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'Hands on, have a go yourself, model making workshop' at this years Landscape Institute Annual Conference at The University of Sheffield.

Posted on: 18 February 2016

The Landscape Institute’s 2016 Annual Conference will address the question of how landscape architects can create beautiful, sustainable landscapes at a time when budget constraints could lead ...

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Landscape Institute Annual Conference - Adam & Andree booked to run a workshop on the Friday

Posted on: 03 February 2016

Landscape Institute Annual Conference  Design for Play Seminar: how to create playful landscapes In this two for one seminar RHS Gold Medal and BBC People’s Choice Award winning ...

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The Benefits of Risky Play

Posted on: 01 February 2016

The term ‘risky play’ is often used but is still either not fully understood or put in to practice. So what does risky play actually mean? Play Wales (2008) states that play means ...

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Star Wars: Return of the Model Maker

Posted on: 21 January 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away ...  Before computers changed the way we design and CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) created images of our imagination landscape architects shared their ...

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Design work for a new ‘nature play space’ on Southampton Common begins ...

Posted on: 20 January 2016

Southampton City Council have selected RHS Gold Medal and BBC People’s choice award-winning Landscape Architects, Davies White to design a destination play space at Southampton Common. Davies ...

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The Stick Man Adventure Play Trail

Posted on: 26 December 2015

The new Stick Man adventure play trail at Weald Country Park in Essex is based on the popular Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler picture book Stick Man. Davies White Ltd were shortlisted to design ...

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#SocialMedia - how to make it work for your small business ...

Posted on: 25 November 2015

Landscape Architect Adam White takes a look at how social media has transformed the way businesses advertise and promote themselves.In 1901 my great granddad opened Whites Sports Shop in Warrington, ...

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BACK TO THE FUTURE - "The best way to predict the future is to design it"

Posted on: 21 October 2015

Landscape Architect Adam White goes Back To The Future and reviews how technology is now playing an important part in landscape design and looks at how many of the films predictions have become ...

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The Landscape Institute welcomes 25 new chartered members

Posted on: 30 January 2015

The New Year celebrations continued into mid January for twenty-five graduate landscape architects, as they were formally presented with their Chartered Landscape Architect Certificates at the ...

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Pro Landscaper Magazine - State of Play by Adam White FLI

Posted on: 29 January 2015

In this months Pro Landscaper Magazine Adam White FLI, Director of Davies White Landscape Architects takes a look back at the highs and lows of UK play space design over the past decade. “The ...

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HRH Princess Anne Opens our Lakeside Watersports Centre project at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Posted on: 13 July 2014

HRH Princess Anne opened the new £2.5 million leisure hub in Peterborough’s Ferry Meadows country park today. Davies White Ltd were the landscape architects and have created a garden ...

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RHS Wisley tour with Noel Kingsbury

Posted on: 13 June 2014

Davies White met horticulturalist and author Noel Kingsbury at RHS Wisley for a tour of the gardens on Thursday to talk about the realtionship between 'natural planting' and 'natural play'. It was a ...

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Two month on - Otter Playground at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Posted on: 12 June 2014

If you’ve been to Ferry Meadows in Peterborough you will have noticed the new playground that opened on 4th April next to the cafe. Pupils from St Botolph’s CE Primary School, worked ...

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BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year, Amber Hill is set to open the latest Davies White Nature Play Space - Saturday 3rd May from 10am

Posted on: 24 April 2014

On Saturday May 3 the exciting new play park at Dinton Pastures will be opened by the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year, 16-year-old shooter, Amber Hill. In September 2013 RHS Gold Medal ...

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Dinton Pastures Nature Play Space - OPENS SATURDAY THE 3RD MAY

Posted on: 12 April 2014

DINTON PASTURES NATURE PLAY SPACE, WOKINGHAM - OPENING SATURDAY THE 3RD MAY: Well the play area has almost dried off after all that unpredicted rain we had earlier in the year. We are now weeks away ...

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Whites Sports Shop Celebrates 113 Years in Warrington

Posted on: 28 March 2014

“Warrington won’t be the same with out Whites Sports Shop” is one of the many best wishes that have come flooding in from past customers since the news broke that Warrington’s ...

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Soho Parish School Playground, London - Designed Wild by Davies White Ltd

Posted on: 21 January 2014

At first glimpse you won’t believe your eyes as you pass by the school playground on the street, in between all the buildings a wild looking playground is visible, constructed from real trees ...

