May 24, 2017

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An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The M&G Garden and James Basson awarded ‘Best Show Garden’ -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Import substitution for Oak (Quercus Species) -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mind Trap sponsored by idverde Goes Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mulberry events in London this summer -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Woodscape joins the British Association of Landscape Industries -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kew Gardens State of the World’s Plants stand wins GOLD at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 award winners -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Raft of promotions at Gillespies -

Monday, May 22, 2017

  • An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence

    Aggregate Industries has successfully supplied more than 15,000 tonnes of aggregates and specialist sand and 1,100 sqm of commercial hard landscaping to Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre in Edinburgh. Constructed in the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University’s extensive campus in the west of the city, the £33m multi-sport Centre includes a full-sized indoor pitch with seating for 500, top-level grass and synthetic outdoor pitches, a high performance strength and conditioning centre, a high performance medical centre and hydrotherapy pool, fitness centres and studios and support services. Partnering with main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, Aggregate Industries was able to offer…

  • HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    HTA and APL members have a huge presence at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show taking place this week (23-27 May 2017). 12 APL members have been involved in over half of the 28 main featured gardens with many of them working on multiple gardens. The awards are as follows: Show Gardens GOLD – Royal Bank of Canada Garden Design – Charlotte Harris, Build – Landscape Associates   GOLD – The Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s Design – Darren Hawkes, Build – Bowles & Wyer   SILVER-GILT – Silk Road Garden – Chengdu Design – Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins,…

  • Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day

    The industry exhibit ’40 Sunbury Road’ has achieved a Silver Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one of the featured new plants Dwarf Mulberry Charlotte Russe from Suttons has taken the title of RHS Plant of the Year. The garden, put together by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), is run in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. APL member Bowood Landscapes have helped to build the garden, which features ideas and inspiration from a typical modest suburban back…

  • Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager

    After 3 years of rapid growth, Chesterfield-based Shed Grounds Maintenance has recruited a new contracts manager to expand their existing management team. Chris Sharman joins the company after previously working for the national charity MacIntyre, managing grounds maintenance services delivered by disadvantaged adults in partnership with local authorities. Chris’s role at Shed will be to oversee the operations side of the business including work scheduling, site auditing, employee recruitment, training and ongoing management. He will also be responsible for some of Shed’s key accounts, holding regular reviews with clients and project managing additional one off schemes. Managing director Peter Botham…

  • Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show

    Today marks four wins in 4 years for Norfolk based Crane Garden Buildings, as they win the 5 Star Tradestand award for their display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Crane went all out this year, using their luxurious Garden Room with Veranda as the main attraction, with a cobbled pathway leading up to the building, and surrounded by a garden with flower beds made from corrugated steel, adding an intriguing texture to the display. This year’s building is the vision of country elegance, with cedar shingle tiles on the roof that really help to brighten up the whole…

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An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence

May 24, 2017

Aggregate Industries has successfully supplied more than 15,000 tonnes of aggregates and specialist sand and 1,100 sqm of commercial hard landscaping to Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre in Edinburgh. Constructed in the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University’s extensive campus in the west of the city, the £33m multi-sport Centre includes a full-sized indoor pitch with seating for 500, top-level grass and synthetic outdoor pitches, a high performance strength and conditioning centre, a high performance medical centre and hydrotherapy pool, fitness centres and studios and support services. Partnering with main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, Aggregate Industries was able to offer…

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members have a huge presence at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show taking place this week (23-27 May 2017). 12 APL members have been involved in over half of the 28 main featured gardens with many of them working on multiple gardens. The awards are as follows: Show Gardens GOLD – Royal Bank of Canada Garden Design – Charlotte Harris, Build – Landscape Associates   GOLD – The Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s Design – Darren Hawkes, Build – Bowles & Wyer   SILVER-GILT – Silk Road Garden – Chengdu Design – Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins,…

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day

May 24, 2017

The industry exhibit ’40 Sunbury Road’ has achieved a Silver Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one of the featured new plants Dwarf Mulberry Charlotte Russe from Suttons has taken the title of RHS Plant of the Year. The garden, put together by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), is run in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. APL member Bowood Landscapes have helped to build the garden, which features ideas and inspiration from a typical modest suburban back…

