July 25, 2016

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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

Green Flag Winners announced -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Step inside the garden with VR experience -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Earn while you learn with The Royal Parks apprenticeship -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Royal Tunbridge Wells welcomes summer with a new Kebony terrace -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Record number of nurseries and tradestands flock to RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Plantscape acquisition enables TCL to broaden its service portfolio -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Success for BALI members at the 2016 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ewan Sewell sweeps the board at Tatton -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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

    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…

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

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    High satisfaction for Writtle postgraduates

    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

    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…

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

    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…

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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…

SureSet-Sterling_driveway_cambridgeshire

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…

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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…

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Flora Japonica at Kew Gardens

Jul 23, 2016

Step into the beauty of the Japanese landscape this autumn and watch its incredible native flora come alive, while you weave your way through Flora Japonica, a stunning new exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Astoundingly intricate botanical paintings contributed by 30 of Japan’s best contemporary artists will fill The Shirley Sherwood Gallery, showcasing the natural beauty of plants such as Camellias, Cherry Trees and the Japanese maple. These stunning watercolours have been painted from specimens collected all over Japan, as well as a couple of works which have been painted from specimens collected within Kew Gardens, such as…

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New Master Grower feature launches at RHS Tatton Park

Jul 22, 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new ‘Master Grower’ feature at the RHS Flower Shows, starting with RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, to inspire visitors to grow and learn about plants through engagement with nursery practices. The initiative, which includes story-boards, focuses on growing methods and provenance, highlighting nurseries that grow their plants using sound and skilful production methods when generating their stock. Hooksgreen Herbs is the first to pilot the Master Grower scheme at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, celebrating the skill and experience the nursery has to offer and exemplifying the very best in…

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Gavin Jones awarded Green Flag status

Jul 22, 2016

Gavin Jones Ltd, Surrey and Bluewater Shopping Destination, Kent are celebrating after announcing that the shopping centre has been awarded Green Flag status for its beautiful parkland. This will be the first time that a shopping destination has been credited with this award which recognises the very best green spaces. The parks are judged against eight criteria, including; horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Bluewater Shopping Destination is surrounded by 50 acres of scenic, landscaped parkland. The Mosaic Tunnel leads to one of the sites biggest lakes which is home to an array of wildlife. From here you can…

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Joe Swift announces the finalists for the APL WorldSkills UK competition

Jul 22, 2016

Landscaping students and apprentices from across the nation have taken part in knockout heats over the past few months, run by the APL. The final seven semi-finalists have all competed for their place in the final at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this week. The public interest in the competition this year was at an all-time high, with many members of the public requesting coverage on the BBC to enable them to see how the competitors had got on. The scores from each heat were all of a high standard and the judges and Joe Swift, who came to announce…

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

Jul 22, 2016

The APL and HTA have once again had huge success at an RHS Show. RHS Flower Show Tatton Park saw the UK’s largest horticultural trade association scoop an amazing seven golds, four silver-gilts and three silvers at this year’s show. The winners are as follows: GOLD – Beesley Landscapes – Urban Retreat GOLD – Foxcroft Landscapes – Nature & Nurture Garden SILVER GILT – Big Dig Groundworks – Inner Sanctum SILVER – Warnes McGarr & Co SILVER – Fryer’s Roses – Fryer’s Roses: Roses Through Thyme SILVER – Reeseheath College – Heaven and Earth   HTA Members who have won…

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Green Flag Winners announced

Jul 22, 2016

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year, with more than 1,600 having achieved the prestigious accolade. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by Keep Britain Tidy, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. From a hospital in Bournemouth, to a crematorium in Chesterfield, to a shopping centre in Liverpool, all will be proudly flying the Green Flag Award, for the best parks and green spaces in the country. In total, 1,686 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or Green…

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Step inside the garden with VR experience

Jul 22, 2016

The Garden Bridge Trust has unveiled what it will be like to be on the new Bridge in the heart of the city before a brick has been laid. The charity delivering the new green crossing for London, has developed a virtual reality experience with global bank, Citi. This detailed futuristic experience shows the amazing new views created by the Garden Bridge, the naturalistic planting style, which replicates the horticultural history of the area, and the landscaping elements, which will feature on the Bridge. Arup, lead consultant on the project has developed the experience combining all the design details of…

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Earn while you learn with The Royal Parks apprenticeship

Jul 22, 2016

The Royal Parks (TRP) is searching for two apprentices to help maintain the landscape of one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries of London. In January 2016, The Royal Parks secured nearly £4.5million from the Heritage Lottery and BIG Lottery Funds ‘Parks for People’ programme to protect the future of the historic and nationally important Brompton Cemetery. The project includes the creation of a visitor centre, restoration of the majestic chapel, conservation of monuments, improvements to the landscape and the funding of two apprenticeship posts. As a cemetery apprentice, successful applicants will be paid a salary while working and gaining hands-on…