Whilst there’s an entire campaign to eradicate the use of artificial grass, the considerable carbon footprint of cement is slipping somewhat under the radar.
Transitioning away from it might not be easy – or cheap – but alternatives are starting to hitting the market, so we hear from those who are trialling them and who are determined to reduce their use of cement.
In this issue:
- Can the industry become cement free? A few alternatives were trialled at Chelsea and some companies are reducing their cement usage away from shows too.
- Healing with Horticulture. There are ways to make any garden therapeutic and enhance a user’s mental wellbeing.
- Let’s Hear It From…Liz Nicholson. Managing director of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards’ Supreme Winner, Nicholsons, shares its success story.
- The Silent Epidemic. Two designers sought to highlight the high suicide rates in construction at this year’s Tatton Park, winning Best in Show.
- The Uxbridge Proxy. Urban environmental issues cannot fall foul of modern electoral politics, argues Christopher Martin.
- Time for Tea. Matthew Wilson designed a new exotic garden for the home of Yorkshire Tea.
Read the full issue here.
Also this month, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the multi-award-winning Bowles & Wyer. The design and build company, founded in 1993, shares its journey of 30 years looking forward. Take a look here.