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Dinton Nature Play Space - 'Designed Wild' - Accessible & Inclusive to ALL

Posted on: 24 December 2013

Davies White Landscape Architects are very experienced in designing wild playful and accessible landscape projects and have worked with Mencap and the Access Collaboration Ltd in developing their ...

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The Landscape Institute's College of Fellows meet at the University of Reading

Posted on: 26 November 2013

Speaking at the meeting, Paj Valley, chair of the college, said, ‘We have to remember that the fellows are  a valuable asset, with considerable knowledge and experience.’ The aims ...

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Adam White FLI joins Wayne Hemingway MBE to present the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards

Posted on: 25 November 2013

Controversial designer Wayne Hemingway joined multi award winning landscape architect Adam White to host the 2013 awards, Wayne started by telling the audience 'I like landscape - it's good isn't ...

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BATSFORD ARBORETUM AND SEZINCOTE GARDENS, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Posted on: 21 October 2013

This month we are reviewing two locations in Gloucestershire. They are Batsford Arboretum and Seizincote Gardens near Morton-in-Marsh. Photos and short film from Seizincote Gardens: http://on....

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The Singing Landscape Contractor, at Dinton Pastures Country Park

Posted on: 16 October 2013

Daryn Jones, is one of our talented contractors working on site at Dinton Pastures Country Park. He is part of the Gerald Davies team building our latest Nature Play Space. Yesterday he gave us all ...

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TRY YOUR HAND AT WOODLAND CRAFTS THIS HALF TERM AT DINTON PASTURES NATURE PLAY SPACE

Posted on: 15 October 2013

Anyone, young and old, interested in trying their hand and learning more about traditional woodland crafts should head down to Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst this month to take part free ...

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Inspiring a new generation - Adam White explains why he loves being a Landscape Architect

Posted on: 14 October 2013

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – “The Mother of All Arts”  "I love my job and am very proud to call myself a Landscape Architect. We might not change the world but we can change a ...

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Davies White support Project Wild Thing - Reconnecting families to nature

Posted on: 01 October 2013

The roaming radius of British children — i.e.. the distance they wander from their home — has shrunk by 90 per cent in the last 30 years. It’s a disheartening statistic. We believe ...

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English Parks to get £23 Million Pounds Investment

Posted on: 23 July 2013

Eleven parks in England are benefiting from a total grant of £23 million, awarded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. HLF has also recognised the financial ...

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TOP ROOFTOP VENUES - London Seen On-High by Alice Ojeda

Posted on: 09 June 2013

As the sun comes out, why would we be in? With summer evenings and balmy nights just around the corner, we can’t wait to head out and sip our drinks alfresco on the best roof terraces and ...

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RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2013 - BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

Posted on: 20 May 2013

Dressed in a lilac coat, The Queen was accompanied by various members of the Royal family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of ...

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Davies White's latest play project with Touch Wood and the Forestry Commission is completed at Jeskyns Community Woodland in Kent

Posted on: 17 May 2013

Giant nests and eggs, sliding tunnels and wig wams feature in an unusual and innovative new play scheme  at Jeskyns Community Woodland in Cobham, Gravesend.  The new ...

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Common sense design can set kids free

Posted on: 16 May 2013

If we want to encourage kids to be free range, we need to use a little more common sense when designing places to live, writes Wayne Hemingway. Children enjoying community allotments ...

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London councils merge park police teams to improve efficiency & response rates

Posted on: 11 April 2013

A new specialist team of parks constables is patrolling 87 parks and open spaces across two west London boroughs. Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...

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See Jude Law and Martin Freeman as a Landscape Architect's in the 2006 film, 'Breaking and Entering'. Showing on the BBC iPlayer

Posted on: 06 April 2013

A story about theft, both criminal and emotional, "Breaking and Entering" follows a disparate group of long-term Londoners and new arrivals whose lives intersect in the inner-city area of King's ...

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Davies White Landscape Architects take a look at 'Bradner Community Garden Park' over in Seattle, USA

Posted on: 29 March 2013

Bradner Gardens Park is an American 1.6-acre community park in the Mt. Baker neighborhood of southeast Seattle at 29th Avenue South and South Grand Street. Enter the park throughone of three ...

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Concert in the Forest - See 'James' at Forest Live this summer!

Posted on: 21 March 2013

One of the most influential British indie bands, James, has announced an East Anglian summer concert performing as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series. Formed ...

