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The Urban Orchard

The Urban Orchard
Back in Shakespeare’s day much of the South Bank was covered by gardens and orchards. This month, Bankside will once more acquire an orchard – with a community garden in Union Street as part of the London Architecture Festival. On the weekend 3-4 July there will be a plant adoption programme run by the charmingly named Wayward Plant Registry, and workshops on biodiversity and growing your own food. Get up early on 4 July and you can take a guided walk to see Southwark’s bird life...
June 18th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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Tea & Garden Tour at Green Springs Garden

Tea & Garden Tour at Green Springs Garden
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the historical gardens at Green Spring gardens & Manor, one of DC’s preeminent places for horticulture located in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by afternoon tea service. The house dates back to 1784 when farmer and land owner John Moss built Green Spring, the brick home on his 540 acre farm in Alexandria, Virginia.  What were once tobacco fields were turned into farmlands that produced wheat, corn, oats and rye, plus livestock.  Three generations of Moss’s lived...
May 31st, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Escape Busy Sydney in Chinese Garden of Friendship

Escape Busy Sydney in Chinese Garden of Friendship
... Chinese Garden of Friendship were a bicentenary gift to Sydney from its sister city Guangdong. Chinese landscape architects developed the gardens with traditional design principles in mind. The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney One of the most famous features in the gardens is The Dragon Wall. It shows two coloured dragons, representing Sydney and Guangdong. A pearl between them represents their bond. The Water Pavilion should also not be missed. Water symbolises the earth’s spirit, and it...
May 3rd, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 2
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Cocktails and Fresh Food in the Garden

Cocktails and Fresh Food in the Garden
Every Thursday night from May until September, Atlanta Botanical gardens (map) will be hosting Cocktails in the Garden from 6-10 pm. This is the only opportunity for the public to experience the blooming spring gardens at night while sampling garden-fresh light appetizers and supporting local and sustainably-grown food. Guests will have the chance to see the Atlanta skyline in the evening while enjoying fresh appetizers as chefs provide live demos in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. A live DJ will...
April 30th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cocktail party, environmental friendly, gardens

Flower Fields Coming to a Close

Flower Fields Coming to a Close
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April 27th, 2010 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: gardens, Outdoors & Recreation

Weekend Azalea & Garden Festival in Bethesda

Weekend Azalea & Garden Festival in Bethesda
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April 14th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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Pioneer Square’s Waterfall Garden is Urban Oasis

Pioneer Square’s Waterfall Garden is Urban Oasis
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March 23rd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
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Houston In Bloom

Houston In Bloom
... and a wonderful “Plant Search” engine. Who: Houston Chronicle Online Where: Houston Grows is on Twitter and Facebook Bayou Bend gardens, Museum of Fine Arts Houston The legendary Miss Ima Hogg once lived at Bayou Bend and it exists now as a monument to her life and work.  She created gardens “intended to be outdoor rooms for living and entertaining” according to the MFAH website.  There are 8 distinct sections at the Bayou Bend gardens, each with a unique point of view. Where:...
March 21st, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
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Dallas Blooms: Fiesta de las Flores

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March 9th, 2010 | LissaCarol | Read More | Comments: 0
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Celebrate Spring with Japanese Gardens

Celebrate Spring with Japanese Gardens
With the arrival of Spring comes the revered symbols of a fleeting but beautiful life, Japanese cherry blossoms. As March begins, it’s time for gardens to emerge from their hibernation of Winter and display their plants’ infinite colors, namely those of flowers. One unique way to celebrate the coming of Spring is to visit Japanese gardens whose cherry blossoms are starting to bloom. Their significance in history and culture from their sheer beauty and symbolism is seen by many of Japan’s school...
March 3rd, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 2
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Woodland Park Zoo Fecal Fest is Full of B.S.

