January 23, 2017

Latest:

Twycross Zoo set to blossom with new landscaping project -

Monday, January 23, 2017

Environmental Consultants Ebsford Environmental Ltd wins National Apprenticeship Award -

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Spa town spectacle for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 -

Sunday, January 22, 2017

APL Stone Seminar – Paving the Way -

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Scotland’s ‘hidden’ historic horticultural gems to be celebrated by Scotland’s Gardens -

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Case Study: EverEdge ProEdge -

Friday, January 20, 2017

Record visitor numbers for RHS Garden Harlow Carr -

Friday, January 20, 2017

ACO to unveil customer-led grating design offering at the Surface Design Show -

Friday, January 20, 2017

Landscape Institute announces new SuDS seminars -

Friday, January 20, 2017

APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live winners announced -

Friday, January 20, 2017

Introducing the debut book from award-winning landscape gardener Jinny Blom -

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tobermore assists Ogilvie at new Farmhouse Inn branch in Hamilton -

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rampisham Down ‘a wonderful outcome for conservation’ -

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Top marks for Green-tech in its annual customer survey -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sydney Gardens awarded National Lottery grant -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Flowpoint performs on ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world’ -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Andrew Sells reappointed as chairman of the Board of Natural England until 2020 -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bomford Turner launches two new models -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Houzz announces Best of Houzz 2017 winners -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

£2m park improvement begins at Willen Lake -

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Twycross

    Twycross Zoo set to blossom with new landscaping project

    Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has announced that it has commissioned landscape architect Dominic Cole, best-known for his designs at the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, to create a new vision for the zoo’s landscaping. Although animals are the star attraction for visitors to Twycross Zoo, planting also plays an important role in creating a welcoming environment.  Plants serve a range of functions at the zoo, from those grown as food, enrichment or bedding for the animals, to those which help recreate native habitat, to those that provide a pleasant backdrop for visitors to enjoy. Dominic…

  • environmental

    Environmental Consultants Ebsford Environmental Ltd wins National Apprenticeship Award

    Ebsford Environmental has been revealed as the Unilever Small Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House. The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. Ebsford Environmental Ltd is a specialist consultant and contractor offering bespoke environmental works relating to aquatic restoration and invasive vegetation management. The company was chosen as the winner in recognition of its commitment to developing young…

  • Malvern

    Spa town spectacle for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017

    An entirely new vision brings RHS Malvern Spring Festival into full bloom for 2017, taking inspiration from the event’s Spa town heritage. The landmark four-day spectacle, taking place from Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 May at the Three Counties Showground, welcomes all new features and exhibits and a vibrant line up of the finest in gardening, food and lifestyle. Jane Furze, Head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival, said: “We are so excited to share the glorious plans that are afoot for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017. It really is going to be a sensational year for our leading event with…

  • Paving

    APL Stone Seminar – Paving the Way

    The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Stone Seminar – Paving the Way, sponsored by London Stone, this week brought together landscapers, designers and suppliers to discuss and debate the methods and issues involved in laying stone. Held at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire the 80 strong audience heard from a number of experts and industry practitioners about all aspects of working with stone from the importance of design and sub-bases to sealing and sourcing. Laying stone used to be a relatively straightforward process when there were just a relatively small number of traditional stone types available, it is very different now….

  • Scotland

    Scotland’s ‘hidden’ historic horticultural gems to be celebrated by Scotland’s Gardens

    The important role gardens play in Scotland’s historic landscape will be highlighted in 2017 by the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens. Of the 500 gardens throwing open their gates to the public during the year under the Scotland’s Gardens banner, over 80 have been recognised for their historic, national significance. Many of these are not that well known, even though their horticultural features play a vital role in the country’s heritage, so Scotland’s Gardens will be encouraging people to visit, delve into their past and soak up the atmosphere. A monastic priory garden dating back 700 years, an ‘apple walk’ at…