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager

May 24, 2017

After 3 years of rapid growth, Chesterfield-based Shed Grounds Maintenance has recruited a new contracts manager to expand their existing management team. Chris Sharman joins the company after previously working for the national charity MacIntyre, managing grounds maintenance services delivered by disadvantaged adults in partnership with local authorities. Chris’s role at Shed will be to oversee the operations side of the business including work scheduling, site auditing, employee recruitment, training and ongoing management. He will also be responsible for some of Shed’s key accounts, holding regular reviews with clients and project managing additional one off schemes. Managing director Peter Botham…

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show

May 24, 2017

Today marks four wins in 4 years for Norfolk based Crane Garden Buildings, as they win the 5 Star Tradestand award for their display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Crane went all out this year, using their luxurious Garden Room with Veranda as the main attraction, with a cobbled pathway leading up to the building, and surrounded by a garden with flower beds made from corrugated steel, adding an intriguing texture to the display. This year’s building is the vision of country elegance, with cedar shingle tiles on the roof that really help to brighten up the whole…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research

May 24, 2017

Following her success at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, award-winning garden designer Ruth Willmott has returned this year with a special garden created for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. The garden, called ‘The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope’: is inspired by the work of Breast Cancer Now’s researchers. Breast Cancer Now is dedicated to funding research into breast cancer. The garden draws inspiration from the work of breast cancer researchers working in the lab, in particular looking through microscopes in their goal to stop breast cancer taking more lives. The garden is laid…

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017

May 24, 2017

Landform Consultants lead designer, Catherine MacDonald has been awarded her first RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal for her artisan garden for Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit. Catherine said of her achievement: “I couldn’t be happier. To be awarded with a gold medal at Chelsea is a dream come true. From the very beginning, this garden has felt like the perfect fit for us, it has brought together both my design and science side and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at Seedlip. Their enthusiasm and passion is infectious and the whole process has been a true…

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd

May 24, 2017

From July 2017, the Israeli company F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd. will be operating under the umbrella of US company MTD, a worldwide leader of outdoor power equipment. The F. Robotics brand Robomow is a global market leader in robotic lawn mowers and will be adding specialist expertise to the company. Founded in 1995 in Pardesiya, Israel, F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd. has over 22 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing environmentally friendly and highly innovative robotic lawn mowers. With Europe as their main sales market, their mowers have received multiple awards in a range of product tests. Through this merger, MTD…

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

May 23, 2017

Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the prestigious 5 Star Tradestand award for its 200 square foot stand featuring show garden worthy planting and trends ‘under glass.’ The stand which was created in collaboration with Longview Design, The Outdoor Room and Burford Garden Company features five of the manufacturer’s exquisite, handcrafted greenhouses, with four exhibiting some of the nation’s current planting obsessions – from tropical plant collecting to beating supermarket food shortages by ‘growing our own.’ The award comes after Hartley Botanic was named the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier in February and countless…

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce

May 23, 2017

A group of green guardians came together on the 19 May to give a burst of colour to Stevenson Square in Manchester City Centre’s trendy Northern Quarter. Led by charity City of Trees, volunteers from local company Reason Digital alongside residents greening group A New Leaf and students from the University of Manchester, gave the centre of Stevenson Square a much-needed green-makeover. Back in 2013 a successful crowd-funding campaign, alongside support from Manchester City Council and CityCo, saw a lush green roof installed on the historic public toilet block in the centre of Stevenson square, in the heart of Manchester’s hip…

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An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence

Aggregate Industries has successfully supplied more than 15,000 tonnes of aggregates and specialist sand and 1,100 sqm of commercial hard landscaping to Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre in Edinburgh. Constructed in the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University’s extensive campus in the west of the city, the £33m multi-sport Centre includes a full-sized indoor pitch with seating for 500, top-level grass and synthetic outdoor pitches, a high performance strength and conditioning centre, a high performance medical centre and hydrotherapy pool, fitness centres and studios and support services. Partnering with main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, Aggregate Industries was able to offer…

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

HTA and APL members have a huge presence at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show taking place this week (23-27 May 2017). 12 APL members have been involved in over half of the 28 main featured gardens with many of them working on multiple gardens. The awards are as follows: Show Gardens GOLD – Royal Bank of Canada Garden Design – Charlotte Harris, Build – Landscape Associates   GOLD – The Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s Design – Darren Hawkes, Build – Bowles & Wyer   SILVER-GILT – Silk Road Garden – Chengdu Design – Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins,…

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day

The industry exhibit ’40 Sunbury Road’ has achieved a Silver Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one of the featured new plants Dwarf Mulberry Charlotte Russe from Suttons has taken the title of RHS Plant of the Year. The garden, put together by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), is run in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. APL member Bowood Landscapes have helped to build the garden, which features ideas and inspiration from a typical modest suburban back…