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Discover Living Walls with Scotscape

Posted on: 05 March 2013

Living Walls are a relatively new phenomena in the UK, with the first ‘serious’ walls constructed in 2007. Since then, much research and development work has gone into producing walls ...

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The RHS London Plant and Design Show 2013

Posted on: 04 March 2013

The RHS London Plant and Design Show featured a wide range of beautiful plants, many of which were for sale. The event took place on the 19th  and 20th February and was a chance to get advice ...

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Davies White Director is made a Fellow and the Davies White, Room60, House of Fairy Tales team picks up an award at this years Landscape Institute Awards.

Posted on: 01 December 2012

Davies White Director, Adam White has been made a Fellow of the Royal Chartered ‘Landscape Institute’ at their national design awards in London. Fellowship of the Landscape Institute ...

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DAVIES WHITE REVIEW THE LATEST HOUSE OF FAIRY TALES ART EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL TRUST'S SUTTON HOUSE IN HACKNEY, EAST LONDON

Posted on: 02 November 2012

Tudor house surviving in the heart of a thriving East London community Photos from the preview evening: http://on.fb.me/Vi2bON Built in 1535 by prominent courtier of Henry VIII, Sir Ralph ...

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THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX: DAVIES WHITE PROPOSALS FOR FIRE PIT WELCOMED BY COUNCIL AND RESIDENTS OF THURROCK, ESSEX

Posted on: 30 October 2012

Spiderfield Recreation Ground and its surrounding area is the key open space for the Mardyke Estate and has been flagged up as a priority site for improvement in the goverments Greengrid Open Space ...

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DAVIES WHITE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WIN A CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AT THE LONDON IN BLOOM AWARD!

Posted on: 25 October 2012

Davies White join Hammersmith as winners at the London In Bloom Awards Guests from across the borough attended a special event in the  Mayor’s Parlour where they collected their ...

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GARDEN DESIGN AT THE TOP LEVEL - Barbara P. Meister MA

Posted on: 07 October 2012

Roof gardens represent the “highest level” of garden design. They are lofty lifestyle oases - modern, rural, romantic or classic - that show nature and architecture in perfect harmony. ...

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FIVE GREAT PLAY IDEAS FROM THE FORESTRY COMMISSION

Posted on: 04 October 2012

Five great Play Ideas from the Forestry Commission: 1. PLAY LOG: Occasionally an old butt from a large broadleaf is rejected at felling due to being rotten or hollow. These can make great play ...

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY DAY with GROWING WITH TREES by Michael Rosen

Posted on: 04 October 2012

From our earliest days, the poetry of nature surrounds us. There is no greater pleasure deeper than that which comes from contemplating the natural world and trying to understand it. Inspired by the ...

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A HIGH LINE FOR LONDON - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE COMPETITION

Posted on: 02 October 2012

Room60 -The Thames Vortex - A new way to commute around London! Selected from over 170 entries, 20 Green Infrastructure designs have been shortlisted in a competition run by the Landscape Institute, ...

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NEW iPAD FOR GARDENERS & RHS PLEDGE MORE PLANT TRAILS AT PALMSTEAD WORKSHOP

Posted on: 01 October 2012

New iPad book from designer Alexander-Sinclair to "change garden publishing forever" An award-winning garden designer is to launch an iPad book that talks to readers and lets them buy plants ...

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ADAM'S OWL, OLIVER SADLY DIES AT 24 YEARS OLD

Posted on: 30 September 2012

After almost 25 years, Adam's family pet, Oliver the Owl past away this last week. He was saved as a chick in 1988 when Adam's Dad who had looked after injured birds for many years, found him at the ...

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WHY ALL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SHOULD VISIT FLORIADE 2012.

Posted on: 24 September 2012

Floriade is a world horticultural expo created in the Netherlands every 10 years. Floriade features more than 100 gardens and pavilions with unique flowers and plants from all around the world....

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RADISHES & CHOCOLATE AS SEEN AT FLORIADE 2012, HOLLAND

Posted on: 21 September 2012

The juicy, earthy, peppery crunch of a radish is blissful when dipped into and eaten with the creamy, buttery, roasted sweetness of dark chocolate sauce. It was with in Holland at the Floriade ...

