May 29, 2016

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Landscape Institute survey to help develop tree spec guidance -

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Vanmac ‘blown away’ by success in building UK dealer network for Trilo brand -

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Capability Brown photography exhibition opens in June -

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Winners announced for RHS and BBC garden design competition -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Future Spaces by Marshalls launched at Clerkenwell Design Week -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Low Allergy Gardening at Chelsea -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Barcham Trees’ Rupert Bentley Walls to ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Trees -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Palmstead soft landscape workshop announced -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Rolawn celebrates supply to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Winners -

Friday, May 27, 2016

London Festival of Architecture opens in June -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Jack Dunckley showcases new work at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Grand Designs Live 2016 -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Horticulture reception helps Scotland bloom -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Titchmarsh volunteers to green 10 Downing Street -

Friday, May 27, 2016

Two of Cheshire’s most notable families triumph at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Landscape Institute seeks consultant for university education review -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

RHS launches annual photographic competition -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Horticultural lecturer at Capel Manor is unveiled as the new face of BBC Gardener’s World -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Olympic designer named RHS ambassador -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

HTA to relocate -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

RHS appoints new director of consumer and commercial -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • Landscape Institute

    Landscape Institute survey to help develop tree spec guidance

    Landscape Institute members are encouraged to fill out this short survey into how they chose trees for planting. The results will be used to help to develop robust guidance on species selection for urban environments. The survey is part of a knowledge exchange project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Trees & Design Action Group (TDAG), Myerscough College and Lancaster University. Following the survey, the TDAG will also be running a series of related seminars. To receive notifications, leave your email at the end of the survey, or follow research developments on the TDAG website. The original deadline…

  • Vanmac

    Vanmac ‘blown away’ by success in building UK dealer network for Trilo brand

    Since BTME 2016 Jon Proffitt, UK factory support manager of Vanmac BV, has been busy constructing a network of established dealers for its Trilo range of blowers, vacuum collectors and verticutters. After announcing it was to be selling direct in the UK, bringing the country in-line with their European strategy, Jon has been signing up sales outlets to cover the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Vanmac commercial director, Peter van Mispelaar, said at the time that the move would allow it to better tailor its sales and service of Trilo machines to the UK market.  To that end well-known names in the industry,…

  • Capability Brown

    Capability Brown photography exhibition opens in June

    London’s Building Centre is to stage an exhibition of photographs and videos of Capability Brown landscapes, exploring how his work is seen through the eyes of leading contemporary photographers. The exhibition, entitled Lenses on a Landscape Genius, will be open from 22 June to 29 July. It has been organised by the Landscape Foundation and jointly curated by Hal Moggridge of landscape architects Colvin & Moggridge, who has worked on restorations of several Brown landscapes, and photographer Steffie Shields, author of the forthcoming bookMoving Heaven & Earth, Capability Brown’s Gift of Landscape (Unicorn Press, June 2016). Among more than 100…

  • RHS

    Winners announced for RHS and BBC garden design competition

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BBC have revealed the four winning front garden designs that will go on to be built at the world’s largest annual flower show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (5 – 10 July), sponsored by Viking Cruises. The competition, which was launched in January across 39 of the BBC’s Local Radio stations, called on amateur gardeners and aspiring garden designers across England to submit a ‘Feel Good Front Garden’ design, taking inspiration from their local region and highlighting the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening. The judging panel, which included RHS Chelsea Gold medal-winning designer…

  • Marshalls

    Future Spaces by Marshalls launched at Clerkenwell Design Week

    Marshalls, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of hard landscaping materials, this week revealed the findings of a significant research project. The research, named Future Spaces, is being launched at Marshalls showroom at Clerkenwell Design week, the UK’s leading independent design festival. Future Spaces is the result of intensive research, combined with interviews conducted with academics, industry commentators, journalists, architects, landscape designers, materials technologists, engineers and futurologists. The aim was to understand how the format, planning, specification and materials used in the construction of public, private and commercial spaces, both indoors and outdoors, might look and function in ten years…

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Landscape Institute

Landscape Institute survey to help develop tree spec guidance

May 29, 2016

Landscape Institute members are encouraged to fill out this short survey into how they chose trees for planting. The results will be used to help to develop robust guidance on species selection for urban environments. The survey is part of a knowledge exchange project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Trees & Design Action Group (TDAG), Myerscough College and Lancaster University. Following the survey, the TDAG will also be running a series of related seminars. To receive notifications, leave your email at the end of the survey, or follow research developments on the TDAG website. The original deadline…

