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

From public garden to corporate plaza: Piccadilly Gardens and the new civic landscape


Journal of Landscape Architecture, Spring 2010

An appraisal of a major recent public space redevelopment, seven years after completion. The re- development of Piccadilly Gardens forms part of a regeneration masterplan that has reshaped the urban core of Manchester. Based on observation of the Gardens and the way that people use its spaces, it characterises the design language and experiential qualities of the place.

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Best Value: cultural values and planting design


Garden Design Journal, June 2005

This article discusses the values, cultural, aesthetic and ecological, that come into play when considering planting design in designed landscapes. How do we weigh up the relative importance of such values when devising a planting strategy for a landscape?

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