Woodland Park Zoo Fecal Fest is Full of B.S.
... buckets, trash bags, garbage cans, and truck beds. For more information called the Poop Line at 206.625.POOP. Photo credit: SXC Tags: Events, gardens, zoo ...
February 27th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Butterflies Flutter into Phoenix

Butterflies Flutter into Phoenix
... Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily) Photos courtesy of The Children’s Butterfly site and the Desert Botanical Garden Tags: botanical gardens, butterflies, exhibit, gardens, Phoenix ...
February 22nd, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 3
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Tai Chi at Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden

Tai Chi at Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden
... 1 – 2 p.m. Member Fee: $50 / General Public: $63 Photos courtesy of flickr and The Desert Botanical Garden Tags: exercise, featuredarticle, gardens, Phoenix, tai chi ...
January 20th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
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Sydney Gets Greener With New Mini Gardens

Sydney Gets Greener With New Mini Gardens
... getting greener? Ordinary concrete kerbs and traffic islands have received green garden makeovers all over the city! There are now eleven new mini gardens, and the city’s about to get a few more in Surry Hills and Ultimo. You can see the others at Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Newtown, Paddington, Potts Point, redfern, Wooloomooloo, Zetland, and the appropriately named Green Square. “Everybody has an ownership of public space and a well-maintained, vibrant streetscape with plants and trees...
January 17th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: environment, gardens

Moon Over Phoenix at Las Noches de las Luminarias

Moon Over Phoenix at Las Noches de las Luminarias
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December 6th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 1
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Bronte House Opens Its Doors

Bronte House Opens Its Doors
... opens its doors to the public a few times a year, so when it does it’s something special. If you want to take a peek inside and stroll around the gardens, make sure you get down to Bronte this weekend. The 19th century garden is home to rare plants and plenty of native birds. A recent addition to the garden is the world’s first planting of a Wollemi Pine. The tree was bought at the first generation release of Wollemi Pine, and it’s a direct descendant of the Hercules Tree. A few rooms of the...
November 21st, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: gardens, historical, open day

Seattle Photo Op: Fall Colors at the Japanese Gardens

Seattle Photo Op:  Fall Colors at the Japanese Gardens
Beautiful fall colors in the Japanese gardens - Washington Park Arboretum Details:  The Japanese gardens are located in the Washington Park Arboretum, and are a favorite place to walk (all year round), as well as to catch the Japanese Tea ceremony at the Tea House. The gardens were designed in Japan, and were constructed under the direction of Japanese landscape architects, giving the three and a half acres garden as much authenticity as possible.  Plats hear include azaleas, Japanese maples, rhododendrons,...
November 15th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Meditations in a Temple Garden: The International Buddhist Temple, Richmond B.C.

Meditations in a Temple Garden:  The International Buddhist Temple, Richmond B.C.
... the most spectacular as well as tranquil places you’ll find in the Lower Mainland, where you can spend a day browsing the traditional Chinese gardens or meditating inside the temple itself.  And it’s free! This temple is the most exquisite example of traditional Chinese architecture in Canada.  It’s modelled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, China and features Chinese imperial architectured, intricate stonework, symbolic carvings with elements of nature.  The tranquil grounds...
November 13th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Attractions, Buddhist, Family Friendly, gardens, temple

Hallowed Ground on Halloween

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October 31st, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
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San Diego Botanic Garden – Encinitas

San Diego Botanic Garden – Encinitas
San Diego Botanic Garden, formerly Quail Botanical gardens, has some new classes coming up this Fall that will appeal to everyone! Fall classes  are can be found on their website at www.sdbgarden.org. – details are below, but some of the new classes are: Green Roofs and Urban Sustainability Planning an Eco-Friendly Holiday Flower Photography Artistic Effects Coming up on Saturday, October 24 from 10-Noon is a Free Composting Workshop.  Learn how to compost...
October 21st, 2009 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Botanic garden, botanical garden, botanical gardens, children, Children's Garden, Encinitas, fall, gardens, green, how to, information, nature, North County Coastal, plants, San Diego, san diego county