Vanmac

Vanmac ‘blown away’ by success in building UK dealer network for Trilo brand

May 28, 2016

Since BTME 2016 Jon Proffitt, UK factory support manager of Vanmac BV, has been busy constructing a network of established dealers for its Trilo range of blowers, vacuum collectors and verticutters. After announcing it was to be selling direct in the UK, bringing the country in-line with their European strategy, Jon has been signing up sales outlets to cover the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Vanmac commercial director, Peter van Mispelaar, said at the time that the move would allow it to better tailor its sales and service of Trilo machines to the UK market.  To that end well-known names in the industry,…

Capability Brown

Capability Brown photography exhibition opens in June

May 28, 2016

London’s Building Centre is to stage an exhibition of photographs and videos of Capability Brown landscapes, exploring how his work is seen through the eyes of leading contemporary photographers. The exhibition, entitled Lenses on a Landscape Genius, will be open from 22 June to 29 July. It has been organised by the Landscape Foundation and jointly curated by Hal Moggridge of landscape architects Colvin & Moggridge, who has worked on restorations of several Brown landscapes, and photographer Steffie Shields, author of the forthcoming bookMoving Heaven & Earth, Capability Brown’s Gift of Landscape (Unicorn Press, June 2016). Among more than 100…

RHS

Winners announced for RHS and BBC garden design competition

May 27, 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BBC have revealed the four winning front garden designs that will go on to be built at the world’s largest annual flower show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (5 – 10 July), sponsored by Viking Cruises. The competition, which was launched in January across 39 of the BBC’s Local Radio stations, called on amateur gardeners and aspiring garden designers across England to submit a ‘Feel Good Front Garden’ design, taking inspiration from their local region and highlighting the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening. The judging panel, which included RHS Chelsea Gold medal-winning designer…

Marshalls

Future Spaces by Marshalls launched at Clerkenwell Design Week

May 27, 2016

Marshalls, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of hard landscaping materials, this week revealed the findings of a significant research project. The research, named Future Spaces, is being launched at Marshalls showroom at Clerkenwell Design week, the UK’s leading independent design festival. Future Spaces is the result of intensive research, combined with interviews conducted with academics, industry commentators, journalists, architects, landscape designers, materials technologists, engineers and futurologists. The aim was to understand how the format, planning, specification and materials used in the construction of public, private and commercial spaces, both indoors and outdoors, might look and function in ten years…

low allergy

Low Allergy Gardening at Chelsea

May 27, 2016

The Royal College of Pathologists has published a book, Low Allergy Gardening, to accompany its Silver Gilt Medal winning Low Allergy Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The book, full title ‘Low Allergy Gardening – The why and how of plant allergies and plants to choose for your low allergy garden’, has been co-authored by Dr Tim Wreghitt and Dr Joanna Sheldon, both fellows of the College. Written for people who have respiratory allergies such as asthma and hay fever, which are caused or exacerbated by breathing in plant pollen, it describes which plants to choose for a low allergy garden such as those which…

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Barcham Trees’ Rupert Bentley Walls to ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Trees

May 27, 2016

Barcham Trees’ sales executive Rupert Bentley Walls is taking part in a 285-mile bicycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Treees (F4T). Barcham is one of the sponsors of the event, which begins on Saturday 28 May at the Houses of Parliament and concludes on Tuesday 31 May in Paris. Barcham’s Keith Sacre had hoped to undertake the ride, but was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. F4T is a registered charity which raises money for urban tree research and particularly engages school children in the value of trees. Rupert is one of seven riders who will be taking…

Palmstead Nurseries

Palmstead soft landscape workshop announced

May 27, 2016

“What have plants ever done for us?” Palmstead’s annual soft landscape workshop this year will focus on the health and well-being benefits of plants and how certain plants can enhance human health while others can really make people sick. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe. In the UK, 1 in 5 people suffer from ‘hay fever’ or ‘ allergic rhinitis’ and the prevalence of this and eczema in children have both trebled over the last three decades Nick Coslett, Marketing Manager at Palmstead in Wye said: “We are excited about our Soft Landscape Workshop in September – health…