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LATE SUMMERING PLANTS WITH ROSEMARY CAMPBELL-PRESTON

Posted on: 21 September 2012

Photos from our visit to Kew Gardens with horticultural expert Rosemary Campbell-Preston to see the late summering plants. Simply click on the link here: http://on.fb.me/PykFpk Rosemary ...

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De Ulebelt Nature Play: Natuurvriendelijk Hart van Deventer

Posted on: 13 September 2012

During our play tour of Holland we visited De Ulebelt, Ulebelt is a nature and environmental education centre in Deventer, Holland and involves children, youth and adults in nature, the environment ...

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KING HENRY'S WALK GARDEN, ISLINGTON, LONDON

Posted on: 06 September 2012

An organic community garden owned by Islington council and developed since 2005. The Friends of King Henry's Walk Garden manage the garden with an emphasis on encouraging wildlife and promoting ...

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THE OLD REDWOODS OF CALIFORNIA, 1880 - 1920

Posted on: 05 September 2012

These dramatic photos show the measure of a man in contrast to the enormity of nature. A series of photos from the Humboldt State University Library capture lumberjacks working among the ...

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DAME FIONA REYNOLDS CALLS FOR MORE NATURAL PLAY OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on: 23 August 2012

Director General of the National Trust calls for more natural play opportunities similar to those designed by Davies White Landscape Architects. Fiona Reynolds, Director General of the National ...

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OLYMPIC PARK CONTINUES WIN GOLD AT LONDON 2012

Posted on: 16 August 2012

With the Olympic Games now over, the Olympic Park has continued to be a star of the show. The annual meadows reached the peak of their flowering for the final weekend, as intended, to create a 'band ...

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GET THE FREE OLYMPIC GARDENS APP FOR YOUR iPHONE

Posted on: 05 August 2012

The free 2012 Gardens App provides the ultimate guide to the 2012 Gardens within London’s Olympic Park. Enhance your day out in the Park, explore the Gardens before a sporting event, or ...

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JOIN DAVIES WHITE ON A TOUR OF THE OLYMPIC PARK IN EAST LONDON

Posted on: 01 August 2012

Having been involved in one of the shortlisted Olympic Park Legacy design teams and having visited the park during the construction and completion phase it was great to return as a guest and see it ...

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Creating Hobbledown, the back story and artwork!

Posted on: 13 July 2012

Based on a mystical and magical story, Hobbledown is a new farm park adventure opening this July in Epsom, Surrey, UK. Designed by local landscape architects Davies White Ltd ...

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RHS HAMPTON COURT: Las Mariposas Garden (Hopes of a Nicaraguan girl)

Posted on: 04 July 2012

This garden, designed by Robert Kennett, supports Amnesty International’s Butterflies of Hope campaign for women in Nicaragua, where high levels of sexual violence against women are exacerbated ...

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THE EDIBLE BUS STOP - NEXT STOP HAMPTON COURT

Posted on: 03 July 2012

The Edible Bus Stop is an organic community garden founded by local residents on an unfenced, open strip of land, which sits beside the #322 Lambeth Hospital (towards Brixton) bus stop on Landor ...

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KINGSTON UNIVERSITY - ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION 2012

Posted on: 29 June 2012

The School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University is a vibrant, design focused community, committed to the highest quality of teaching and research. It is an exciting, but also ...

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URBAN OASIS - A RHS GARDEN WITH A GREEN HEART

Posted on: 27 June 2012

The Urban Oasis at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 In 2007 we won a RHS Gold Medal with Groundwork and Play England at RHS Hampton Court. This year Groundwork are back with their ...

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END OF UK HOSEPIPE BAN

Posted on: 21 June 2012

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted that three out of seven water companies have announced today that they will lift their hosepipe bans from tomorrow (14th June 2012). The record ...

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LATEST FROM RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: link to Facebook photos below ..

Posted on: 22 May 2012

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the glamorous icon of horticultural innovation, outstanding in both quality and style. Within this inner city oasis, discover a diverse array of show gardens and ...

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DAVID BECKHAM TALKS ABOUT HIS CHANCES OF BEING IN THE OLYMPIC GB SOCCER TEAM .. follow the link below!

Posted on: 21 May 2012

Watch footage from the arrival of the Olympic Flame and hear David Beckhams thoughts on playing football at the games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUvGB_b2Ypo

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Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee: Forces Pay Tribute over Windsor Castle

Posted on: 19 May 2012

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Armed Forces Parade and Muster at Windsor, which was held in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's reign. The event saw nearly 2,500 ...

