August 18 – 20, 2011 – Boston GreenFest was held at Boston City Hall Plaza this year. Boston GreenFest, organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., is the region’s largest multicultural environmental festival that celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities.
Cityscapes joined up with the GLTi team and showcased three of their free-standing living walls for the three day event. Janice Goodman of Cityscapes gave George Irwin, President of Green Living Technologies, support during his hands on demonstration of a green roof installation by answering questions for attendees and bystanders. Participation in George’s demonstration offered AIA credits at no cost to attendees. Take a look at Cityscapes/GLTi’s exhibit at GreenFest and the Roof Garden from George’s demonstration below.
Pembroke, MA/Boston, MA, July 1, 2011 – Janice Goodman, President and Owner of Boston based premier plantscaping company Cityscapes, welcomed the staff from the DIY Network’s show Indoors Out (www.diynetwork.com) to redesign her backyard into an outdoor living space. The hosts of Indoors Out, Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns, both professional stonemasons and contractors, base their show around transforming boring backyards into functional living spaces. Included in the redesign was an outdoor kitchen and bar under the cover of a gorgeous wooden pergola, an edible living wall, a pond with a waterfall, and a lounging area. The final result was nothing less than stunning!
This project presented the opportunity for Cityscapes to install a residential outdoor living wall. Using Green Living Technologies (www.agreenroof.com) patented stainless steel panel wall system, two 6′ by 4′ walls were kitty cornered and backed with stone by the outdoor kitchen. Janice specifically designed and planted the wall with herbs and edible plants so she would have easy access to use them when she is cooking for or entertaining family or guests in the outdoor kitchen.
Throughout the design phase and installation process, a few local companies lent a helping hand. Don Carney of Carney Tree & Landscape (www.carneylandscape.com) in Duxbury helped the team design the outdoor space. The extensive stonework surrounding the kitchen, bar, and living wall was installed by CC Nightscape (www.stoneworksbyccnightscape.com) of Cohasset. Using a combination of stones and boulders found around the Goodman’s residence, Shades of Green (www.shadesofgreenldm.com) of Pembroke designed and installed the beautiful pond complete with a waterfall. Specialty plants including Japanese Maples and Conifers were purchased from Katsura Gardens (www.katsuragardens.com); a local nursery. Patrick J. Gannon Construction (www.trustthisbiz.com/patrickjgannon_construction) of Weymouth built the structure for the living wall and erected the pergola. The pergola was donated by Average Joe’s Pergola Depot (www.pergoladepot.com).
The installation and filming began on June 26th and wrapped up on June 28th. The show is set to air in the Spring of 2012. Cityscapes living walls will also be featured in another DIY Network show, This New House, this upcoming July.
On May 26, 2011 Cityscapes welcomed members of Boston Green Tourism to our lush greenhouses and living wall showroom in the heart of the Back Bay. Boston Green Tourism is an organization that strives to encourage and educate visitor-industry professionals to make their businesses greener. Janice Goodman, President and Owner of Cityscapes, spoke about Living Walls and the many benefits they can provide to make your building cleaner and greener. Annette Rinaldi of Wedding Flowers By Annette provided gorgeous flower arrangements to brighten up the atmosphere. Take a look at some pictures from the event provided by Dave LaChappelle of Amore Photography.
Janice Goodman of Cityscapes
Left: Alyce Crowley of Cityscapes
Left: Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism Dan Ruben
Janice Goodman and Annette Rinaldi of Wedding Flowers by Annette
Beautiful Arrangement provided by Annette Rinaldi
Bright Pink Peony Arrangement
For more information regarding:
Boston Green Tourism click here http://www.bostongreentourism.org/
Wedding Flowers by Annette click here http://www.weddingflowersbyannette.com/
Amore Photography click here http://www.amorephotography.com/
March 5th, 2011 – BOMA Boston hosted it’s 22nd Annual Casino Night Benefit at the Seaport Hotel. The $90,000 that was raised at the benefit went to the following charities and organizations: City Year Boston, My Brother’s Keeper, South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Heading Home, Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation, and the BOMA Boston Education Scholarship.
Cityscapes was a High Roller Sponser for the event. We provided beautiful Monte Carlo themed table arrangements made up of white tulips, white calla lilies, and white roses. Unique accents such as black peacock feathers, gold beads, over-sized playing cards, gold silk table overlays, hat and dollar shaped confetti, and a custom living wall were also incorporated into the design. Please enjoy the following images from the event.
Beautiful Tulip Arrangements
Second to the Right: Janice Goodman (owner of Cityscapes) with the BOMA Committee
Custom “Monte Carlo” Living Wall
Back Right: John Higgins and Amy Walker both Sales Representatives at Cityscapes
Simple and Sophisticated Calla Arrangements
Janice Goodman with Cityscapes client Kelli Ployer (second to right) of CB Richard Ellis
Suzanne Marchand of Cityscapes with Steve Howard
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February 15, 2011 – The exterior landscaping season is approaching quickly, and Cityscapes is getting ready to beautify properties all around Boston! We will be beginning our Spring Rotations come March using a gorgeous mix of season appropriate flowers such as pansies, hydrangeas, osteospermums, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths that are available in a wide range of colors. Take a look at a couple of our past Spring installations.
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From November 17th -19th, 2010 Cityscapes Living Walls were on display at the Seaport World Trade Center for Build Boston’s 1st Annual Innovation Pavilion. Our Living walls were chosen as one of Boston’s most cutting edge innovative building products. Each of the products that were selected have only been in the market for 3 years or less. Build Boston is the Northeast’s largest regional convention and tradeshow for engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, and other industry professionals with an annual 15,000 attendees each year. Below are some images of our living walls that were on display at the event.
For more information about Build Boston: www.buildboston.com
On November 18th BOMA Boston held their annual Toby & Industry Awards at the Boston Sheraton Hotel. During the ceremony, awards were given in 20 different categories for Real Estate Excellence. Janice Goodman, President and Owner of Cityscapes, won Affiliate Member of the Year! Take a look at some of the pictures and check out this great video: TOBY Awards 2010 from the event!
For more photos and information regarding the event, click here www.gbreb.com/boma.aspx