Floriade 2012: World Horticulture Festival

It’s the return of the once-in-a-decade Netherlands flower fest, the Floriade 2012 World Horticulture Expo. With 1.8m bulbs planted across 44 hectares, and more than two million visitors expected over a six-month run, this is one of the gardening world’s stratospheric events. Here’s the view from the opening week. Photograph: Ermindo Armino/AP, Paul Raats/EPA, Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images.

A field of flowers at Floriade in Venlo, the Netherlands, where the sixth edition of the festival has opened. Continue reading »

Gardens of Eden: The Heavenly Horticulture Blossoming on Roofs High above the City

Married couple Diane Cook and Len Jenshel travelled the world capturing their photographs of these stunning sights. It is their latest project after 25 years spent producing images that show how human’s influence their environment.

The eye-catching plants and flowers not only transform the top of dull office buildings but create habitats for birds and insects and are good for the environment.

Manhattan marvel: The first green roof the photographers visited, on top of Cook and Fox architects in New York. Continue reading »