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24th Jan 2019

Grant Associates designs garden for 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Expo

Grant Associates is to create a permanent exhibition garden on behalf of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) for the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exposition.

Taking place in China’s capital from 29th April – 7th October 2019, the exposition is one the largest horticultural trade events in the world with organisers expecting around 16 million visitors.

2019’s event will take the theme ‘Live Green Live Better’ and aims to demonstrate ecological concepts and disseminate green ideas. These principles will be expressed through a variety of exhibition gardens by some of the world’s most celebrated landscape and garden designers.

The design of Grant Associates’ garden, entitled ‘The Rewilding Garden’, is inspired by AIPH’s mission to act as an international champion for the power of plants to enhance the world.

Covering a total of 1500 m2, The Rewilding Garden introduces visitors to the AIPH’s ‘Green City Principles’ initiative which promotes the benefits of integrating nature into cities.

Designed using sustainable landscape strategies, the Rewilding Garden aims to spark visitors’ interest, curiosity and delight in the nature, as well as demonstrate how nature can flourish in an urban context.

Other garden exhibits at the event include designs by West 8 (the Netherlands); SLA/Stig Anderson (Denmark); Tom Stuart-Smith (Britain); Kazuyuki Ishihara (Japan) and George Hargreaves (USA).

After the Expo, these ‘International Designers Creative Gardens’ and the AIPH Garden will remain at the show site in Beijing, becoming a permanent showcase for international, horticultural standards in the 21st century.