Bring Nature to City

Author: Tom Schiphorst
Editor: Zhang Zhinan, Zhang Liru
Photo by: Zhang Liru

Content
I. Introduction
II. Two Concepts - Balance & Diversification
1. Balance -balance model
-existing problem -advice
2. Diversification -importance & advantage
III. Case Study - Tom’s Garden
IV. Conclusion & Prospect
V. Recommend variety
-tree, shrub,rose, climbing plants,perennial
VI. Nursery
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I. Introduction

World’s cities are expanding rapidly, and in China are undergoing a major transformation. Many cities suffer from a number of environmental ills, such as overcrowding, intense competition for and misallocation of space.

As a designer, the questions of how to avoid mistakes and create a ideal environment for the society have become to the essential issues.

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II Two Concepts -
balance & diversification

1. Balance
1.1 ideal balance model
1.2 existing problem
1.3 advice

2. Diversification
• importance & advantage

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1.1 Ideal balance model

target group

Needs Needs

Aesthetic
functional

public green Architecture

Balance

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1. Arnhem resident region
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2.Arnhem commercial region
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3.Arnhem commercial region
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4.Zeist Luxurious residential area
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5.Zeist small town
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6.Wageningen scientific city
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1.2 Existing problem

Unbalance between the volume of concrete buildings, so called culture, and public green, so called nature.

Unbalance between the different elements in urban green areas, concerned with the variety and proportion.
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1.3 Advice

Besides the cost, the cooperation of architecture and landscape designer, 3-Dimensional green design will contribute to balance the volume between concrete buildings and public green.

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2.Diversification
• important & advantage

• Improve the balance of ecological system. Create a friendly living condition for more creatures.
• Meet the demands of individuals with different taste.
• According to the law of nature, avoid environmental disaster on a large scale.
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III Case Study - Garden designed by Tom

3.1 Background & Data
3.2 Influential factors for design
3.3 Tom`s Garden
-spring, summer, autumn, winter-
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3.1 Background & data
• Target group:rich aging people
• Location: Bennekom
• Total area: 7916.4 m²
• Greenery area: 3570.4 m²
• Greenery :45%
• Plant species: over 200
• Plant variety: over 400
• Tree: 188 trees
• Big bush: 733 bushes
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3.2 Influential factors for design

• Price
• Soil and water condition
• Size of available plant material
• growing speed of plants, especial trees
• volume of building architects
• volume of concrete greening by planing

• climate condition
3.3 Tom`s Garden
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£¨1 £©Spring : pictures 1 - 5
£¨2 £©Summer : pictures 1 - 5
£¨3 £©Autumn : pictures 1 - 5
£¨4 £©Winter : pictures 1 - 5
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IV. Conclusion and prospect

The professional should keep two concepts in mind, thus balance and diversification.
Policy maker and real-estate company will play an important role in this process as well.
We hope the effective social network bring more benefit to the environment, moreover enhance the quality of our daily life.
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V. Recommendable varieties

• Tree
• Shrub
• Rose
• Climbing Plants
• Perennial

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1. Fagus sylvatica atropunicea
25 meters high
valued for their foliage and autumn color.
Grow in woodland garden or as specimen tree.
Also for hedging or pleaching.
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2. Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’
25 meters high
valued for their foliage and autumn color. 25
Grow in woodland garden or as specimen tree.
Also for hedging or pleaching.
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3. Quercus robur
35 meters high, very hardy.
Very nice avenue tree

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4. Tilia Tomentosa
30 meters high Broadly columnar tree. Very nice avenue tree
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5. Aesculus indica ‘Sydney Pearce’
15 meters high, hardy White or pink flowers in summer.
Suitable only for large gardens, where they planted as specimen trees.
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6. Aesculus x carnea ‘Briottii’
15 meters, garden origin, very hardy
Glossy leaves and dark rose-red flowers.
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7. Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’
With spectacular leaves, keep on cutting, soft-pink leaves will grow up. Very nice looking.
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1. Amelanchier lamarckii

4-6 meters high, very hardy
Nice white flowering in spring
Blue fruit in late summer , which attract many birds
Mixed red-yellow color in autumn
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2.Aronia prunifolia ‘ Viking ’

2-4 meters high, very hardy
White flower in spring
Nutritious fruit which can improve one’s physical condition.
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3. Buddleja davidii

4-6 meters high, comparably hardy
Flowering in summer, normally from July to SeptemberFragrant flower attract many butterflies.
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4. Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’

4-6 meters high, very hardy 4-6
With attractive red twigs in winter and colorful leaves in other seasons
Nicely combined with other green-leaf plants.
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5. Cornus stol. ‘Flaviramea’

4-6 meters high, very hardy
With attractive yellow twigs in winter
Nicely combined with Conur alba Elegantissima
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6. Cotoneaster conspicuus ‘Decorus’

Ground cover or low shrub, not more than 1 meter
Ever-green With red berry in winter time.
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7.Physocarpus opulifolias ‘Dart’s Gold’

3-4 meters high, hardy.
Yellow leaves well combined with other green-leave plant
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8. Sambucus nigra

3-4 meters high£¬White flower in summer. With black berry in winter, which attract animals.
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1. Climbing rose
2. Climbing rose
3. Climbing rose
4. Climbing rose
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1. Hedera helix arborescens
2. Hedera helix hibernica
3. Hedera helix hibernica
4. Hedera helix hibernica
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1. Astilbe sinensis
2. Alchemilla mollis

Soft-yellow flowering
Ground cover, widely used in design to combine with other elements.
Attractive leave
3. Phlox paniculata

80-120cm With many different colors.
Long blooming period, normally from July to September, even October
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4. Monarda dydima

Flowering in summer with a long time. Many different colors.
Very hardy can survive with dry and poor soil.
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5. Santolina chamaedrys

Ever-green, occurring in hot, dry or rocky places.
Suitable for mixed or shrub order or a rock garden. It may also be used as ground cover.
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VI.Nursery

Eddy`s Nursery
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Tom`s nursery
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Thanks for Your Attention