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Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Refugee garden, The Lemon Tree Trust wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

GREATsoils event hailed a success by attendees -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Millboard decking selected for London’s first ‘floating park’ -

Monday, May 21, 2018

Recycling plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 at Barking Riverside London -

Monday, May 21, 2018

Gaze Burvill celebrates a milestone: 25th Anniversary Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 20, 2018

John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea -

Friday, May 18, 2018

TCL Group duo aim to conquer the Alps in memory of colleague -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Dalefoot release new peat free Bulb Compost -

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hedges Direct donates to Love Your Garden’s NHS Special to mark Manchester Arena bombing -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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  • trends

    10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

    As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

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    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea

    So, firstly, this is my first ever blog – under duress from the team I have been asked to record my thoughts on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so please excuse me if I’ve got it all wrong! This is mine and Jim’s 8th RHS Chelsea visit and every year delights us in a different way. We were slightly later arriving at the showground on press day and arriving just before noon the place felt very serene and calm, not at all what I’d expected. For us it’s as much about the people as the beautiful gardens and we were…

  • outlook

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

    To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

  • first

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

    My first experience of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was amazing, I adored every second of it! From stepping out of the underground station at Sloane Square, I was immediately excited by the way the surrounding area got involved with the show, with shops fronts adorning beautiful flower displays – I wish London was always blooming like that! It was lovely that the sun was shining for my first Chelsea experience, and it was wonderful seeing all the gardens in person after really getting to know them, and the meaning behind them, whilst putting together the Pro Landscaper Chelsea Supplement….

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    See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

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Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 23, 2018

Capel Manor College are delighted to achieve a prestigious Gold award for their unique ‘Fifty Shades of Gold’ exhibit and a Silver award for their ‘Wild Garden’ floral arch display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘50 Shades of Gold’ garden was designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary, exploring the science behind the colour yellow, why it evolved in the plant world and what is means to gardeners and plant breeders. The exhibit tells the story of the science and natural history though 50 different plants with gold leaves or gold flowers that express some of…

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Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show

May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries have supplied multiple award-winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and have lots more in the pipeline. Bernhard’s Nurseries have ramped up production for show gardens this year, with the addition of Lewis Normand to the team focusing on developing this sector. The 50-year-old nursery business is producing for over 20 show gardens and trade stands across all of the major UK shows in 2018 and looking to expand further on this in 2019 and beyond. After supplying Paul Hervey-Brookes with his giant terrarium features at RHS Malvern Flower Show in early May, Bernhard’s are delighted…

Alderney

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital

May 23, 2018

Rehabilitation patients at Alderney Hospital in Poole are now able to enjoy a new outdoor space following a total redesign and landscape by Countrywide Grounds, the UK’s number one professional grounds maintenance. The Jersey and Guernsey wards at Alderney Hospital is now able to offer a place of respite that is easily accessible to patients, visitors and staff. The new garden comprises of an artificial grass lawn measuring 40 metres squared, paving, an area of shade and raised beds for the patients to grow and nurture their herbs and plants. There are also a number of new shrubs planted, along…

myeloma

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

May 23, 2018

Myeloma UK is delighted to announce that its inaugural garden ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designers John Everiss and Francesca Murrell has been awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. One of the Space to Grow Gardens (a new section at Chelsea this year), The Myeloma UK Garden has been designed to give a positive message about the fight against myeloma, to which there is currently no cure, and is one of three major events that is marking the blood cancer charity’s 21 years of making history. Inspired by Peter King, a Myeloma UK supporter from…

lemon

Refugee garden, The Lemon Tree Trust wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea

May 23, 2018

The first refugee garden to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show has won an RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Designed by first-time Chelsea garden designer Tom Massey, the garden highlights the hidden beauty of refugee camps and is inspired by the resilience, determination, and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The garden was visited by HM The Queen and the prime minister Theresa May on Monday 21 May ahead of the Gala Preview evening. On opening day of the show, it is attracting incredible attention from visitors who are being overwhelmingly positive about its story and inspiration. The Lemon Tree Trust garden’s story will be…

landform

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

May 22, 2018

Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, and lead designer, Catherine MacDonald have both struck gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with Mark further scooping the Best Construction Award. This year is the 30th consecutive year at Chelsea for Mark who has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. Affectionately known as the ‘Construction King of Chelsea’, Mark was also awarded the highly coveted Best Construction award. He has built 97 Chelsea show gardens and spent nearly four years of his life on the grounds of Royal Hospital and is delighted to have returned as a designer after winning…

