July 26, 2016

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The RHS Britain in Bloom 2016 UK Final judging tour starting soon -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Prince of Wales announced as new royal Patron of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Boningale expands national sales team -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Solid results for LUC in the run up to its 50th anniversary year -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lely cuts Toro cylinder prices by 10% for September only -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

David Domoney to appear at Southport Flower Show -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Haddonstone special saturday opening welcomes Perennial -

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

London College of Garden Design graduate wins premier student award in USA -

Monday, July 25, 2016

Kubota to showcase new high-spec construction machines at APF 2016 -

Monday, July 25, 2016

High satisfaction for Writtle postgraduates -

Monday, July 25, 2016

Driveway options from SureSet -

Monday, July 25, 2016

Winner of Plumpton College Top Horticulture Apprentice of the Year award announced -

Monday, July 25, 2016

Michael John McGarr wins silver at RHS Tatton -

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Award-winning garden explores plant evolution at RHS Tatton Park -

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Flora Japonica at Kew Gardens -

Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Master Grower feature launches at RHS Tatton Park -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gavin Jones awarded Green Flag status -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Joe Swift announces the finalists for the APL WorldSkills UK competition -

Friday, July 22, 2016

APL and HTA members bring home the medals from RHS Tatton Park -

Friday, July 22, 2016

  • Britain in Bloom

    The RHS Britain in Bloom 2016 UK Final judging tour starting soon

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) UK Finals Judging Tour for the 2016 Britain in Bloom will be taking place over a 16 day period from Friday 29 July. Eleven pairs of RHS judges will cover from Ahoghill in Ulster to Colwyn Bay in Wales, searching for the very best in community horticulture. Assessing more than 5,000 acres of public green space in 72 locations that have planted their way to the UK finals of Bloom, Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign, the judging teams of expert horticulturists will criss-cross the country to visit villages, towns and cities chosen to fly the flag…

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    The Prince of Wales announced as new royal Patron of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    Today, The Prince of Wales becomes the Patron of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The announcement comes as the Royal Botanic Gardens celebrates the opening of the world’s longest double herbaceous borders, the Great Broad Walk Borders. In a specially recorded message for Kew marking the launch of our new Great Broad Walk Borders this summer, His Royal Highness said: “I have always had the greatest affection and admiration for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, so I could not be more proud and delighted to have been invited to become Patron of this great institution. Kew has had its roots…

  • Boningale

    Boningale expands national sales team

    Midlands-based Boningale Nurseries has added two new members to its sales team in order to facilitate the company’s growth and expansion plans in the North and South. The first member to join the sales team is Lucy Bravington, who has worked in the landscape industry for the last nine years, starting out as a designer and specialising more recently in hard landscaping materials as part of her sales manager role at Hardscape Products Ltd.  At Boningale, Lucy will be responsible for managing existing customers and developing new business opportunities in the South of the country. Second is Andrew Dunkley who…

  • Capability Brown

    Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August

    This year marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday is thought to fall this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised very soon after birth, so August has been declared as his birthday month. The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener, often dubbed the ‘Shakespeare of gardening’ or the ‘grandfather of landscape architecture’. This year the Capability Brown Festival has, and continues to see, a myriad of events including…

  • LUC

    Solid results for LUC in the run up to its 50th anniversary year

    Independent planning, landscape design and ecology consultancy, LUC, has reported 6.2% growth and a four-fold increase in pre-tax profit in the year ended 31 December 2015, taking its turnover to approximately £7.5 million as it enters its 50th anniversary year. LUC was one of the first multi-disciplinary environmental consultancies set up in the UK by eminent and influential environmentalist and former Director General of the Nature Conservancy, Max Nicholson, in 1966. Today it employs 120 people in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Jeremy Owen, chair of LUC said: “Our results show steady growth and we continue to operate with a…

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Britain in Bloom

The RHS Britain in Bloom 2016 UK Final judging tour starting soon

Jul 26, 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) UK Finals Judging Tour for the 2016 Britain in Bloom will be taking place over a 16 day period from Friday 29 July. Eleven pairs of RHS judges will cover from Ahoghill in Ulster to Colwyn Bay in Wales, searching for the very best in community horticulture. Assessing more than 5,000 acres of public green space in 72 locations that have planted their way to the UK finals of Bloom, Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign, the judging teams of expert horticulturists will criss-cross the country to visit villages, towns and cities chosen to fly the flag…

