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Singapore’s Solaris: encouraging the love for living ecosystems

By | 2019-09-25T22:44:48+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

By Clair Hurford Solaris is a 15 storey office building in the Zaha Hadid-designed Fusionopolis hub in Singapore’s Queenstown neighbourhood. The site was once home to a military base and most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. Solaris is the vision of Malaysian architect Ken Yeang, who sought to conserve what little [...]

Presidents Message – September 2019

By | 2019-08-27T00:59:45+00:00 September 1st, 2019|

Since my last message I have attended the Nursery and Garden Industry (NGIQ) Green Expo held at Broadbeach at the Gold Coast. This annual event is one of my favourite expos as the plant life is terrific with many suitable for indoor use. The exhibitor displays were creative and colourful. New plant releases and [...]

Greening Our City: Gardens for High-density Living

By | 2019-08-27T01:07:40+00:00 August 27th, 2019|

Encouraging Women in Horticulture Australia (EWHA) is excited to announce its upcoming October event, which will feature ‘Australia’s longest Breathing Wall’ at 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. Jock Gammon, the Managing Director of Junglefy, the Sydney-based business designing, constructing and maintaining living infrastructure which created the living wall, will be in attendance at this event to [...]

A great write-up for the Interior Plantscape Association!

By | 2019-08-27T00:57:39+00:00 August 27th, 2019|

When completing my Master of Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne in 2017, I never imagined that two years later I would be earning a living writing about interior plantscapes and other horticultural matters. This would never have been possible without the support and mentoring I have received from the Interior Plantscape Association. I [...]

President’s Message – August 2019

By | 2019-07-31T12:42:50+00:00 August 1st, 2019|

Do you have a good working relationship with suppliers? I will be attending the Green Expo in the Gold Coast this month. This is a perfect opportunity to meet growers and suppliers of allied products face to face as well as seeing firsthand the quality of their plants. Allied products include trolleys, tools, fertilisers, pesticides and [...]

Are your designs stuck in a time warp?

By | 2019-07-29T15:24:42+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

By Gabrielle Stannus How do you visualise an interior plantscape design for a client? Are you still working in 2D or are you entering the brave new world that is 3D? The world of landscape design really has changed since Humphry Repton created a storm in 18th century England with his ‘Red Books’. These thickly [...]

2019 International Design Contest winners

By | 2019-07-29T14:53:37+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

Well done to Nerida Hills, past president of Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) who was one of four judges for the eighth annual 2019 International Design Contest, proudly sponsored by I-Plants Magazine. This year Johnson Fediw Associates who sponsored the contest and the publisher of I-Plants Magazine gave donations in honour of the four judges [...]

Westgate Shopping Mall: Going Green in Singapore’s Heartlands

By | 2019-07-29T14:44:45+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

By Clair Hurford The growth of e-commerce in Singapore and popularity of e-commerce giants like Lazada and Taobao – both owned by Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba - is putting pressure on Singapore’s malls like never before. Famously a ‘shoppers paradise’, Singapore is seen as the gateway to the lucrative ASEAN market due to its [...]

President’s Message (July 2019)

By | 2019-06-26T15:33:47+00:00 July 1st, 2019|

Business coaches and accountants say your business should always be ‘ready to sell’! Being a member of an industry association such as the Interior Plantscape Association automatically gives you credibility when dealing with clients. Use this to your advantage when submitting quotes. All your stationary, quotes and invoices/receipts should include the IPA logo showing [...]

Congratulations to Green Design Indoor Plant Hire, NSW on achieving IPA Accreditation

By | 2019-06-27T17:43:38+00:00 June 27th, 2019|

Green Design has been a member of IPA since 2002 and has demonstrated that they have the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience to operate to an acceptable industry best practice standard. Testimonial: ‘Although it’s not always apparent, I know our Accreditation status with IPA is helpful with gaining new customers. I always [...]