Well, it’s safe to say we are well and truly in the early days of Autumn. The dark mornings have crept in, and its certainly feeling a little chillier. This month was the first ever autumnal RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and the most exceptional show gardens were on display. Full of show-stoppers – we’ve got all the winning details inside!
We decided to take a look at what’s going on over-seas too. ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ by McWilliam Studio was an incredible eye catcher at the Shenzhen Flower Show in China, winning Gold and Best in show. The design inspired by Shenzhen’s origins and waterways, as well as its rapid technological development, imagines a transient space located between its past and present, and on the cusp of its future.
In our Let’s Hear it From this month, James Lord explains how HTA design forms projects that are less resource intensive and more biodiverse. After being catapulted into the industry during the rocky recession in the 1980s, James never looked back. Now, he looks at how to be bold and challenge preconceptions as to what is appropriate in design today.
Speaking of biodiversity, Nick Coslett explores the latest, and unfortunately, devastating climate change report to the government and how we can change our behaviour in response. This, certainly an important read.
To top it all off, the UK Landscape Barometer reported the first increase in confidence after three months of decreases. Horrah!