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager

After 3 years of rapid growth, Chesterfield-based Shed Grounds Maintenance has recruited a new contracts manager to expand their existing management team. Chris Sharman joins the company after previously working for the national charity MacIntyre, managing grounds maintenance services delivered by disadvantaged adults in partnership with local authorities. Chris’s role at Shed will be to oversee the operations side of the business including work scheduling, site auditing, employee recruitment, training and ongoing management. He will also be responsible for some of Shed’s key accounts, holding regular reviews with clients and project managing additional one off schemes. Managing director Peter Botham…

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show

Today marks four wins in 4 years for Norfolk based Crane Garden Buildings, as they win the 5 Star Tradestand award for their display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Crane went all out this year, using their luxurious Garden Room with Veranda as the main attraction, with a cobbled pathway leading up to the building, and surrounded by a garden with flower beds made from corrugated steel, adding an intriguing texture to the display. This year’s building is the vision of country elegance, with cedar shingle tiles on the roof that really help to brighten up the whole…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research

Following her success at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, award-winning garden designer Ruth Willmott has returned this year with a special garden created for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. The garden, called ‘The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope’: is inspired by the work of Breast Cancer Now’s researchers. Breast Cancer Now is dedicated to funding research into breast cancer. The garden draws inspiration from the work of breast cancer researchers working in the lab, in particular looking through microscopes in their goal to stop breast cancer taking more lives. The garden is laid…

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Landform Consultants lead designer, Catherine MacDonald has been awarded her first RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal for her artisan garden for Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit. Catherine said of her achievement: “I couldn’t be happier. To be awarded with a gold medal at Chelsea is a dream come true. From the very beginning, this garden has felt like the perfect fit for us, it has brought together both my design and science side and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at Seedlip. Their enthusiasm and passion is infectious and the whole process has been a true…

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd

From July 2017, the Israeli company F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd. will be operating under the umbrella of US company MTD, a worldwide leader of outdoor power equipment. The F. Robotics brand Robomow is a global market leader in robotic lawn mowers and will be adding specialist expertise to the company. Founded in 1995 in Pardesiya, Israel, F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd. has over 22 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing environmentally friendly and highly innovative robotic lawn mowers. With Europe as their main sales market, their mowers have received multiple awards in a range of product tests. Through this merger, MTD…

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the prestigious 5 Star Tradestand award for its 200 square foot stand featuring show garden worthy planting and trends ‘under glass.’ The stand which was created in collaboration with Longview Design, The Outdoor Room and Burford Garden Company features five of the manufacturer’s exquisite, handcrafted greenhouses, with four exhibiting some of the nation’s current planting obsessions – from tropical plant collecting to beating supermarket food shortages by ‘growing our own.’ The award comes after Hartley Botanic was named the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier in February and countless…

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce

A group of green guardians came together on the 19 May to give a burst of colour to Stevenson Square in Manchester City Centre’s trendy Northern Quarter. Led by charity City of Trees, volunteers from local company Reason Digital alongside residents greening group A New Leaf and students from the University of Manchester, gave the centre of Stevenson Square a much-needed green-makeover. Back in 2013 a successful crowd-funding campaign, alongside support from Manchester City Council and CityCo, saw a lush green roof installed on the historic public toilet block in the centre of Stevenson square, in the heart of Manchester’s hip…

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea

“On this sad day, Maggie’s and Linklaters would like to express their sympathies to all affected by the events in Manchester last night.” The Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s, designed by award-winning garden designer Darren Hawkes, has been awarded a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Designed for cancer charity Maggie’s, whose centres have revolutionised the concept of therapeutic gardens, the garden is the first hidden garden ever to be built at the show. Enclosed within a three-metre high hornbeam hedge, it is designed as a private and reflective space for people living with cancer, away from the clinical…

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak

The most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has continued its winning streak. Hillier was awarded a gold medal for its ‘Spring’ by Hillier garden, making this the 72nd consecutive Chelsea Flower Show where Hillier has won gold. This impressive result also means lead designer, Sarah Eberle, remains Chelsea’s most decorated designer with a total of 14 gold medals at the show. This year she celebrates the ‘treble double’: three years in a row of two golds, having also won for Viking Cruises garden. A beaming George Hillier enthused: “Chelsea is the lifeblood running through…

