Plant Nurseries of Guangzhou, China

A recent trip to the plant nurseries of Guangzhou, formerly Canton, the capital of China’s Guangdong province, revealed the scale of China’s landscape industry.

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Olives of Apulia


Valle d’Itria in Apulia near Bari is well-known for the trulli, Medieval agricultural buildings which punctuate the landscape with their conical roofs. However, the valley is also worth a visit for its stunning fields of monumental olive trees, especially along the coast between Ostuni and Monopoli.

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Italy, FV, Olives, Roman

On my recent visit to Japan I was given these two beautiful books - The Traditional Colours of Japan and The Traditional Japanese Colour Palette.

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DP, Japan, Colour, Books

I was asked out to the opening of The Garden Show at the beginning of June. I was one of five guest designers to create an exhibit at the garden show and there were seven competition entries. 

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DP, Millennium Forest, Hokkaido Garden Festival, Japan, Gardens

A trip to Shanghai to meet with potential new clients

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Shanghai, China, Yu Garden

Tulip Trial 2012


This year we tried out a range of new tulips (as well as some old favourites) down on the farm.

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Tulips, Plant Trials



Lanzarote has proven to be a popular destination amongst staff members and friends this year. Far away from the crowded southern seashores, the north offers some of the most fascinating landscape scenes of the entire island.

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Lanzarote, Cesar Manrique, FV

Heidi's funeral was on Tuesday, and her family asked us to do the flowers, both for the church and for her coffin.

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HM, Heidi Harvey