The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) to be demonstrating and promoting Green City. Most importantly the principles through an AIPH garden at ‘Expo 2019 Beijing’.
In addition, the garden, entitled “The Rewilding Garden”, has been designed for the AIPH approved world horticultural event. It’s also by UK and Singapore based landscape architects Grant Associates.
So as a key area of AIPH focus and activity, the AIPH Green City concept and guidelines promote awareness. Awareness to the urgent need for urban greening. All under the occasion of Expo 2019 Beijing. So AIPH has the unique opportunity of bringing the Green City message. One to one of the world’s largest cities and an estimated 16 million expo visitors.
Consequently, the expo theme: ‘Live Green, Live Better’ aims to demonstrate ecological concepts and garden ideas. More noteworthy, the AIPH garden, covering 1500m². It will present and promote the benefits of integrating nature into cities and urban areas. Designed using sustainable landscape strategies. Likewise, the garden will both delight and inspire visitors who will be able to experience nature.
Held in Beijing, China from 29th April – 7th October 2019, the exposition will be one of the largest horticultural trade events in the world and will attract members of the horticulture industry and public alike. The expo received official approval by AIPH as an A1 category event in 2012 and subsequently gained the recognition of the Bureau of International Expositions.
Design Details of AIPH’s ‘The Rewilding Garden’ | Expo 2019 Beijing:
Entering the Garden
Visitors begin their journey through a display of the core values of sustainable and biophilic design. An edible wall will demonstrate how plants thrive in peat-free soil, with some plants growing without any soil at all in nutrient rich water (an example of hydroponics).
Urban Healing Forest Garden
Visitors will be immersed in greenery as they continue along an elevated boardwalk through an ‘urban forest’. Information boards will explain how surrounding trees and plants not only clean the air, soil and water, but also promote well-being by bringing people into closer contact with nature. A sequence of seating ‘snugs’ will further enhance visitors’ immersive experience, providing space to sit and relax, and learn more about the work of AIPH.
This area within the urban forest will be showcasing sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) too. Ones that creatively manage and clean urban run-off, helping to sustain a biodiverse rich habitat.
Full of colour and contrasting textures, the meadow will demonstrate how cities can provide a biodiverse habitat. All for birds, bees and butterflies. The selected plant species are low management, suited to urban environments and adaptive to climate change.
Inspired by the shape of a chrysanthemum, the official flower of Beijing, the pavilion will juxtapose AIPH’s ‘intellectual’ messages with emotionally evocative artworks. This will include suspended flower displays, a horticulture-inspired floor graphic and a digital display providing information on AIPH’s Green City concept. The pavilion will measure 8m in diameter.
Finally and after the Expo, the AIPH Garden will remain at the show site in Beijing. In conclusion, it will become a permanent showcase for the AIPH Green City concept in the 21st century.
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