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GRAND DESIGNS LIVE WITH KEVIN McCLOUD (& WILL.I.AM at CITY HALL)

Posted on: 18 May 2012

Held at London's Exel Centre in the Docklands and based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event was packed with ideas, design and innovation for every room ...

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THE QUEEN ADDRESSES THE PRINCE'S CHARITIES REGENERATION SUMIT:

Posted on: 17 May 2012

"I am delighted to be in Burnley at the start of this Jubilee tour of the North-West of England. Over the next two days Prince Philip and I look forward to seeing much of the hospitality and the ...

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THE QUEEN VISITS RICHMOND PARK AND THEN TRAVELS UP TO WARRINGTON BY NARROW BOAT

Posted on: 16 May 2012

Her Majesty visisted the royal park on Tuesday, May 15, as part of her diamond jubilee tour of the UK, where a new festival, Wild London, was been arranged for her enjoyment. This momentous ...

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KIFTSGATE COURT & GARDENS, CHIPPING CAMPDEN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Posted on: 10 May 2012

The story of Kiftsgate is the story of three generations of women gardeners: Heather Muir, Diany Binny and Anne Chambers. Each in her unique way has contributed throughout almost a century to making ...

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THE MOOT WAS CALLED AND IT WAS FABULOUS ...

Posted on: 04 May 2012

The Davies White team attended a star studded extra magical wedding celebration last weekend. The colourful day of merriment and magic took place on the 28 April 2012, at the beautiful house ...

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TAKE THAT TRUST DONATE £20,000 TO DAVIES WHITE'S ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL CHILDREN'S GARDEN

Posted on: 29 April 2012

After working on the new children’s garden at St George’s Hospital for almost a year Adam and Andrée were delighted that Mark Owen and his lovely wife Emma found time to join them ...

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JASON & HOWARD ARRIVE AT ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL GARDEN

Posted on: 23 April 2012

As most of you already know Mark Owen from Take That has kindly agreed to support our new children's garden at St George's Hospital in London. He will be coming along and opening the garden this next ...

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MARK OWEN SET TO OPEN OUR NEW NHS CHILDREN'S GARDEN - More photos to follow ...

Posted on: 16 April 2012

Our St George's Hospital NHS Children's Garden is set for a celebrity opening at the beginning of May. The children, parents, nurses and doctors on St George's pediatric ward will get a visit ...

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CHANGING LANDSCAPES, CHANGING LIVES - Roof Garden to Teaching Theatre

Posted on: 09 March 2012

The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith is at a defining moment in it's history as they prepare to lead the largest cultural capital development to take place in West London for many years. The £13....

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PROMOTING SELF DETERMINATION IN PLAY

Posted on: 07 February 2012

At Davies White Landscape Architects self-determination is a decisive criterion in our design proposals particularly in connection with those who are actually closest to our hearts – the ...

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COLD COMFORT FOR GARDEN BIRDS - Advice from the RSPB

Posted on: 05 February 2012

With snow and freezing temperatures arriving across the UK this week, the RSPB is appealing for people to spare a thought for the birds who need our help to survive the cold snap. Finding food and ...

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ROYAL HISTORIC PALACES SHORTLIST DAVIES WHITE MAGIC GARDEN PROPOSALS - See animated film here first!

Posted on: 31 January 2012

In September 2011 Davies White Landscape Architects were chosen from over 200 design teams by The Historic Royal Palaces to develop design proposals for a new £1.5 million children's garden at ...

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ALADDIN COMES TO THE LYRIC! A FESTIVE MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM AT THE THEATRE!

Posted on: 17 December 2011

Early in the year you might remember we caught up with the cast from Aladdin in our Lyric Theatre Roof Garden whilst they prepared for their festive show. The show is now in full swing and receiving ...

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WHEN CHILDREN HAVE TO PLAY THE TAG UNDERCOVER IN THE PLAYGROUND

Posted on: 14 December 2011

Just got this disturbing little note from reader Jeff Johnson who, I am happy to say, is writing a book about the importance of play.  Just wondered if any of you have about the ...

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PLAN B, BECAUSE THERE IS NO PLAN A - CREATING A PLAYSCAPE IN KOSICE, SLOVAKIA

Posted on: 10 December 2011

As many of you know I was contacted by a young mother called Oli Silvasiova a couple of months ago; who along with her husband Dusan and 13 month old daughter live in Kosice, Slovakia. Oli had seen ...