Rolawn Garden

Rolawn celebrates supply to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 Winners

May 27, 2016

Rolawn is proud to say it’s supplied products to 15 RHS medal winners at this year’s Chelsea show, including 10 golds, the Best Artisan Garden and a further five exhibitor awards. Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Wilson and James Bason all designed and built gardens with stunning planting schemes using Rolawn Blended Loam Topsoil to ensure perfect plant presentation. Sarah Eberle won both gold and Best Artisan Garden for sponsor Viking Cruises, using Medallion Turf and Soil Improver. Medallion turf was supplied to Cleve West, Hugo Bugg and featured with Hillier’s, winning their 71st gold and Bloms Bulbs with their 65th gold….

architecture

London Festival of Architecture opens in June

May 27, 2016

The annual London Festival of Architecture will run from 1 to 30 June with a full programme of talks, walks and exhibitions based around the theme of ‘community’. Six themed strands will look at green communities, new communities, housing estate regeneration, community effort, creative workspaces, and international comparators. Among the talks will be ‘Vancouverism’ at the RIBA (2 June), looking at how the Canadian city is replacing urban freeway culture with green space and smaller communities; building community participation (11 June) at St Mary’s Secret Garden, Hoxton; the art of designing civic spaces (7 June) at Battersea Power Station; and…

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Jack Dunckley showcases new work at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Grand Designs Live 2016

May 27, 2016

The award-winning BALI Registered garden designer and owner of Jack Dunckley Ltd has had an exciting start to the first half of 2016 by launching his most exciting projects at this years’ RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Grand Designs Live show back in April in London. Working with Solus Décor, Canadian designers of hand-made fire pits and water features who launched in the UK atRHS Hampton Court Flower Show last year, Jack Dunckley has designed and built ‘The Urban Retreat’, a contemporary garden trade stand to compete with any of the Show garden designs exhibited this year which has gone on to win 4…

horticulture

Horticulture reception helps Scotland bloom

May 27, 2016

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh hosted a reception outside the Temperate Palm House of the beautiful botanic gardens in Edinburgh. Featuring key note speaker cabinet secretary for environment, climate change and land reform Roseanna Cunningham MSP, the reception brought together the horticulture industry to celebrate the important contributions horticulture has for health, education and communities in Scotland. As well as key industry speakers, the reception included representatives from throughout the industry who hosted interactive stands throughout the event. Attendees also had the exclusive opportunity to tour the beautiful gardens and experience the Botanic Garden’s…

Titchmarsh

Titchmarsh volunteers to green 10 Downing Street

May 27, 2016

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) vice president Alan Titchmarsh volunteered to buy, plant and maintain urns of plants outside Number 10 Downing Street in order to raise the profile of front gardens on what he described as the ‘greyest frontage known to man’. Speaking at the first ever RHS Greening Grey Britain Front Garden Summit, Mr Titchmarsh lamented the loss of front gardens and challenged the audience of horticulturists, national and regional politicians, public policy figures, planners and engineers, to work together to halt the destruction of environmentally and socially important green spaces across the country. Responding to Mr Titchmarsh’s Downing…

Cheshire Gardeners

Two of Cheshire’s most notable families triumph at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 26, 2016

Two of Cheshire’s oldest families created a stir with Royalty, judges and celebrities in the famous Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week, scooping a Silver-Gilt Medal for their acclaimed floral exhibit. The Cholmondeley family, who have resided in Cheshire since the Norman times, and the 15th generation family oat miller, Mornflake, unveiled a stunning recreation of Cholmondeley Castle’s iconic ‘Temple Garden’ at the world’s leading flower show. The exhibit celebrates their shared passion for the British landscape and produce. Crowds are flocking to what is believed to be the first ‘Northern’ garden of its kind to…

LI Courses

Landscape Institute seeks consultant for university education review

May 26, 2016

The LI is looking to appoint a consultant to undertake a full review of landscape architecture undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the UK. Changes in the educational and professional contexts of landscape architecture courses over the past 20 years present significant challenges for the profession, which the review will address. The aim is to understand the pattern of student applications and enrolments onto LI-accredited courses, and identify ways to attract a stronger, and more diverse range of high-calibre students into the profession, ultimately increasing the overall number of students choosing to study landscape architecture. The review brief has been developed…