Latest

Twycross

Twycross Zoo set to blossom with new landscaping project

Jan 23, 2017

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has announced that it has commissioned landscape architect Dominic Cole, best-known for his designs at the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, to create a new vision for the zoo’s landscaping. Although animals are the star attraction for visitors to Twycross Zoo, planting also plays an important role in creating a welcoming environment.  Plants serve a range of functions at the zoo, from those grown as food, enrichment or bedding for the animals, to those which help recreate native habitat, to those that provide a pleasant backdrop for visitors to enjoy. Dominic…

environmental

Environmental Consultants Ebsford Environmental Ltd wins National Apprenticeship Award

Jan 22, 2017

Ebsford Environmental has been revealed as the Unilever Small Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House. The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. Ebsford Environmental Ltd is a specialist consultant and contractor offering bespoke environmental works relating to aquatic restoration and invasive vegetation management. The company was chosen as the winner in recognition of its commitment to developing young…

Malvern

Spa town spectacle for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017

Jan 22, 2017

An entirely new vision brings RHS Malvern Spring Festival into full bloom for 2017, taking inspiration from the event’s Spa town heritage. The landmark four-day spectacle, taking place from Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 May at the Three Counties Showground, welcomes all new features and exhibits and a vibrant line up of the finest in gardening, food and lifestyle. Jane Furze, Head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival, said: “We are so excited to share the glorious plans that are afoot for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017. It really is going to be a sensational year for our leading event with…

Paving

APL Stone Seminar – Paving the Way

Jan 21, 2017

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Stone Seminar – Paving the Way, sponsored by London Stone, this week brought together landscapers, designers and suppliers to discuss and debate the methods and issues involved in laying stone. Held at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire the 80 strong audience heard from a number of experts and industry practitioners about all aspects of working with stone from the importance of design and sub-bases to sealing and sourcing. Laying stone used to be a relatively straightforward process when there were just a relatively small number of traditional stone types available, it is very different now….

Scotland

Scotland’s ‘hidden’ historic horticultural gems to be celebrated by Scotland’s Gardens

Jan 21, 2017

The important role gardens play in Scotland’s historic landscape will be highlighted in 2017 by the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens. Of the 500 gardens throwing open their gates to the public during the year under the Scotland’s Gardens banner, over 80 have been recognised for their historic, national significance. Many of these are not that well known, even though their horticultural features play a vital role in the country’s heritage, so Scotland’s Gardens will be encouraging people to visit, delve into their past and soak up the atmosphere. A monastic priory garden dating back 700 years, an ‘apple walk’ at…

EverEdge

Case Study: EverEdge ProEdge

Jan 20, 2017

Mrs Carol Rubinstein bought EverEdge ProEdge in a slate grey finish for her own garden in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. Although this edging was for her own garden, Mrs Rubinstein has a background in garden design and had a very clear idea of what she wanted to accomplish. The house and garden provided such a great backdrop, and the design was so well thought out that we wanted to get some feedback on why Mrs Rubinstein decided to go with EverEdge, and how she found the product. Mrs Rubinstein very kindly agreed to answer a few questions and here…

RHS

Record visitor numbers for RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Jan 20, 2017

RHS Garden Harlow Carr has reported record visitor numbers for the sixth year running, topping the 400,000 mark for the first time. Laurie Hickling from Wetherby was the 400,000th visitor through the doors of the most northerly Royal Horticultural Society Garden, in Harrogate*. Laurie and his wife Pauline are regular visitors to Harlow Carr and have been RHS members for more than 15 years. To mark the occasion, the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate, Councillor Nick Brown and Mrs Linda Brown, will present a ‘little patch of Harlow Carr’ in the form of a winter planter to Mr and Mrs…

surface

ACO to unveil customer-led grating design offering at the Surface Design Show

Jan 20, 2017

Leading drainage manufacturer, ACO Water Management, will be showcasing its latest range of aesthetic drainage solutions for the built environment at the Surface Design Show on 7 – 9 February 2017. Taking place at the Business Design Centre in London, ACO [stand 130] will be using the show as an opportunity to launch ACO Freestyle, while also showcasing its leading Channel Lighting. The ACO Freestyle offering is a unique customer-led grating design solution, which gives architects and commercial property owners the freedom to create fully-bespoke drainage grating designs for the external environment. With ACO Freestyle, customers have the freedom to…