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ADAM WHITE INVITED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE VALUE OF PLAYFUL LANDSCAPES AT KOSICE BOTANICAL GARDENS IN SLOVAKIA

Posted on: 05 December 2011

Stručné informácie o prírodných ihriskách, spontánnej hre detí a príjemnom prostredí pre relax rodičov. Fotografie z ...

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GODSTONE GREEN PLAYSCAPE FEATURED IN LOCAL SURREY NEWSPAPERS

Posted on: 04 December 2011

The ribbon to the new Davies White Playscape was cut during a celebration party on the green last Saturday afternoon. Sam Whelan, 13, and Jack Cullian, 12, both Oxted School pupils agreed the new ...

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SURREY COMET & SURREY MIRROR CELEBRATE OUR GODSTONE GREEN PLAYSCAPE PROJECT

Posted on: 01 December 2011

Two local Surrey newspapers came down to Godstone and visited the local children busy planting hundreds of spring flowering bulbs around their new Godstone Green Playscape. So impressed with the ...

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE LATEST DAVIES WHITE PLAYSCAPE PROJECT - GODSTONE GREEN PLAYSCAPE, SURREY

Posted on: 27 November 2011

Davies White Landscape Architects joined the children and local community in Godstone Surrey to celebrate the opening of their latest Playscape project earlier today. Davies White were appointed back ...

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DAVIES WHITE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WIN FIRST EVER DESIGN AWARD DOUBLE

Posted on: 26 November 2011

Yes, we can report that Davies White Landscape Architects fought off over 50 entries to win a national design and engagement award double yesterday. PHOTOS FROM THE AWARDS: http://on.fb....

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TAKE A SNEAKY PEAK AT LONDON 2012's OLYMPIC PARK

Posted on: 19 November 2011

The London 2012 Olympic Park is looking amazing! here is a little insight into the busy construction work we saw whilst we were on our latest tour of the site as part of our Olympic Park design ...

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DAVIES WHITE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS ATTEND DOUBLE AWARDS CEREMONY - KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!

Posted on: 17 November 2011

On Thursday the 17th November 2011 Davies White Landscape Architects are all out of the office and attending two awards ceremonies, yes two! In the afternoon they will be at the Landscape Institute ...

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DAVIES WHITE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WELCOME YOU TO THE MAGGIE CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM - THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT!

Posted on: 15 November 2011

The latest Maggie's Centre in Nottingham is a bright, fresh haven for cancer care designed by Piers Gough of CZWG in collaboration with fashion designer Paul Smith. It is composed of four ...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SAY "BE CREATIVE EVERYDAY"

Posted on: 14 November 2011

Here at Davies White we like to be as creative as possible with everything we do! Why not join us at 'Draw a stick man' and watch him come to life! Just click here, it's great fun: http://bit....

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SHOULD COUNCILS CHARGE FOR ACCESS TO ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS?

Posted on: 12 November 2011

Play experts have criticised a local authority for thinking of privatising playgrounds, warning it may result in fee charging that could exclude youngsters. The Association of Play Industries (API) ...

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VIEW THE DAVIES WHITE SHORTLISTED OLYMPIC PARK AND COMMUNITY HUB BUILDING DESIGN PROPOSALS

Posted on: 10 November 2011

The Olympic Park Legacy Company will this week interview Davies White Landscape Architects along with four other shortlisted teams who have now produced designs to create ...

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DAVIES WHITE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WIN SECOND FORESTRY COMMISSION DESIGN COMPETITION IN A YEAR

Posted on: 09 November 2011

Davies White Landscape Architects have once again successfully partnered up with Touchwood Enterprises to win the latest Forestry Commission design competition to create two more innovative play ...

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SUPPORT THE JO YEATES MEMORIAL GARDEN FUND

Posted on: 08 November 2011

A message from Landscape Institute South East Members of the Landscape Institute South East Branch have decided to create a garden in celebration of the life of Jo Yeates, the young Bristol ...

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COMMUNITY BULB PLANTING DAY AT GODSTONE GREEN PLAYSCAPE

Posted on: 05 November 2011

With just three weeks to go before the grand opening takes place, Godstone Green Playscape got a special pre completion visit from some of the younger members of the community. On what was ...

