Garden Design Isabel Blaser

Friday, 20 June 2014

Talks about characteristic garden features

Water is omnipresent in Islamic gardens, either under the appearance of water channels called acequias, where the water is running as a lively rivulet, either as a joyful and refreshing fountain, or either as a nearly motionless water mirror...

"Water as a matter of poetry was the most significant contribution by the desert dwellers to garden design."
  by Derek Clifford, A History of Garden Art.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Rose Garden at Monserrate, Sintra  
By Gerald Luckhurst
During 2008/2009 the first 125 roses were planted: Chinas, Teas and Noisettes.
In the spring 2010, another 250 rose bushes were planted and in 2011 a further 500..
Standing on the great lawn at the head of the Rose Garden on a still warm day will bathe you completely in almost intoxicating scents. A fitting tribute to the Oriental atmosphere sought by previous occupants of this magical palace and its park.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Tagus Linear Park – Topiaris Landscape Architecture from Joao Morgado on Vimeo. [Great Aerial Video taken with a drone]

The Tagus Linear Park is an area of 15 000 sq m that was conquered by the surrounding communities of the industrial private sector and was felt as a democratic intervention by those forever deprived of access to the River. For the first time, people of adjacent urban communities are given recreation and leisure opportunity in direct contact with the riverside, which was until recently blocked by large industrial lots. People of all ages, from different walks of life and cultural backgrounds are now invited to come and enjoy a diverse palette of equipment and activities: from sports, fishing, walking and cycling to environmental education, or simply to get an eyeful of the landscape.