trends

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

May 22, 2018

As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

first

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea

May 22, 2018

So, firstly, this is my first ever blog – under duress from the team I have been asked to record my thoughts on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so please excuse me if I’ve got it all wrong! This is mine and Jim’s 8th RHS Chelsea visit and every year delights us in a different way. We were slightly later arriving at the showground on press day and arriving just before noon the place felt very serene and calm, not at all what I’d expected. For us it’s as much about the people as the beautiful gardens and we were…

outlook

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

May 22, 2018

To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

first

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

May 22, 2018

My first experience of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was amazing, I adored every second of it! From stepping out of the underground station at Sloane Square, I was immediately excited by the way the surrounding area got involved with the show, with shops fronts adorning beautiful flower displays – I wish London was always blooming like that! It was lovely that the sun was shining for my first Chelsea experience, and it was wonderful seeing all the gardens in person after really getting to know them, and the meaning behind them, whilst putting together the Pro Landscaper Chelsea Supplement….

greatsoils

GREATsoils event hailed a success by attendees

May 22, 2018

One of the UK’s leading plant nurseries on 16 May 2018 helped to host an event dedicated to good soil management practice, GREATsoils. Wyevale Nurseries alongside Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and ADAS hosted a GREATsoils (Growing Resilient, Efficient and Thriving Soils) event for growers focusing on soil management and precision farming in hardy nursery stock. Ray Jenkins, transplant division director at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, explained: “Soil is one of the most important assets a grower has. GREATsoils is a programme funded by AHDB Horticulture to inspire and support growers to assess and manage the health…

chelsea

See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

May 22, 2018

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

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shades

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Capel Manor College are delighted to achieve a prestigious Gold award for their unique ‘Fifty Shades of Gold’ exhibit and a Silver award for their ‘Wild Garden’ floral arch display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘50 Shades of Gold’ garden was designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary, exploring the science behind the colour yellow, why it evolved in the plant world and what is means to gardeners and plant breeders. The exhibit tells the story of the science and natural history though 50 different plants with gold leaves or gold flowers that express some of…

bernhard's

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show

Bernhard’s Nurseries have supplied multiple award-winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and have lots more in the pipeline. Bernhard’s Nurseries have ramped up production for show gardens this year, with the addition of Lewis Normand to the team focusing on developing this sector. The 50-year-old nursery business is producing for over 20 show gardens and trade stands across all of the major UK shows in 2018 and looking to expand further on this in 2019 and beyond. After supplying Paul Hervey-Brookes with his giant terrarium features at RHS Malvern Flower Show in early May, Bernhard’s are delighted…

Alderney

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital

Rehabilitation patients at Alderney Hospital in Poole are now able to enjoy a new outdoor space following a total redesign and landscape by Countrywide Grounds, the UK’s number one professional grounds maintenance. The Jersey and Guernsey wards at Alderney Hospital is now able to offer a place of respite that is easily accessible to patients, visitors and staff. The new garden comprises of an artificial grass lawn measuring 40 metres squared, paving, an area of shade and raised beds for the patients to grow and nurture their herbs and plants. There are also a number of new shrubs planted, along…

myeloma

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

Myeloma UK is delighted to announce that its inaugural garden ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designers John Everiss and Francesca Murrell has been awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. One of the Space to Grow Gardens (a new section at Chelsea this year), The Myeloma UK Garden has been designed to give a positive message about the fight against myeloma, to which there is currently no cure, and is one of three major events that is marking the blood cancer charity’s 21 years of making history. Inspired by Peter King, a Myeloma UK supporter from…

lemon

Refugee garden, The Lemon Tree Trust wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea