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DAVIES WHITE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS SUBMIT OLYMPIC PARK ENTRY

Posted on: 03 November 2011

With entries returned this week the Olympic Park Legacy Company now have the daunting task of choosing the winning designs to create London’s newest public space, along with two visitor ...

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LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE EVENT, LONDON - Landscape for Leisure: Pleasure Grounds, Public Health and Recreation

Posted on: 31 October 2011

2 November 2011 at the Garden Museum on Lambeth Palace Road, London from 6.30pm This is the fourth lecture of the Landscape Institute's Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century series ...

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DAVIES WHITE SHORTLISTED TO DESIGN £1 MILLION MAGIC GARDEN AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE

Posted on: 28 October 2011

The Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to announce that they have shortlisted Davies White Landscape Architects as one of five companies from over one hundred expressions of interest ...

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URBAN LANDSCAPES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY - Landscape Institute Events - October & November 2011

Posted on: 15 October 2011

19 October - The Landscape of Consumption: Food in the Metropolis - Tim Waterman, Senior Lecturer, Writtle School of Design Next Wednesday’s lecture by Tim Waterman takes a walk through the ...

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GODSTONE GREEN PLAYSCAPE STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE

Posted on: 10 October 2011

In 2009 Davies White Landscape Architects were appointed by 'Godstone at Play' and Godstone Parish Council to engage, design and oversee the delivery of a brand new playscape on their village green. ...

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DAVIES WHITE SHORTLISTED FOR A CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICE AWARD 2011

Posted on: 05 October 2011

Davies White Landscape Architects are pleased to announce that their Midsomer Norton Play & Skate Park has been shortlisted for a Children & Young People's Service Award 2011 The Awards take ...

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GUARDIAN ADVERT 1986 - GET THE FULL PICTURE BEFORE YOU MAKE AN OPINION

Posted on: 04 October 2011

An event seen from one point of view gives one impression, seen from another point of view it gives quite a different impression, but it's only when you get the whole picture you can fully understand ...

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COUNTRY PARK PLAYSCAPE - SO NEAR YET SO FAR

Posted on: 03 October 2011

In July 2011 a north of England county council advertised for consultants to design and manage the construction of a brand new Playscape at a large country park. Davies White were impressed to hear ...

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LYRIC THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON - ENJOYING THE SUMMER SUNSHINE

Posted on: 01 October 2011

On the first floor of the excellent Lyric theatre in Hammersmith is an elevated oasis overlooking the fountains in Lyric Square. Catch the last few days of summer sunshine and see how the ...

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NHS CHILDREN'S GARDEN NEARS COMPLETION - ARRIVAL OF ADAM THE RABBIT & ANDREE THE GUINEA PIG IMMINENT !

Posted on: 30 September 2011

In the absence of national guidance for keeping animals in long stay hospitals in the UK, a great deal of research has been going on in Animal Assisted Therapy in recent years, and more and more ...

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DAVIES WHITE SHORTLISTED TO DESIGN OLYMPIC LEGACY PARK

Posted on: 23 September 2011

The Olympic Park Legacy Company today announced the shortlist of teams to produce designs to create London’s newest public space, along with two visitor centres and a major new playground. ...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SLAMS PLAY CONSULTATION

Posted on: 20 September 2011

Consultation for children's play spaces is an "utter waste of time", delegates at IoG Saltex heard. In a seminar exploring lessons learned from designing effective play spaces, landscape architect ...

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Davies White spend a day at a children's farm - September 2011

Posted on: 12 September 2011

In preparation for their latest project, Davies White Landscape Architects had a team day out and spent Monday visiting several children's farms across the South East. See more ...

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DAVIES WHITE SUPPORT DAVID WALLIAMS - THAMES CHALLENGE - SPORT RELIEF

Posted on: 11 September 2011

David Walliams, co-creator and star of Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, is no stranger to Sport Relief challenges. In 2006, his awe-inspiring cross-Channel swim secured him a Sports Personality ...

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DAVIES WHITE PROFILED IN LANDSCAPE & URBAN DESIGN JOURNAL

Posted on: 18 August 2011

Davies White Landscape Architects feature as the cover story in this month’s Landscape & Urban Design Journal. The journal profiles their award winning work from early ...

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10% OFF AT WHITES SPORTS SHOP - Est 1901 - Now in its 110th year!

Posted on: 02 August 2011

Whites Sports Shop, Warrington is now in its 110th year and is still going strong in the heart of Warrington, Cheshire. Whites Sports, originally known as J.E. White Ltd was established in the reign ...

