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Mayor announces first-ever London National Park City Week -

Friday, February 23, 2018

BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Green-tech supplies Harrogate Garden for instant results -

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, February 22, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, February 22, 2018

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • London

    Mayor announces first-ever London National Park City Week

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced the first ever London National Park City Week, celebrating the capital’s natural environment and encouraging Londoners to help make it even greener. Sadiq has committed to help make London the world’s first National Park City, where more than 50 per cent of the city is green by 2050 and the capital’s green spaces and waterways benefit all Londoners. Working with the National Park City Foundation and other partners, he aims to declare the capital a National Park City in 2019, and is calling on Londoners and community groups to get involved. National…

  • BALI-NCF

    BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

    BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, and STIHL GB joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Safety is at the top of BALI-NCF’s agenda and deems creating a safe working environment for the industry’s workforce as critical. In 2017 BALI-NCF member organisations shared accident statistics for the first time to determine the main causes of the most frequently occurring accidents. This collaboration highlighted incorrect hedge trimmer use as a major risk to safety, galvanising BALI-NCF to develop the necessary training to provide technical…

  • ISS

    Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping

    ISS UK Limited has today announced that it has successfully exchanged contracts to sell ISS Facility Services Landscaping to Sullivan Street Partners, a Private Equity company, based in London.  Completion is set for 30 April 2018. The new company will trade under the name Tivoli and will continue to deliver excellence in grounds maintenance for public sector, defence and corporate clients across the UK. The senior management team will remain in their existing positions with Phil Jones continuing as managing director. The sale will see the transfer of 1,100 operational staff and support functions to Sullivan Street Partners. Phil Jones, managing…

  • Green-tech

    Green-tech supplies Harrogate Garden for instant results

    Eternal Lawns, a professional artificial grass installation company based in Morley, was hired by a property developer to install a York-stone patio and artificial grass. The large garden needed to be separated into three, one for each of the apartments. Eternal Lawns recommended the use of 20 one-metre-high ivy gt green screens from Green-tech to divide the gardens in Harrogate, and give it instant impact and privacy. The garden is located on a road just off The Stray, a beautiful public parkland in the centre of Harrogate, North Yorkshire that covers an area of 200 acres. The brief was to provide…

  • Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018

    Award-winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery area of The Grand Pavilion at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits. The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment. The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how…

Latest

London

Mayor announces first-ever London National Park City Week

Feb 23, 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced the first ever London National Park City Week, celebrating the capital’s natural environment and encouraging Londoners to help make it even greener. Sadiq has committed to help make London the world’s first National Park City, where more than 50 per cent of the city is green by 2050 and the capital’s green spaces and waterways benefit all Londoners. Working with the National Park City Foundation and other partners, he aims to declare the capital a National Park City in 2019, and is calling on Londoners and community groups to get involved. National…

BALI-NCF

BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

Feb 23, 2018

BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, and STIHL GB joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Safety is at the top of BALI-NCF’s agenda and deems creating a safe working environment for the industry’s workforce as critical. In 2017 BALI-NCF member organisations shared accident statistics for the first time to determine the main causes of the most frequently occurring accidents. This collaboration highlighted incorrect hedge trimmer use as a major risk to safety, galvanising BALI-NCF to develop the necessary training to provide technical…

ISS

Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping

Feb 23, 2018

ISS UK Limited has today announced that it has successfully exchanged contracts to sell ISS Facility Services Landscaping to Sullivan Street Partners, a Private Equity company, based in London.  Completion is set for 30 April 2018. The new company will trade under the name Tivoli and will continue to deliver excellence in grounds maintenance for public sector, defence and corporate clients across the UK. The senior management team will remain in their existing positions with Phil Jones continuing as managing director. The sale will see the transfer of 1,100 operational staff and support functions to Sullivan Street Partners. Phil Jones, managing…

Green-tech

Green-tech supplies Harrogate Garden for instant results

Feb 22, 2018

Eternal Lawns, a professional artificial grass installation company based in Morley, was hired by a property developer to install a York-stone patio and artificial grass. The large garden needed to be separated into three, one for each of the apartments. Eternal Lawns recommended the use of 20 one-metre-high ivy gt green screens from Green-tech to divide the gardens in Harrogate, and give it instant impact and privacy. The garden is located on a road just off The Stray, a beautiful public parkland in the centre of Harrogate, North Yorkshire that covers an area of 200 acres. The brief was to provide…

Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018

Feb 22, 2018

Award-winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery area of The Grand Pavilion at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits. The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment. The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how…

