The plans for this 1,200 foot bridge (which is destined to span the Thames from the South Bank to Temple) are an outstanding collaboration between architect Thomas Heatherwick and garden designer Dan Pearson.  Scheduled to open in 2018, the construction begins in Italy this year (2016) and, if all goes according to plan, the bridge… Read More


An interesting installation in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London, by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas.  Triangular raised beds – themselves raised on scaffolding and viewed from above, are filled with soil from parks and open spaces in and around London (including Buckingham Palace gardens and also RHS Wisley).  Nothing is planted in the beds… Read More


2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (known thus, so they say, because of his habit of saying to garden owners/potential clients  “yes, this garden definitely has capability”!) Whilst the current layout of the garden primarily dates back to the 19th century, Brown was responsible for… Read More