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FOOD FOR FREE - Chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius)

Posted on: 31 July 2011

Fairy common in all kinds of woodlands, but especially beech, July – Dec. Egg yolk yellow in colour and smelling slightly apricots. Cap: shaped like a funnel, 2.5 – 7.5cm (1 – 3 in) ...

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FOOD FOR FREE - Blackcurrents (ribes nigrum)

Posted on: 28 July 2011

Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum): Damp Woodland, hedges, often by water. An erect shrub up to 1.5m (5ft) high. Leaves are aromatic when crushed. Flowers have drooping, stalked spikes, April – May. ...

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FOOD FOR FREE - When to gather, what to pick & how to cook - July 2011

Posted on: 27 July 2011

Inspired by Dan Lobbs 'Obscured Landscape' Concept Show Garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show  and the research work of Richard Mabley, we are going to share our thoughts on how you ...

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Plants for all five senses - Today we look at TASTE

Posted on: 24 July 2011

There are so many delicious plants that it's difficult to choose just a few. As most gardeners know, our fruits, vegetables and herbs are not only tasty to us - animals and insects love them too! ...

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FREE Design Clinic at IOG Saltex, Windsor Race Course - 6th to 8th Sept 2011

Posted on: 13 July 2011

IOG Saltex is the UK's Number 1 open space management event and will be back at The Royal Windsor Racecourse from the 6 - 8 September 2011. This dynamic show features live demonstrations, tried and ...

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RHS Gold Landscape Obscured - Last day sell off & cook up!

Posted on: 11 July 2011

Professional sculpture Dan Lobb brought the first ever fungus garden to Hampton Court. Only visible using periscopes, visitors were invited to have a peek at the hidden fungal fairytale world ...

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Hartfield Poohscape - Almost complete, only a week to go!

Posted on: 11 July 2011

For the past year we have been working with the children, parents and Parish Council in the small rural village of Hartfield, East Sussex to design and create a new play space on the ...

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Landscape Obscured - Davies White's choice for Show Garden of the Year

Posted on: 08 July 2011

Above ground the garden may appear somewhat austere with steel periscopes surrounding a tilted panel of turf - but gaze through a periscope and you can enjoy your own private view of the ...

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Plants for all five senses - Today we look at SMELL

Posted on: 07 July 2011

The heady fragrances given off by flowers and leaves are wonderful to enjoy in our gardens. The smells often have a purpose too, such as attracting insects to the flowers or deterring pests from ...

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Plants for all five senses - Today we look at TOUCH

Posted on: 06 July 2011

Leaves vary between plants; from rough to smooth, furry to spiky. Get your children to touch these plants and describe what they feel like. You can also explain to them that every texture has a ...

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Plants for all five senses - Today we look at SOUND

Posted on: 27 June 2011

Sit in your garden and encourage your children to listen to all the sounds of nature around you: the bees buzzing, the birds singing and the sound of the wind rustling the plants. Greater quaking ...

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Plants for all five senses - Today we look at SIGHT

Posted on: 24 June 2011

Try a few plants from each of the groups below. Why not encourage your children to describe in words and pictures the sights, smells, textures and tastes that these wonderful plants bring? - ...

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Landscape Institute - Peter Youngman Award

Posted on: 23 June 2011

It’s time to send in your nominations for the Landscape Institutes Peter Youngman Award...   Given to an individual or project that’s made an outstanding contribution to the ...

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Play Fair 2011 - UK's largest outdoor play trade show

Posted on: 20 June 2011

PlayFair is the UK's trade event for all those involved in the selection, purchase,upkeep and replacement of children's play equipment.  Taking place at StoneleighPark in summer 2011, it's the ...

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National Trust Top 10 days out for dads - No.5 Lyme Park

Posted on: 19 June 2011

Lyme Park, CheshireA giant playscape, bulbs and local beer On the edge of the Peak District, nestling within sweeping moorland, Lyme Park is a magnificent estate. Its wild remoteness and powerful ...

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Davies White Landscape Architects invited to BALI Landscape Show 2011

Posted on: 19 June 2011

Opening Times:Tues 21st June: 09:30 - 17:00Weds 22nd June: 09:30 - 16:30 This summer welcomes the launch of BALI 2011 - The Landscaping Show; a major new event for landscape architects and ...

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