Dublin

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition launches

Feb 22, 2018

University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) today launched the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. This is a global search for an integrated design team for two much-needed initiatives. Firstly, to create an Entrance Precinct Masterplan, a strong urban design vision that foregrounds a highly-visible and welcoming entrance precinct, one combining placemaking with a stronger physical presence and identity for the University. And, secondly, to devise a concept design for a charismatic yet integrated new 8,000m² building that expresses the University’s creativity: a making and learning lab, the Centre for Creative Design. Known as Ireland’s…

Tatton

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced

Feb 21, 2018

From 18-22 July, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park, supported by Bruntwood, will return to Cheshire’s 1,000 acre Deer Park with a bumper year to celebrate the Show’s 20th anniversary, featuring an array of new content from the scary to the spectacular. For the very first time, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park invites visitors to step inside ‘The Poisonous Garden’ and discover the gruesome and deadly nature of some of the UK’s best loved plants. Daring visitors can surround themselves with peril as plants and flowers drip from the ceiling in the ‘poison tunnel’ or get lured…

London

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside

Feb 21, 2018

Barking Riverside, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, is to receive an injection of £500m for transport links, parkland and other community facilities, alongside almost 11,000 homes. The landmark investment has been agreed by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers, who formed a partnership – Barking Riverside Limited – to deliver the masterplan for the scheme. The Section 106 agreement, reached with the Barking and Dagenham Council and Transport for London, means the project has secured funding for: A new TfL Overground station connecting to central London in…

Sutcliffe Play

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play

Feb 20, 2018

Sutcliffe Play, a British manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, has developed new and innovative new playground equipment for 2018. Andy Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’ve been very busy lately working on the development of the new equipment. We’ve expanded some of our most popular ranges, as well as launching brand new and exciting standalone pieces of playground equipment.” Minitown, Orchard and Neo have all had new play units added to, plus the company has launched a new multi-user rope swing, Cobra. The new equipment includes: The Minitown range has been designed specifically for under fives. Each piece of equipment…

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures

Feb 20, 2018

Award-winning garden designers Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson have announced that, although they will continue to collaborate, they will be focusing on separate ventures going forward. In 2008 Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson launched Wilson McWilliam Studio. Simultaneously, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Mark Gregory launched The London College of Garden Design. Wilson McWilliam Studio is acknowledged to be one of the leading design studios in the UK, winning 24 awards nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. The studio has produced outstanding and experimental work and created a huge range of successful private gardens and landscapes both…

Gillespies

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan

Feb 20, 2018

Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community…

RHS Malvern

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Feb 20, 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden designer, Olivia Kirk, is creating her first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the re-development of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester. Olivia, who runs a design practice in Herefordshire, has three RHS Chelsea Medals including Gold and has designed many private and public space gardens around the UK. The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern, which runs from 10-13 May 2018, will take visitors on a journey through time, using a series of planted ‘exhibition spaces’. The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by…

News

London

Mayor announces first-ever London National Park City Week

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced the first ever London National Park City Week, celebrating the capital’s natural environment and encouraging Londoners to help make it even greener. Sadiq has committed to help make London the world’s first National Park City, where more than 50 per cent of the city is green by 2050 and the capital’s green spaces and waterways benefit all Londoners. Working with the National Park City Foundation and other partners, he aims to declare the capital a National Park City in 2019, and is calling on Londoners and community groups to get involved. National…

BALI-NCF

BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, and STIHL GB joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Safety is at the top of BALI-NCF’s agenda and deems creating a safe working environment for the industry’s workforce as critical. In 2017 BALI-NCF member organisations shared accident statistics for the first time to determine the main causes of the most frequently occurring accidents. This collaboration highlighted incorrect hedge trimmer use as a major risk to safety, galvanising BALI-NCF to develop the necessary training to provide technical…

ISS

Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping

ISS UK Limited has today announced that it has successfully exchanged contracts to sell ISS Facility Services Landscaping to Sullivan Street Partners, a Private Equity company, based in London.  Completion is set for 30 April 2018. The new company will trade under the name Tivoli and will continue to deliver excellence in grounds maintenance for public sector, defence and corporate clients across the UK. The senior management team will remain in their existing positions with Phil Jones continuing as managing director. The sale will see the transfer of 1,100 operational staff and support functions to Sullivan Street Partners. Phil Jones, managing…

Green-tech

Green-tech supplies Harrogate Garden for instant results

Eternal Lawns, a professional artificial grass installation company based in Morley, was hired by a property developer to install a York-stone patio and artificial grass. The large garden needed to be separated into three, one for each of the apartments. Eternal Lawns recommended the use of 20 one-metre-high ivy gt green screens from Green-tech to divide the gardens in Harrogate, and give it instant impact and privacy. The garden is located on a road just off The Stray, a beautiful public parkland in the centre of Harrogate, North Yorkshire that covers an area of 200 acres. The brief was to provide…

Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018

Award-winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery area of The Grand Pavilion at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits. The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment. The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how…

Dublin

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition launches

University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) today launched the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. This is a global search for an integrated design team for two much-needed initiatives. Firstly, to create an Entrance Precinct Masterplan, a strong urban design vision that foregrounds a highly-visible and welcoming entrance precinct, one combining placemaking with a stronger physical presence and identity for the University. And, secondly, to devise a concept design for a charismatic yet integrated new 8,000m² building that expresses the University’s creativity: a making and learning lab, the Centre for Creative Design. Known as Ireland’s…

Tatton

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced

From 18-22 July, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park, supported by Bruntwood, will return to Cheshire’s 1,000 acre Deer Park with a bumper year to celebrate the Show’s 20th anniversary, featuring an array of new content from the scary to the spectacular. For the very first time, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park invites visitors to step inside ‘The Poisonous Garden’ and discover the gruesome and deadly nature of some of the UK’s best loved plants. Daring visitors can surround themselves with peril as plants and flowers drip from the ceiling in the ‘poison tunnel’ or get lured…

London

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, is to receive an injection of £500m for transport links, parkland and other community facilities, alongside almost 11,000 homes. The landmark investment has been agreed by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers, who formed a partnership – Barking Riverside Limited – to deliver the masterplan for the scheme. The Section 106 agreement, reached with the Barking and Dagenham Council and Transport for London, means the project has secured funding for: A new TfL Overground station connecting to central London in…

Sutcliffe Play

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play

Sutcliffe Play, a British manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, has developed new and innovative new playground equipment for 2018. Andy Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’ve been very busy lately working on the development of the new equipment. We’ve expanded some of our most popular ranges, as well as launching brand new and exciting standalone pieces of playground equipment.” Minitown, Orchard and Neo have all had new play units added to, plus the company has launched a new multi-user rope swing, Cobra. The new equipment includes: The Minitown range has been designed specifically for under fives. Each piece of equipment…

Gillespies

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan

Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community…

RHS Malvern

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden designer, Olivia Kirk, is creating her first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the re-development of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester. Olivia, who runs a design practice in Herefordshire, has three RHS Chelsea Medals including Gold and has designed many private and public space gardens around the UK. The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern, which runs from 10-13 May 2018, will take visitors on a journey through time, using a series of planted ‘exhibition spaces’. The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by…

Kubota

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors

Leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, has launched a new and improved B Series range of compact tractors for smaller hectare users. Its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 (premium spec) tractors supersede Kubota UK’s existing B Series range of compact tractors. Adrian Langmead, groundcare business development manager for Kubota UK, said: “The launch of the B1 and B2 Series is all about evolution not revolution. Our B Series has been one of the most popular compact tractors on the market for years based on its performance, reliability, comfort and ability to cross different markets. The B1 and B2…

Chelsea Fringe

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018

Alternative garden festival The Chelsea Fringe has announced dates for 2018, its seventh year. The 2018 Fringe will run for nine days from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 May, with hundreds of eclectic events expected to take place across London, the UK, and worldwide as the globe’s fastest-growing Fringe festival continues to expand. “I’m hugely excited to be announcing our seventh Chelsea Fringe, and a new nine-day programme that promises to create more buzz and excitement than ever before,” explains festival director Tim Richardson. “The Fringe’s best events are the ones that involve people meeting up in a festive atmosphere – whether that’s around a talk, a walk,…

Glendale

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure

National green services supplier Glendale has made a trio of senior promotions, following a restructure of its regional operations. Alex Paterson has been made managing director and will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s business strategy, leading management teams across the country and overseeing the company’s performance within key sectors. He joined the business in 2015 as regional director for the north, responsible for driving operational and financial performance in the region, before taking on the role of operations director. In addition, the business will now operate as two main territories, north and south, each led by a…

Most Influential

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser

Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with gardening journalist and TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, as he talks about his career and experience as a gardener, from his early days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to his career on TV and radio, his writing and his charity work. The event is being held on 28 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, Colchester, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.  Alan is one of the patrons of the Trust, which was set up to carry…

Cheltenham

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer

Work is set to begin this summer on improving Cheltenham High Street, including the use of natural stone paving, new seating, trees and a performance space. The designs, which are now well advanced, will go on public exhibition in March. They will replace the existing mix of concrete and tarmac infill with new natural stone paving across the full width of the street, creating a flat comfortable walking area with improved surface drainage. The new paving will be complimented by raised beds, planted with large trees and shrubs and incorporating new seating and other street furniture. Additionally, two new areas…