enjoy as well, such as a large grassy area or a playground, swing set or pool. Think about what your family would use the most, as well as what would help boost your resell value in the long run. Lastly, when it comes to landscapes, be sure to consider different front and backyard ideas, as they are separate entities that serve two very different purposes.

17 Nov 2016

Brick and blue stone pavers

Somehow I am fascinated by brick pavers. They keep testing my creative limits and I am surprised by how adaptable these garden paths are to different materials. These brick and blue stone pavers form just the perfect materials for a grunge look against overgrown leafy sides. For more ideas on embellishing your back yard or your front yard please call me on +971521153355.

04 Nov 2016


A beautiful, contemporary, clean landscaped corner with astonishing colors. I love the bunch of greens and the small water body and the clean cut lines which at the same time make it homely and earthy. Not our work but its definitely quite interesting!
Box cut lines