Landscape architecture, garden design, planting design and management - Rowland Byass

Polsheer House, Isfahan

30/07/2012

New Julfa is the Armenian quarter of Isfahan, Iran's most magnificent historical city. Shah Abbas I, the greatest of the Safavid monarchs, transplanted the Armenian community here in the sixteenth century to give a boost to...

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Polsheer House, Isfahan

What is good planting design? (1)

12/07/2012

Clipped lavender, santolina and rosemary in La Louve, the garden of the late Nicole de Vésian in Provence. Gertrude Jekyll (inset) and part of her garden at Munstead Wood, Surrey “And I found that one thing well worth...

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What is good planting design? (1)

Deepak Suchde: Natueco Farming

12/07/2012

Deepak Suchde is an Indian permaculturalist, social activist and farmer. I heard about him and his work in 2011 while I was working on a landscape project in Ujjain, in the same state (Madhya Pradesh). I...

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Deepak Suchde: Natueco Farming

The Lost Gardens of Khajuraho

10/07/2012

Khajuraho is a place usually associated with this. ...And this This remote village  at the northern edge of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is famous – world famous – for its dozens of stone temples, built...

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The Lost Gardens of Khajuraho

Chadar

05/07/2012

From 'Gardens of the Islamic World': 'In Pakistan, India and Iran there is a special type of man-made waterfall called a ‘chadar’. These are sheets of stone or white marble, set at angles between 30 and 70...

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Chadar

Goa

05/07/2012

Goa is one of those anomalous places. A tiny enclave carved out of western coast of India, it still displays the strong dose of Portuguese Catholic influence stamped on it by its colonisers, who only left...

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Goa

Mandu

05/07/2012

Mandu ticks lots of interest boxes for me: a dramatic landscape of hills, hollows and lakes, littered with medieval Islamic architecture, set atop a Lost World-like plateau 360 metres above the surrounding Narmada valley. This is a...

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Mandu

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