We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Monday July 22 , 2019

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in New York Highline

Floating Paradise Gardens of London

Posted by on in News & Views

NewYorkHighLineParkThe floating paradise garden of London – yes you read correctly. It seems that Joanna Lumley has been working tirelessly for over 15 years to make this concept a reality. She has recently helped launch a trust to oversee the UK's first garden bridge. Aimed at welcoming tourists and cheering commuters on their daily travels, this will be the first pedestrian bridge of its kind. It could well be our version of the New York Highline (pictured here) – a mile long park built on the lines of a former train line.

The project has recently entered its first official planning stage – public consultation, Joanna says the bridge is to "be seen as a gift to the people of London from themselves for generations to come". As such, there is a definite flavour of not wanting corporate sponsorship; all parties involved so far believe that big organisations will offer donations with strings attached. Some large organisations have already offered to plough in millions of pounds into the project and they have been rejected. Fundraising for this project will be a huge ask, by all accounts a very worthwhile scheme and an opportunity for the UK to flex its horticultural muscles once again.

If you want read the full article click here.

Hits: 5486 0 Comments

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

ornamental grasses November garden wildlife elm plant pots rainwater harvesting Crocus Echinacea topiary gravel Trees Sophie Raworth cottage gardens Carol Klein recycled materials pollinators September garden Lawrence Johnston Kew Gardens Herb garden career in horticulture Berberis June garden sunflowers women and work award hard landscaping Monty Don National Trust eco-friendly vertical garden Buxus Garden Planning December garden watering can kerb-side appeal spring garden summer garden rococo repetition Cambridge botanical garden RHS Chelsea sound in the garden Malvern Spring Show roof gardens Berginia Kelmarsh Hall Urban Heat Island Effect garden focal points Narcissus August garden terracota heatwave courtyard lawn care Snowdrops July garden bees Lantra Wildflowers BBC Urban Heat Island garden design tip house plants movement in the garden garden Geranium Perennial Winter shrubs Seed sowing Jekka McVicar Wisley scented shrubs grow your own Rachel de Thame stonemarket Selfridges Roof Garden garden design trends plants Decking RHS Tatton Park Joe Swift saving water Daffodils January garden watering Ilex Herb rosemary Chelsea Physic Garden CorTen steel Fleece herbs October garden Phyllostachys nigra Highgrove Blue Daisy Matt James ash rock gardens pests RHS Chris Beardshaw reclaimed materials Prince Harry Bamboo Absorb pollution HTA gardening on tv NSALG Toby Buckland Shrubs planning your garden edible garden show April garden March garden Futurescape acer Floating Paradise Gardens of London basil Joanna Lumley poppies John Massey RHS Hampton Court hydroponic Euphorbia Acuba Kensington Roof Garden kitchen garden Spring shrubs Horticultural Ashwood Nurseries Great British Garden Revival garden room Gardeners World roof garden patio form surfaces GYO Briza maxima colour in your garden wild flowers deer herbaceous borders build garden advice at home Levens Hall Stone Lane Gardens bulb display cottage garden May garden Hidcote Events & Shows Taxus Laurel blue Malvern Hills Achillea Greenhouse ha ha Alys Fowler spring bulbs green spaces contemporary water butt RHS Malvern Cloches productive garden water conservation HNC drought New York Highline grey water twitter Tom Hart-Dyke garden design doddington hall pollinating insects Hosta unity pond Horticulture composting traditional style hosepipe snow Charlie Dimmock bulbs Birmingham Library front garden structure Joseph Banks Mrs Loudon James Wong Alan Titchmarsh Stoneleigh paving February Moss Bank Park autumn garden CorTen Cosmos astrosanguineus Glasshouse winner winter garden sorbus timber Horticulturalist alpines Capability Brown water February garden Cut flowers Nicki Jackson water feature Chelsea Flower Show sweat peas birch cyclamen National Gardening Week Coastal plants London show gardens legacy gift

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog

Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.