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With sculptor Marie Khouri's series of concrete planters, the container is reimagined as contemporary art. 
Each year, London's Serpentine Gallery has a temporary pavilion designed by a well-known architect. This year's version is by Pritzker prize winner Peter Zumthor, with a garden by Piet Oudolf—the first time horticulture has joined architecture in the 11 years of the pavilion's history. 
Botanic motifs flourished in Victorian design, and typography was no exception. Ornate filigree details and calligraphic embellishments were often designed as stylized flowers, leaves, and even trees, around the alphabet characters. We look at the story behind several typefaces inspired by the natural world.
Related Topics: Ideas | art + botany | Design | typography | Victorian
In the last several years, artists have reclaimed moss as a medium, creating site-specific installations to reclaim public spaces, and creating a new sort of growing, living graffiti.
A San Francisco artist is breeding a new genus of art and botany: a hybrid of man's plumbing with woman's tulips. 
Related Topics: Ideas | art + botany | Design | Flowers | Interior | sculpture
An exhibit of contemporary topiary pieces is on display at this year's International Horticulture Expo, in Xi’an, China. The menagerie of living sculptures includes the country's national bird, a giant panda, and a cow.  
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art botany | asia | china | Design | Topiary
During the great tulipomania craze, a vase was designed to showcase the expensive flowers. 
Has London one-upped Paris when it comes to vertical gardens on museum walls? The National Gallery in London unveiled a vertical garden that is a living reproduction of Van Gogh's "A Wheatfield, with Cypresses," using 8,000 living plants of more than 26 varieties.
The artist collective London Fieldworks has been creating fantastic bird houses since 2008, sculptures that draw from sources as diverse as 1960s public housing, dictator's palaces, and more.
Related Topics: Ideas | art | birdhouses | Design | London
A physician by trade, botanic enthusiast, and accidental inventor, Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward devised the first terrarium in 1829, and thereby launched a new age of horticultural possibilities—where ferns and mosses would grow indoors, and tropical exotics would travel the world. 
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