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Hangzhou complete

Weddles trip to China in August included a visit to the recently completed Hangzhou Residential development. Weddles have been working closely with the developers to produce a high quality landscape masterplan for the shared private garden.  The design and implementation has proven to be a great success, as now all 1229 residential units have been sold.  The gardens are in a European classical style and  based on the language of curves, linking a series of individual ‘jewel’ themed semi-private garden rooms. Read more →

Heriot-Watt Award

Heriot-Watt University has just been announced Winner of the Scottish Green Flag Award 2014 for the Formal Gardens and Central Woodland designed by Weddles. See the Article above.

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UK Ambassador On Site

Ma Zhengang, former Chinese ambassador to the UK (1997-2002), visited the International Horticultural Exhibition 2014 Qingdao on May 26 accompanied by Li Fengli, secretary-general of the expo executive committee. Read more →

Chartered Horticulturists

This week, three more members of the Weddles team became members of the Chartered Institute of Horticulturists. Neil Northrop, Lu Zhong and Chris Braine are now all full MCIHort members.  Mike Browell, Principle, is one of the founding members of this Institute, and has been a member for 25 years .  Weddles has a background of strong horticultural knowledge, which is demonstrated though our projects over the last 57 Years. Read more →

Botanical Garden Shortlist

We were delighted to hear this week that we have been shortlisted for the complete redesign of the main entrance and northern part of Shanghai Botanical Gardens. This will include a world class orchid house at 9000m2, which will become the biggest in the world.

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Residential Sensory Garden

We have just completed our latest residential sensory garden in Sheffield. Over the last 30 years we have built up our in house knowledge though an extensive range of residential / care home / hospital sensory gardens. We have condensed much of this knowledge into this lastest small residential scheme to great effect. The private Sheffield client said she was delighted with how the full sensory garden and wheelchair accessibility has been incorporated into a cost effect residential landscape design. To aid with client understanding of the scheme we also produced a simple and cost effective visualisations, which incorporates the accuracy of computer design and the flexibility of hand drawing.

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The ‘Shanghai Fish’ Concept

Weddle Landscape Design have recently completed the landscape design concept for the  ‘Shanghai Fish’ in Nanqiao New City, Shanghai. Weddles were engaged to produce a landscape design concept for the newly built 36ha ‘fish’  framework, implemented by the designers of the Palm Tree Island, Dubai. The concepts promotes Ecological Design, Clean Water and Healthy Living for this district of Shanghai.

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10 Questions about Lu

Alumna Lu Zhong (MA Landscape Design, 2006) talks to the Alumni Relations Team about what she has been up to since graduating from The University of Sheffield

Lu has recently been interviewed by Sheffield University Alumni as a outstanding example of an enterprising Chinese Landscape Architecture student now at the heart of Weddle Landscape Design and the landscape business world.

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BREEAM Ecology Credits

BREEAM‘s new version of UK New Construction went live on 21st May 2014, and will now filter down to superseded the 2011 version. One extra credit is now available within LE02, to raise the Land Use and Ecology (LE) credits to 10. Weddles are Lands Use and Ecology BREEAM assessors, and can produce the necessary BREEAM report Read more →

New Shanghai Project

Fengxian District of Shanghai ” Shanghai ‘s fish”

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