The German newspaper Die Zeit recently featured this interview with Christoph Valentien, a German landscape architect who designed a large new botanic garden in Shanghai which was inaugurated this year as part of the World Expo there:
Christoph Valentien Interview
The article is in German but I did find a Deutsche Welle video report in English on the same topic:
Christoph Valentien - The Landscape Architect of Shanghai
I hope you enjoy these - I had actually not heard of this project at all but it looks very impressive and I hope I will get to visit it one day...