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The Prince of Wales announced as new royal Patron of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Jul 26, 2016

Today, The Prince of Wales becomes the Patron of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The announcement comes as the Royal Botanic Gardens celebrates the opening of the world’s longest double herbaceous borders, the Great Broad Walk Borders. In a specially recorded message for Kew marking the launch of our new Great Broad Walk Borders this summer, His Royal Highness said: “I have always had the greatest affection and admiration for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, so I could not be more proud and delighted to have been invited to become Patron of this great institution. Kew has had its roots…

Boningale

Boningale expands national sales team

Jul 26, 2016

Midlands-based Boningale Nurseries has added two new members to its sales team in order to facilitate the company’s growth and expansion plans in the North and South. The first member to join the sales team is Lucy Bravington, who has worked in the landscape industry for the last nine years, starting out as a designer and specialising more recently in hard landscaping materials as part of her sales manager role at Hardscape Products Ltd.  At Boningale, Lucy will be responsible for managing existing customers and developing new business opportunities in the South of the country. Second is Andrew Dunkley who…

Capability Brown

Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August

Jul 26, 2016

This year marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday is thought to fall this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised very soon after birth, so August has been declared as his birthday month. The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener, often dubbed the ‘Shakespeare of gardening’ or the ‘grandfather of landscape architecture’. This year the Capability Brown Festival has, and continues to see, a myriad of events including…

LUC

Solid results for LUC in the run up to its 50th anniversary year

Jul 26, 2016

Independent planning, landscape design and ecology consultancy, LUC, has reported 6.2% growth and a four-fold increase in pre-tax profit in the year ended 31 December 2015, taking its turnover to approximately £7.5 million as it enters its 50th anniversary year. LUC was one of the first multi-disciplinary environmental consultancies set up in the UK by eminent and influential environmentalist and former Director General of the Nature Conservancy, Max Nicholson, in 1966. Today it employs 120 people in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Jeremy Owen, chair of LUC said: “Our results show steady growth and we continue to operate with a…

Lely

Lely cuts Toro cylinder prices by 10% for September only

Jul 26, 2016

For this September only Lely Turfcare is offering a 10 percent discount across the  entire Toro cylinder range. All Toro cylinder mowers, from the heavy duty LT3340 to the accessible CT2240 compact triple, can be given a new lease of life with cost effective replacement cylinders. To determine whether your mower needs regrinding or a replacement cylinder, put it to the paper test. Wearing the correct safety wear place a piece of paper 90 degrees between the cylinder and the bottom blade and turning the cylinder by hand to see if they are working to the best of their ability. If…

David Domoney

David Domoney to appear at Southport Flower Show

Jul 26, 2016

TV gardening expert David Domoney will be showing visitors to the Southport Flower Show how to ‘Love Your Garden’ as he makes a special appearance at the seaside event. David, who features in some of Britain’s top rated home and gardening TV shows, is to share his insight and expertise at the UK’s biggest independent flower show in August. His visit to Southport on Friday 19th August is part of a packed programme which includes many of Britain’s leading celebrity gardeners and experts. David co-presents ITV1’s Love Your Garden show with Alan Titchmarsh, the most popular gardening show on TV…

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Haddonstone special saturday opening welcomes Perennial

Jul 26, 2016

Horticulture trade charity Perennial will be the guest exhibitor at Haddonstone’s ‘Special Saturday Show Garden Open Day’ on 6th August. Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly and canapés on arrival and music from acclaimed jazz sax player John Ray Driscoll while exploring Haddonstone’s gardens, not usually open to the public on the weekends. This is the first time a national charity has been the guest exhibitor at one of Haddonstone’s open days. Perennial is the only charity dedicated to helping everyone working in and retired from horticulture in times of crisis. Haddonstone will donate 5% of all sales…

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London College of Garden Design graduate wins premier student award in USA

