Tag: gardens

November 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

The 8 Level Rooftop Park in Osaka, Japan

The 8 Level Rooftop Park in Osaka, Japan

When Osaka’s baseball stadium closed its doors, it opened the door to a prime redevelopment opportunity in a new commercial district adjacent to Namba Train Station, the first stop from Kansai Airport. Given the location, owner Nankai Electric Railway asked Jon Jerde to create a gateway that would redefine Osaka’s identity. Jerde conceived Namba…

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November 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Picture of the Day: The Sleeping Goddess

Picture of the Day: The Sleeping Goddess

THE SLEEPING GODDESS Photograph by The Lost Gardens of Heligan Located on Woodland Walk, in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, is an amazing sculpture of a sleeping goddess entitled ‘Mud Maid’. The incredible larger-than-life sculpture even has grass and moss growing atop it. Heligan was a sprawling thousand-acre estate in the UK…

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November 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The Incredible Winter Light Festival in Japan

The Incredible Winter Light Festival in Japan

Located in Kuwana City (Mie Prefecture) is Nabano No Sato, a flower-focused park featuring sprawling gardens and giant greenhouses. Running annually from mid November to mid March is one of Japan’s finest Winter Illuminations, including the famous tunnel of light. The park also features an onsen (hot spring) and a variety of restaurants including…

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August 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

15 Stunning Photos of Lavender Fields Around the World

15 Stunning Photos of Lavender Fields Around the World

Lavender is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, south west Asia to south east India. Many members of the genus…

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July 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Bruce Munro’s Light Installations at Longwood Gardens

Bruce Munro's Light Installations at Longwood Gardens

Located in Kennet Square, Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens consists of over 1,077 acres of horticultural heaven with 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens for visitors to explore. Featuring a 20,000 sq ft conservatory with over 5,500 types of plants, and extensive outdoor gardens and fountains; the Longwood is a great place to experience nature’s beauty.…

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July 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

The Incredible Sculptures of Gibbs Farm

The Incredible Sculptures of Gibbs Farm

Located on New Zealand’s North Island (about 60 km north of Auckland) lies a 1,000 acre (4 sq km) property owned by one of New Zealand’s wealthiest businessmen, Alan Gibbs. The area is the site of Alan’s private art park known as Gibbs Farm. Open to the public by appointment, the sculpture park features…

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June 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

The Supertrees of Singapore

head on shot from the ground of the singapore supertrees at the gardens of the bay

As part of Singapore’s redevelopment and new downtown area at Marina Bay, the sprawling 250-acre Gardens by the Bay is an incredible public space with gardens, bridges, skywalks, parks and plants. The green development has been proclaimed a ‘horticultural heaven’. The attractions garnering the most buzz are the two massive climate-controlled biomes called…

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April 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

The Famous Bamboo Forest of Sagano

The Famous Bamboo Forest of Sagano

Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF (Stuck in Customs on Flickr) In the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan there is a popular tourist district called Arashiyama. The area has been a frequent destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall…

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October 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World

15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World

Halles Avignon – Provence, Cote, d’Azue | Artwork and Photography by PATRICK BLANC Born June 3rd, 1953 in Paris, France, Patrick Blanc is a botanist and creator of the vertical garden. A scientist, working for the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) since 1982, Blanc’s vertical gardens have taken him around the…

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August 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

35 Gorgeous Vineyards Around the World

35 Gorgeous Vineyards Around the World

Los Alamos Vineyards, Santa Barbara – Photograph by CHUCK ABBE Wine making is a true art form with practitioners all over the world. The vineyards from which our wines derive are some of the most beautiful landscapes around the globe. From the Old World vineyards of Europe like Italy and France; to the…

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