Paysalia 2013

Paysalia 2013, it’s more than 350 expected exhibitors with an exhaustive offer: equipment manufacturer, nursery gardener, material manufacturer: synthetic grass, vegetal walls, floor suppliers… 

Every products and innovations are presented at Paysalia.


According to Noemi Petit (Show Director of the Paysalia show): “For this 3rd edition, Paysalia keeps growing and will welcome more than 350 exhibitors from all Europe.”

“All the actors of the landscape sector are welcome to the Paysalia show, the aim of this show is a meeting between visitors (12000 to 14000 professionals) and all their suppliers in a unique place. The professionals that create, realize and maintain public or private gardens will meet on Paysalia the manufacturer of tools as well as nursery gardener, urban suppliers, watering system manufacturer …”

Thematic village are organized: vegetal, water, lightning, urban furniture… Suppliers are classified in specific area, standing out thanks to the floor signage, the specific carpets and the show plan in order to fasten and facilitate the show tour.

Unions and professionals organizations are present as well on the show to give useful advices.

During Paysalia, the organiser’s team hosts you for enjoyable moments to encourage networking including evening events, cocktail parties, prize awards ceremonies and a gala night. And don’t forget that in Lyon there is theFestival of Lights just a few days after. A great opportunity to discover our City dressed in its best! 

You will also enjoy the show for these welcome moments of relaxation.

Discover “Le Carré des Jardiniers”, the Trends Guide, attend the national final of the plant recognition contest, become a member of the elected officials club, go to the conferences…

Paysalia it is a source of inspiration for all specialists.

PECSRL biennial international conference

The 26th session of the PECSRL biennial international conference will be held on 8-12 September 2014.

The conference will be held at two locations: in the city of Gothenburg and the town of Mariestad in the west of Sweden. The congress will be hosted by the University of Gothenburg.

The conference brings together geographers, landscape architects, historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, ecologists, rural planners, landscape managers and other scholars interested in European landscapes. The conference offers ample facilities for meeting colleagues from all parts of Europe, for getting informed about various aspects of European landscape research and for initiating new projects. Besides paper sessions, poster presentations, workshops and plenary sessions there will be one full day of field trips to provide the PECSRL-participants with a detailed knowledge of the rural landscapes in the Västra Götaland region.

A post-conference excursion will be arranged 12-14 September to Finnskogen (the Forest of the Finns), in the Swedish-Norwegian border area, north of Lake Vänern.

Conference topics:

  • Historical perspectives on the rural-urban interface
  • Challenges in EU’s new agricultural policy
  • Tourism and recreation as drivers in the rural landscape
  • Rural landscapes: concepts and approaches
  • Biosphere reserves and other international landscape labels
  • Food and landscape
  • Gender and landscape
  • Landscape and gardens
  • Landscape as heritage
  • Mountainous landscapes
  • Planned landscapes and historical perspectives on landscape planning
  • Landscape character assessments and the nature-culture integration
  • Limits and possibilities in the ecosystem approach and ‘ecosystem services’
  • Landscape management and practical knowledge
  • GIS and other techniques in landscape planning
  • Sustainable dimensions of peri-urban landscapes

The conference will have both oral and poster sessions, and we also welcome proposals for organized- and roundtable sessions. Guidelines for session proposals and the different presentation formats will be available in the fall 2013.

Important dates:

2013-10-31 – Deadline for session proposals
2014-01-31 – Deadline for abstracts for oral and poster presentations (300 words)
2014-02-15 – Registration opens
2014-04-15 – Early registration ends

Conference chairs: Marie Stenseke, Gunilla A Olsson, Katarina Saltzman
Conference secretary: Mirek Dymitrow



Expressions of Interest invited – Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is inviting Expressions of Interest to engage the Lead Consultant to develop the long-term masterplan for the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and Domain.

The Expression of Interest documents can be found on the NSW Procurement website


Public spots on private plots

International Symposium on Garden Architecture
September 29, 2012

“Gardens, to me, mean variety and space close to nature, and joie de vivre for all generations”. Wolfgang Sobotka, Lower Austria deputy governor

The symposium highlights gardens as social, productive and creative spaces. Private gardens, and their design and use, interact with their environment, the times and circumstances surrounding them, and reflect lifestyles and cultures. Is there a new garden culture – what work is being done on it worldwide? The speakers will present gardens as paradises or utopias, as interfaces with public space, as compositions of plants and materials.
09.00–09.30am – Registration
09.30–10.00am – Introductory remarks by Joachim Brocks, “Natur im Garten”,   and Karin Standler, Team private plots
10.00–11.00am – Franzisk Bark Hagen (CH)
11.00–11.30am – Coffee break
11.30–12.30am – Tom Stuart-Smith (GB)
12.30–01.30pm – Lunch break
01.30–02.30pm – Teresa Moller (CL)
02.30–03.30pm – Stig L. Andersson (DK)
Moderated by: Vladimir Sitta

Symposium fee: € 50.- (includes conference folder, lunch buffet and refreshments at breaks)
Languages: simultaneous interpretation English/German
Venue: Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria. Registration:
Award ceremony
4.30 pm, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Garden-Culture-Landscape Tour with Iris Meder and Felicitas Konecny
September 30, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm, meeting point: Essl Museum, Fee: € 30.-
Registration under

Best Private Plots

Call for Entries
Deadline for entries – June 4th, 2012

The international garden architecture competition best private plots – Die besten Gärten 2012  was launched on the 2nd of April 2012.

The award best private plots – Die besten Gärten 2012 recognizes exemplary sustainable design of private outdoor spaces, highlighting the garden as a contemporary dialogue between architecture, ecology and landscape, as places of inspiration and creation, as habitats that tell stories.

The award criteria include artistic and conceptual quality, ecological use of plants and materials, delimitation and organization of outdoor space. A focus lies on variety of uses and sustainability. The outdoor spaces must be clearly identifiable as intended for private residence and use, and must have been created no more than ten years ago. The competition is international. Landscape architects, architects, artists, gardeners, garden owners and combinations thereof from all countries are eligible.

Prizes: First prize: 7,000 € | Second prize: 5,000 € | Third prize: 3,000 €

Jury 2012: Stig L. Andersson (DK), SLA Urbanity Strategy Landscape | Franziska Bark Hagen (CH), cultural scientist | Teresa Moller (CL), Estudio del Paisaje | Vladimir (Tom) Sitta, Terragram | Tom Stuart-Smith (GB), Landscape Design

Award ceremony and International symposium on garden architecture: September 29th, 2012, Essl Museum, A-3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria.

The bilingual catalog best private plots – Die besten Gärten 2012 will present about 30 outdoor spaces and gardens nominated for the award. The catalog will be launched at the award ceremony on 29th September 2012 and can be ordered at

best private plots 12 competition brief
best private plots 12 folder
best private plots 12 Jury
best private plots 12 poster