Jul 25, 2016

London College of Garden Design graduate, Jane Finlay has been announced as the winner of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ International Student Design Award for her design ‘The Restorative Garden’. After hearing of her success Jane said: “I was so delighted to have my design ‘validated’ on an international platform; awards such as this help to launch new careers and for me it’s now a firm step up on that ladder”. As Gold Award winner Jane will be awarded a scholarship and an award to be presented at the APLD’s International Landscape Design Conference to be held in Santa…

Kubota

Kubota to showcase new high-spec construction machines at APF 2016

Jul 25, 2016

Kubota UK will be exhibiting its new class leading Hi-Spec construction machines on Stand 760-800 at this year’s APF Show. Hot off the heels of the construction models’ debut UK outing at Hillhead in June, the new machines on display at APF will include Hi-Spec versions of two of its popular mini excavators, the Kubota KX101-3α4 and the Kubota U27-4. Also on display will be the KC250H-4 tracked carrier, the latest specification of the R065 wheeled loader and the innovative U10-3 side lever excavator. The two new Hi-Spec versions of the KX101-3α4 and U27-4 excavators include a number of enhancements…

Writtle

High satisfaction for Writtle postgraduates

Jul 25, 2016

Once again, Writtle College has excelled in postgraduate satisfaction as revealed by the latest industry students’ survey results. This year’s Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), which is open to all postgraduate students across the country, shows that Writtle is leading the way in delivering first-class teaching and student support. Key achievements include: 94% said feedback on work was prompt (sector average is 66% and small & specialist sector averaging 62%) 94% said there is sufficient contact time to support effective learning (sector average 69% and small & specialist sector averaging 65%) 94% said confidence to be innovative or creative has…

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Driveway options from SureSet

Jul 25, 2016

SureSet talk us through the different driveway options available.  Of all the driveway surfacing to choose from, a resin bound driveway combines good looks with practicality by providing a permeable, accessible, durable, SuDS compliant surface that doesn’t need planning permission. When installed by a reputable company, a resin driveway needs little maintenance and once installed will reward you with many years of outstanding performance. Useful Blog: Top tips for choosing a resin bound paving installer. The benefits of choosing a SureSet resin bound driveway… 18 year guarantee When installed by a SureSet Approved Installer, your domestic driveway comes with an 18 year…

Plumpton

Winner of Plumpton College Top Horticulture Apprentice of the Year award announced

Jul 25, 2016

The first apprentice of the award-winning Highdown Gardens in Worthing has won the coveted Plumpton College Top Horticulture Apprentice of the Year award. Sam Dexter, 21, received the accolade at the recent awards ceremony hosted by Plumpton College in East Sussex which was attended by nearly 2,000 people. He is currently studying towards a Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horticulture. This news comes in the same week that Highdown Gardens won, for the second year running, a TripAdvisor Certificate for Excellence. Jo Hooper, Highdown gardens manager and Head Gardener, said: “We are extremely proud of Sam who has put an…

L-R Michael John McGarr and Robert Warnes, silver winners, RHS Tatton 2016

Michael John McGarr wins silver at RHS Tatton

Jul 24, 2016

Garden designer Michael John McGarr has yet another award to add to his growing list. Along with his business partner Robert Warnes, the pair have taken home a silver award for their Capability Brown-inspired garden in the Evolution section of this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show. The design and construction duo, who have just re-branded as Warnes McGarr & Co, also took home silver at last year’s Tatton Show, as well as a gold and best construction awards at this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World exhibition. Michael said: “We’re thrilled to have won a silver award for our evolution garden at…

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Award-winning garden explores plant evolution at RHS Tatton Park

Jul 23, 2016

Today flowering plants rule the world, not least in the Floral Marquee at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, taking place from 20-24 July, but how did they evolve into the thousands of plant species we have today? One designer at this year’s show wants to educate visitors on the phenomena of plant evolution and celebrate the adaptations plants have developed over the past 450 million years. Michael Vinsun’s ‘Plant Evolution’ features primitive varieties like mosses and liverworts along with modern day species like rhododendrons and grasses, the latest plant family, to showcase the different stages of plant evolution. About the…