The M&G Garden and James Basson awarded ‘Best Show Garden’

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded 73 prestigious RHS Gold Medals at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. A total of 117 medals were awarded to the gardens and floral exhibitors in the Great Pavilion, which also included 30 Silver-Gilt Medals, 13 Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsors’ The M&G Garden was awarded their 4th Gold Medal and scooped Best Show Garden. Showcasing ecological sustainability based on the unique environment of Malta, the garden designed by James Basson also received the coveted Best Construction Award making it the second…

Import substitution for Oak (Quercus Species)

The HTA launches a report today on import substitution of oak trees (Quercus species). Since 2013, the UK has imported 1.12 million oak trees, according to official Defra statistics. There is a great opportunity for the UK to increase production of this iconic tree, thereby boosting the economy and improving biosecurity. The report identifies the reasons for the high import levels of oak, and suggests collaborative solutions for industry and government to address them. The main challenges are to improve supply chain efficiency, improve public procurement and market conditions, and encourage better sourcing of UK-grown trees. The horticulture industry exhibit…

Mind Trap sponsored by idverde Goes Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Garden designer Ian Price and sponsor and main contractor idverde are thrilled to announce that their Mind Trap garden has been awarded a Gold Medal by judges at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. RHS Chelsea is one of the world’s most well-renowned and prestigious Flower Shows, with rigorous judging criteria requiring absolute attention to detail in the realisation of designs through precision construction and the careful selection of the very best specimens of appropriate plant specimens. To achieve a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is considered to be a pinnacle achievement for any garden designer. Mind…

Mulberry events in London this summer

Morus Londinium, The Conservation Foundation’s mulberry programme for London, celebrates the Chelsea Fringe and London Tree Week with mulberry themed exhibitions and guided walks. London’s mulberries bear witness to centuries of history, survivors of distant periods in the capital’s story, standing still while their surroundings changed beyond recognition. They are Edwardian poet Edward Thomas’s ‘lost angels of ruined paradises’. Thought to have been brought here by the Romans for their delicious juicy fruits, mulberries were part of monastery gardens and palaces over the years. King James I planted thousands to break free of the need to import silk from Europe…

Woodscape joins the British Association of Landscape Industries

The leading association for Landscape professionals, BALI is UK’s representative trade association for the landscaping sector. Its members continually strive to deliver professional excellence and the high standards within the Industry. As a BALI member, Woodscape are able to reassure its customers of the high quality of their Naturally Very Durable Hardwood products and the outstanding service it will continue to provide. The company is looking forward to working within and this select Landscape community and to inspire Landscape Architects, Designers and Specifiers with their extensive range of public furniture and bespoke hardwood designs. The Blackburn based company’s new membership demonstrates…

Kew Gardens State of the World’s Plants stand wins GOLD at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The stand showcases three key themes from Kew’s second annual State of the World’s Plants report, which gives a pioneering overview of global plant status and a cutting-edge view on how plants are faring and how this is changing over time. The New discoveries and Conservation Successes consists of a selection of plants described as new to science during the past few years and now in cultivation at Kew. Many of the plants included are critically endangered, such as Isoglosssa variegate and Eragrostis episcopulus. The Madagascar theme focuses on important and fascinating plants from this biodiversity hotspot. 83% of Madagascar’s 11,138 native species of vascular…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 award winners

The 2017 Chelsea award winners have been announced: Gold medals Show Gardens: Breaking Ground The Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s The M&G Garden Royal Bank of Canada Garden Fresh Gardens: City Living Mind Trap sponsored by id verde Artisan Gardens: Gosho No Niwa No Wall, No War The IBTC Lowestoft: Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden The Seedlip Garden The Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration Walker’s Wharf Garden supported by Doncaster Deaf Trust The World Horse Welfare Garden Silver-gilt medals Show Gardens: Silk Road Garden, Chengdu, China The Morgan Stanley Garden Fresh Gardens: The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope Inland Homes: Beneath a…

Raft of promotions at Gillespies

International landscape, master planning and urban design consultancy Gillespies has added a new partner and made eight senior promotions across its four UK offices as part of an annual round of promotions Armel Mourgue has been promoted to Partner in acknowledgement of 15 years dedicated service and exceptional project and office management. Based in Gillespies’ London office, Armel has provided design leadership for many of the practice’s high profile and award-winning projects including MediaCityUK, a creative media hub in Salford, Crossrail Station Roof Garden, the first development to open as part of Crossrail, and the RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted NEO Bankside…