SuDS

Landscape Institute announces new SuDS seminars

Jan 20, 2017

The first two SuDS seminars of 2017 will take place in London on Tuesday 28 Feburary and Exeter on Wednesday 1 March. Run in partnership with CIRIA, the construction industry research and information association, these training events are open to members of the public as well as LI members. The seminars will enable delegates to design and implement attractive and effective sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), while ensuring the fulfilment of a wide range of technical requirements. Note that only LI and CIRIA members qualify for the earlybird discount.   Event details: London Tuesday 28 February 2017 9.30am to 4.30pm The earlybird…

APL

APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live winners announced

Jan 20, 2017

Following the successful launch at BBC Gardeners’ World Live last year, the APL Avenue Competition run in conjunction with The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) will return to BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017. The competition is an opportunity for contractors and designers to feature as one of five gardens which are inspirational, aspirational and relatable, at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017. The five gardens within APL Avenue give visitors the opportunity to witness first-hand what can be achieved in a small space when engaging the skills of professional design and build. To ensure top-quality design and construction each garden will…

gardener

Introducing the debut book from award-winning landscape gardener Jinny Blom

Jan 19, 2017

Award-winning landscape gardener Jinny Blom’s debut book, ‘A Thoughtful Gardener: An intelligent approach to garden design’, will be available from 16 March 2017. “This book is about how I’ve developed my way of working over the last twenty years in my progression from apprentice to journeyman to master craftsman. I have always felt it necessary to ‘learn the trade’ properly. I have been helped, encouraged and inspired by lots of people along the way. Whatever I’ve absorbed has been freely taught and this book and my working life are underpinned by the generosity of those erudite souls I’ve encountered. I…

Tobermore

Tobermore assists Ogilvie at new Farmhouse Inn branch in Hamilton

Jan 19, 2017

Ogilvie Construction was seeking a practical hard landscaping solution with aesthetic qualities that would complement Red Burn Farm, a new country-themed restaurant/pub in Hamilton. Tobermore presented the contractor with a variety of paving products that were both attractive and functional to meet the client’s needs. Red Burn Farm is a branch of the UK’s popular Farmhouse Inn restaurant and bar chain. Lauren Kidd, senior buyer at Ogilvie Construction explained the objectives of the project: “The client was looking for the best price to build a new restaurant, one of a chain in a very competitive market. The architect was tasked…

Rampisham

Rampisham Down ‘a wonderful outcome for conservation’

Jan 19, 2017

Rampisham Down in Dorset is a surviving fragment of a once extensive area of marginal common land associated with medieval grazing. In 2013 there were plans to create a solar farm on the site, which would have caused significant damage to the mosaic of nationally-important acid grassland and heath plant communities. Natural England notified the grassland as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) in 2014, giving it vital legal protection through the planning process, and lodged an objection to the proposed development of the site. Local staff have since worked closely with British Solar Renewables (BSR), West Dorset District…

green-tech

Top marks for Green-tech in its annual customer survey

Jan 18, 2017

Green-tech has announced the results from its annual ‘Big Green-tech survey 2016’ which are their best to-date. The survey was sent to Green-tech’s customers at the end of 2016 and aims to discover their thoughts and opinions on all aspects of the business; from its people and products to its ordering, delivery and pricing structure. Headline numbers from the 2016 survey are: 99% rate Green-tech overall as excellent or good 98% think the product range is excellent or good 98% say Green-tech’s product availability is excellent or good 97% think the technical advisers are excellent or good 96% rate the…

Lottery

Sydney Gardens awarded National Lottery grant

Jan 18, 2017

A Bath park has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme. A partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks Team, the Friends of Sydney Gardens, local residents’ groups and the Holburne Museum has successfully bid for £332,000 for Sydney Gardens. The money is the first part of a programme to secure a £3.6 million grant to improve the historic park. The money will be used to restore historic buildings, invest in landscaping works and deliver activities designed to create ‘a beautiful and tranquil pleasure garden that achieves a…