Friday, 31 December 2010

bench and lighting in one


I saw these two benches in a small park in France i like the simplicity and neutral colour and they were comfortable

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas in the new forest

Afternoon Light Christmas Eve

Frosty Gorse

Freezing Fog on the Trees
A cold, beautiful walk bringing back the inspiration

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Mien Ruys -
described her garden philosophy as    "A wild planting in a strong design"

"One cannot imitate nature in a garden"

 Henk Gerritsen -

"Plants that can't live without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides don't belong in my garden. Not in any garden by the way; you have a garden for the fun of it. A garden is art, or a hobby, if you like, but not a matter of life or death. Hence chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which are threatening the natural environment and consequently the health of all living creatures, ought to be forbidden for use in a garden."

Monday, 20 December 2010

The Management of Historic parks - Greenwich park

The Plan
With Hedges, The water feature and Benches

Planted and Surounding Shrubs

Central thistle water fountain

A model of The Herb Garden in Greenwich park for my project on the Management of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Greenwich Mean Time Laser

don't think this is what i was looking for don't you just love Google images sometimes

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


a new species of lemur is believed to have been found onthe island of Madagascar, it is the world's highest priority biodiversity hotspot.

It is really amazing that new species are still being discovered, in a time where we know so much yet the natural world can still surprise us.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Tree House Or is it a Stump House

I love this what an ingenous idea saves digging up and finding a way to despose of the giant tree stump.

                 This must have been one mighty tree!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Classical Seven-Circuit Labyrinth
Mazes have high walls, offer many different choices, and are essentially left-brain puzzles. Labyrinths have low walls, offer only one choice, “Are you coming in?”, and are magical tools that enhance intuition and spiritual growth.
The oldest positively dated labyrinth is from 1230 BCE (plus/minus). It comes from King Nestor's Palace in Phylos, Greece. Nestor was at Troy with King Priam.

I was thinking about mazes but did'nt want anything that complicated this is when i came up with the idea of labyrinths they are fun and good for public spaces as children can play in them while their parents relax but can still see them.


It is has been a while since i have done any design drawing may last year the Big sheet of white paper is quite daunting but it is exciting to be doing it again after so long the first pen stroke is always the hardest.
So i have my site and i have a plan at 1:500 i have my vision and a brief needs abit of work!
Three sketch designs on the three words Connective, Educational, Alternative to be almost done for our tutorial friday. Bit scary but Fun!
This designing while in the class would of course be easier if there were proper drawing boards and enough for everyone, they were tiny and so cramped together you could hardly move but at least i got one Can't work on a flat table. Never thought i would say it but one up to Hadlow the drawing studio was great.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Vladimir Djurovic

Samir Kassir Square, Beirut

Sukkar Getaway, Lebanon

Nature - "Capturing it, abstracting it, complementing it and bringing people closer to it is our drive." (Vladimir Djurovic)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

First day of Advent

Snowflakes Yesterday

Snow settled on Fraxinus     
It's all about simple Beauty

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Group survey Book Jubilee Gardens

All this work was finally handed in yesterday Few that was a relief i have edited these pages so many times it will be good to move on to something new although it is scary Very Scary and Time seems to be speeding up I cant think about that But at least I Know the basics of InDesing now that will be usefull !

Friday, 26 November 2010

Master Plan words

Mind mapping the words, looking at these we must have messy minds

Model of Jubilee Gardens

I have have chosen Jubilee Gardens for my masterplan site, this model is at a scale of 1:1000 A1 it was made by Aija. the model is great and really gives the feel of the site.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Historic Garden Conservation

The Red House

Front door

Air raid bunker

Stain Glass believed to have been painted by William Morris

This was the site for historic conservation last year i loved seeing william morris's house, unsymetrical and full of caracter inside and out and really beautifull. but there is not much information about how the garden was and i am pleased to be doing my conservation project on Greenwich park as there is so much history it is a really interesting site.