New Business Development Manager for Etesia UK

Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Stephen Muir in a newly formed position as business development manager. Stephen started his career in the automotive industry in which he worked with prestigious brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover and Audi, and it was during this time that he gained his Business Managers Accreditation. After this successful spell in the automotive industry he moved into the groundcare sector and utilised his experience of working with leading brands by undertaking the role of Area Sales Manager for Ransomes Jacobsen dealer Fairways (GM). During his time here, Stephen played a key part in…

Bringing the boreal to Great Britain: Royal Bank of Canada donates RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Royal Bank of Canada and the Wildfowl &Wetlands Trust (WWT) today announced that the Royal Bank of Canada Garden from the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be donated and relocated to the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire following the show. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, and designer Charlotte Harris drew inspiration from the vast and ecologically vital boreal forest and freshwater lakes of Canada. The garden seeks to create a space inspired by this landscape rather than to recreate it; a wilder garden folds around man-made elements, crafted from materials evocative…

Come to your senses: Miracle-Gro’s Ecotherapy Garden seeks to raise awareness of young people’s mental health

Miracle-Gro has created an innovative, sensory garden at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show to promote the benefits of horticultural therapy, particularly with children and families. Today, one in ten children have a diagnosable mental health disorder and, this year, Miracle-Gro’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden seeks to raise awareness of these alarming levels of mental health issues facing young people, and how spending time outdoors can help to combat this. Miracle-Gro’s multi-dimensional space with a heart highlights the tangible benefits of ecotherapy on mental health, and the garden will act as a catalyst for people of all ages to…

TGP

TGP helps mark new era with Manhattan plank paving at University of York

TGP Landscape Architects Ltd was assigned the task of designing the landscape at Greg’s Place, a vibrant new outdoor community space which recently opened at the University of York, replacing the previous dilapidated Vanbrugh Piazza. Helping TGP to mark a new era for the University, Tobermore supplied the landscape architect with modern Manhattan plank paving and Granite Step Units which were used to create a unique, striking hard landscape. Greg’s Place was named in honour of Greg Dyke, a highly respected journalist, broadcaster, and chairman of The Football Association, who was additionally Chancellor at the University for 11 years. Andrew…

heritage

Heritage group seeks four passionate ‘culture mulchers’

Cumbria’s Living Heritage – a cluster group of 34 engaging heritage attractions, great houses and museums – is offering an opportunity for anyone with green fingers and a love of gardens. The group has devised a quirky ‘Culture Mulchers’ contest that will allow four different garden enthusiasts to not only get outdoors with spade, trowel and secateurs, but also dig deeper into heritage and history. Four unique opportunities to access all – or at least most – areas of gardens you would normally only visit as a day-tripper or tourist are up for grabs by those who can convey a…

landscape

Chelsea landscape designers Hugo Bugg and Charlotte Harris launch Harris Bugg Studio

Two fast-rising names in landscape design have joined forces to form an exceptionally talented and exciting creative team. Charlotte Harris Studio and Hugo Bugg Landscapes have now merged to found Harris Bugg Studio. The union presents an unusual and compelling opportunity for clients and partners to benefit from the talents of two of the UK’s top designers in one package. Bugg was one of the youngest ever RHS Chelsea gold medal winners in 2014 and a previous RHS Young Designer of the Year. Harris, who trained under Tom Stuart-Smith, is debuting at RHS Chelsea with a show garden on Main…

website

Lateral Design Studio launches new website

Lateral Design Studio talks us through the launch of its new website: Here at Lateral Design Studio we pride ourselves in being able to transform functional award-winning landscape products into works of art. Our Aquascape drain covers combine both art and function, adding designer detail to any patio, garden, public space or utilitarian grill externally and internally. These state-of-the-art covers replace functional ladder style cast, galvanised and plastic covers, that, to-date, were the only finishes available for drainage channels, gullies and manholes covers. And now we are pleased to announce that our brand new website has officially launched. The goal…

Hartley Botanic

Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chelsea trade stand to reflect consumer plant trends

RHS-recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has revealed the inspiration behind the planting themes to be showcased on its trade stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year – a celebration of the plants most popular with consumers and gardeners alike. The trade stand, which at 200m2 is one of the largest, will feature five handmade greenhouses and glasshouses, four of which will be filled with unique themes which mirror current growing trends. The stand which has been designed by Longview Design, will be built by The Outdoor Room with plants sourced by Burford Garden Company will also…