The first refugee garden to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show has won an RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Designed by first-time Chelsea garden designer Tom Massey, the garden highlights the hidden beauty of refugee camps and is inspired by the resilience, determination, and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The garden was visited by HM The Queen and the prime minister Theresa May on Monday 21 May ahead of the Gala Preview evening. On opening day of the show, it is attracting incredible attention from visitors who are being overwhelmingly positive about its story and inspiration. The Lemon Tree Trust garden’s story will be…

landform

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, and lead designer, Catherine MacDonald have both struck gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with Mark further scooping the Best Construction Award. This year is the 30th consecutive year at Chelsea for Mark who has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. Affectionately known as the ‘Construction King of Chelsea’, Mark was also awarded the highly coveted Best Construction award. He has built 97 Chelsea show gardens and spent nearly four years of his life on the grounds of Royal Hospital and is delighted to have returned as a designer after winning…

trends

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

first

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea

So, firstly, this is my first ever blog – under duress from the team I have been asked to record my thoughts on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so please excuse me if I’ve got it all wrong! This is mine and Jim’s 8th RHS Chelsea visit and every year delights us in a different way. We were slightly later arriving at the showground on press day and arriving just before noon the place felt very serene and calm, not at all what I’d expected. For us it’s as much about the people as the beautiful gardens and we were…

outlook

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

first

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

My first experience of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was amazing, I adored every second of it! From stepping out of the underground station at Sloane Square, I was immediately excited by the way the surrounding area got involved with the show, with shops fronts adorning beautiful flower displays – I wish London was always blooming like that! It was lovely that the sun was shining for my first Chelsea experience, and it was wonderful seeing all the gardens in person after really getting to know them, and the meaning behind them, whilst putting together the Pro Landscaper Chelsea Supplement….

greatsoils

GREATsoils event hailed a success by attendees

One of the UK’s leading plant nurseries on 16 May 2018 helped to host an event dedicated to good soil management practice, GREATsoils. Wyevale Nurseries alongside Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and ADAS hosted a GREATsoils (Growing Resilient, Efficient and Thriving Soils) event for growers focusing on soil management and precision farming in hardy nursery stock. Ray Jenkins, transplant division director at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, explained: “Soil is one of the most important assets a grower has. GREATsoils is a programme funded by AHDB Horticulture to inspire and support growers to assess and manage the health…

chelsea

See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

millboard

Millboard decking selected for London’s first ‘floating park’

Decking manufacturer Millboard has supplied its unique range of products to one of London’s most striking modern landmarks. The Coventry-based business provided its premium wood-free decking solutions to the award-winning Floating Pocket Park development at Merchant Square in Paddington Basin. Some 302m2 of Millboard’s hand-moulded Enhanced Grain decking in golden oak, together with matching fascia boards and bullnose edging, have been added to the 4.45-hectare park’s picturesque Grand Union Canal area. Millboard was approached by park designer Garden Club London to provide a safe recreational area for the thousands of visitors expected to descend on the basin each year. Garden Club…

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Recycling plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 at Barking Riverside London

This spring, the landscape, architecture and art collective Wayward is collaborating with Barking Riverside London and DF Clark to produce an innovative recycling scheme: to rehome thousands of plants and materials from the world’s most prestigious flower show. Where do the plants go after the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? As part of an ambitious community exchange in its third year, with the support of a volunteer team, thousands of recycled plants and materials will be redistributed to local schools and community gardens, creating a lasting legacy for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Plants and gardening materials will be distributed to eligible community groups…

burvill

Gaze Burvill celebrates a milestone: 25th Anniversary Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Gaze Burvill has asked award-winning garden designer Butter Wakefield to design its garden display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a very special occasion, as this year marks the 25th RHS Chelsea Flower Show appearance for outdoor furniture and kitchen maker Gaze Burvill. Butter is showcasing their signature elegant outdoor lifestyle in a patchwork of leafy glades, featuring young whitebeam (Sorbus aria Lutescens) trees and yew cubes in her planting scheme. These young ‘anniversary’ oak trees from Deepdale Trees will head to the Courtyard Garden in Hampshire after the Flower Show, to take up permanent residence there. Also…

tractors

John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors

The garden features a striking circular sculpture of 100 golden tractors and the planting mixes meadow and monoculture planting styles. A charred oak backdrop and circular seating suggest farm buildings dotted across the pastoral landscape. The garden reflects the atmosphere of walking through the countryside, where nature looks on as tractors cultivate the fields. The planting depicts the landscape’s natural beauty through a combination of native and non-native flowering grasses and wildflowers. Around 2000 individual plants include Calamagrostis Karl Foerster planted en masse to mimic fields of crops, while Papaver cambricum and ferns portray John Deere’s green and yellow corporate…