Located in the suburbs of Beijing, Huangfa Nursery is a national breeding base for colorful-leaf trees. In order to spread the influence within the nursing industry and promote the international advanced plant-breeding technology to the public, Huangfa Nursery invited Niek Roozen to do the landscape design and an indoor exhibition design for the entrance area.
The outdoor landscape design of Huangfa is closely integrated in the existing situation, by creating a series of outdoor exhibition gardens. Each exhibition garden has its own theme, but the main purpose is to show the use of colorful-leaf trees in landscape design, like city parks and urban public places. These theme gardens are connected by a central walkway, around Huanghua office building, making this area a gateway for the public. The most special garden is the rain garden in front of the exhibition greenhouse. This garden uses the principle of the sponge city to absorb and purify the rainwater from the surrounding roofs and pavements. The water level in the garden varies with amount of rainfall. Based on this characteristic, we have made a special planting design of aquatic plants. Permeable asphalt and permeable bricks are used to carry out sponge-city principles and eco-design principles.
Another important part of the design is the renovation of the current greenhouse. The renovated greenhouse will be the new exhibition and reception area. Since Huangfa nursery has close cooperation with the Dutch Van der Berk nursery. They would like to Introduced a series of advanced internationally seedling and breeding techniques to public. On the one hand it will be the showcase of high-standard international nursery for professionals, and on the other hand, it will carry out the outdoor social activities to spread the knowledge of plant science and plant breeding in Beijing.
There are several comprehensive divisions in the greenhouse exhibition area: temperature-controlled room, popular science display areas, nursery technology display areas, and low-carbon production display areas. There are live plant exhibitions, physical exhibitions, exhibition posters and multimedia shows. This indoor exhibition area will be constructed in 2019.