Garden Masterclass

Marie-Louise recently held an online talk with Garden Masterclass on the subject of Structure and Bones: The use of trees and shrubs in gardens and the woodland landscape pulling examples from the gardens at Exbury and the work her family have put in since its inception.

Garden masterclass runs courses and events for professionals.

A YouTube recording of the talk can be found at https://www.gardenmasterclass.org/blog-and-podcasts/2020/5/3/marie-louise-agius-takes-us-around-exbury

The full collection of Garden Masterclass online talks can be found at: https://www.gardenmasterclass.org/blog-and-podcasts

Gardens Illustrated’s Virtual Garden Tour series April 2020

Marie-Louise contributes to the virtual garden tour series, with the use of her drone-shot footage of Exbury Gardens. Read the full article here …

https://www.gardensillustrated.com/gardens/gardens-to-visit/exbury-gardens-virtual-garden-tour/

Five buildings to watch out for in 2020

Architects Journal includes Maggie’s Leeds in its Five buildings to watch out for in 2020

Maggie’s Yorkshire by Heatherwick Studio

This centre (pictured top), providing support for people affected by cancer, is sited within the campus of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. Designed to be a welcoming place, offering visitors respite from the clinical environment of the hospital, it includes a library, counselling rooms and informal seating areas. As the site was one of the few green spaces left on the campus, the centre’s design is intended to preserve and accentuate a sense of this by incorporating elements of garden into its structure. Elevating planted surfaces to cover roofs and frame its entrance, its form is conceived as a group of large-scale planters of varying sizes, with more than 10,000 plants and 19 different species growing over it.  The base of each planter is designed to create distinct, enclosed places for visitors to hold private conversations in or spend time alone, with more open, linking spaces encouraging group conversations and activities.

Start on site 2018
Expected completion Spring 2020
Gross internal floor area 462m²
Site area 1,136m²
Architect/designer Heatherwick Studio
Client Maggie’s Centres
Structural engineer AKT II
Sustainability consultant Max Fordham
Lighting consultant Light Bureau
Quantity surveyor Robert Lombardelli Partnership
Landscape architect Balston Agius 

Read the full article here: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/five-buildings-to-watch-out-for-in-2020/10045802.article

Learn about our involvement at Maggie’s Leeds here

BALI Award

Exbury Centenary Garden has received a BALI Award!

In the category ‘Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Under £500k’ the contractor, PC Landscapes, is the Principal Award Winner.
PC Landscapes did a wonderful job of delivering Marie-Louise’s deceptively challenging design layout and clearly the judges agreed! Our congratulations to everyone involved!

To see more information on the BALI website, click here

To see more information on the PC Landscapes website, click here

Learn about our involvement at Exbury Gardens here

The Garden

The April edition of the RHS magazine ‘The Garden’ features the Centenary Garden at Exbury, which has been designed by Marie-Louise Agius.
Marie-Louise is a Director of Exbury Gardens and shares her enthusiasm for the Gardens with all the members of the Balston Agius Team – all of whom are delighted to be able to assist her in bringing her ideas to life!

Learn about our involvement at Exbury Gardens here

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