Urban greenery: High-rise building for biological diversity in Paris

Maison Edouard François: M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity © Pierre L’Excellent
Maison Edouard François: M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity
© Pierre L’Excellent

Incorporating green areas into cities that are becoming more cramped and larger all the time is a current theme that preoccupies architects and city planners. The relationship between the building height and sustainable greenery is a particularly exciting aspect here – a new high-rise building in Paris by the French architect Edouard François demonstrates this.

Westland Horticulture: Organic Garden Care

Gro-Sure Smart Cover was developed for customers looking for a natural, yet easy alternative to weed control. - Photo: Westland Horticulture
Gro-Sure Smart Cover was developed for customers looking for a natural, yet easy alternative to weed control. – Photo: Westland Horticulture

Westland presents three products for the environmentally conscious gardener

Farmers and gardeners are increasingly attentive when it comes to chemical herbicides. Because of health scares around substances like glyphosate, alternatives are rising in popularity. The British producer of garden care products, Westland Horticulture, is one of the brands setting its focus on greener solutions. Here are three of Westland’s latest products for 2017.

Inspiring Gardens: The Chelsea Flower Show 2017

„Chengdu Silk Road Garden“ by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins
© Royal Horticultural Society Media Image Collection

With the Chelsea Flower Show the world’s most famous gardening event will open its gates on Tuesday 23 May. Once again the show presenting highlights of English garden culture: this year, among other things, sensitive Feel Good Gardens, a „secret garden“ and an urban street art mural, incorporating plants and art.