October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries

    Entries for Belfast City Council’s Parks Photo Competition have been boosted by mobile technology as entrants take even more opportunities to capture beautiful, quirky or fun pictures in our city parks. Technology means entrants can capture pictures in a moment and more and more people are using it to capture exciting and artistic photos for the competition which attracts entries from Belfast and beyond. This year the Parks Photo Competition celebrates its 10th anniversary and to celebrate, a prize presentation took place at Malone House where the winning photographs were on display. They will also be used by the council…

  • Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017

    Visitors to this year’s Saltex will bear witness to Cub Cadet’s commitment to the professional market, with the newly designed Pro Z Series, commercial, zero-turn mowers being a highlight of the show. The company has gone right back to the drawing board in developing this innovative range, displaying its dedication to developing high performance and efficient machinery for landscaping professionals. The Pro Z Series line up consists of the PRO Z1, PRO Z5 and the PRO Z7, with each machine being designed to meet the specific needs of professional landscape contractors. These machines are the strongest, most efficient mowers to…

  • British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years

    It takes over 100 years for an oak tree to grow to the maturity needed to create timber for Lincoln Cathedral roof. Thankfully, the Cathedral team, sponsored and supported by Nettleham Woodland Trust and British Hardwood Tree Nursery, have the foresight to plant now. Young oak saplings have been donated by Lincolnshire-based British Hardwood Tree Nursery. The saplings will be planted at an official ceremony when the bare root planting season commences this Autumn. The planting celebrates the 800 years’ anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and the Battle of Lincoln which took place in 1217. Lincoln Cathedral are…

  • Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum

    A new garden space has officially opened at the National Memorial Arboretum, donated by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) as part of its centenary celebrations. The multiple award winning IQ Quarry Garden garden featured at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and was designed by garden expert Paul Hervey-Brookes. It won Best In Show, Best Construction and a Gold Medal. The garden has been reimagined to fit a bespoke space just inside the entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of past presidents of the Institute of Quarrying, alongside special guests drawn from…

  • Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360

    The Terra Firma Consultancy provided an informal landscape design advisory service to Marks Barfield Architects, sourcing the most appropriate hard landscaping solution at British Airways i360, the new landmark attraction on Brighton beach. The Terra Firma Consultancy presented Marks Barfield Architects with Tobermore’s Sienna Duo – a block paving product with a striking granite aggregate finish that offered the contemporary look desired for the iconic structure. Robyn Butcher, Landscape Architect at The Terra Firma Consultancy, explained the objectives of the high-profile project and her role within it: “The design vision for the external landscape was to provide an attractive landscape…

Latest

New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries

Oct 23, 2017

Entries for Belfast City Council’s Parks Photo Competition have been boosted by mobile technology as entrants take even more opportunities to capture beautiful, quirky or fun pictures in our city parks. Technology means entrants can capture pictures in a moment and more and more people are using it to capture exciting and artistic photos for the competition which attracts entries from Belfast and beyond. This year the Parks Photo Competition celebrates its 10th anniversary and to celebrate, a prize presentation took place at Malone House where the winning photographs were on display. They will also be used by the council…

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017

Oct 23, 2017

Visitors to this year’s Saltex will bear witness to Cub Cadet’s commitment to the professional market, with the newly designed Pro Z Series, commercial, zero-turn mowers being a highlight of the show. The company has gone right back to the drawing board in developing this innovative range, displaying its dedication to developing high performance and efficient machinery for landscaping professionals. The Pro Z Series line up consists of the PRO Z1, PRO Z5 and the PRO Z7, with each machine being designed to meet the specific needs of professional landscape contractors. These machines are the strongest, most efficient mowers to…

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years

Oct 23, 2017

It takes over 100 years for an oak tree to grow to the maturity needed to create timber for Lincoln Cathedral roof. Thankfully, the Cathedral team, sponsored and supported by Nettleham Woodland Trust and British Hardwood Tree Nursery, have the foresight to plant now. Young oak saplings have been donated by Lincolnshire-based British Hardwood Tree Nursery. The saplings will be planted at an official ceremony when the bare root planting season commences this Autumn. The planting celebrates the 800 years’ anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and the Battle of Lincoln which took place in 1217. Lincoln Cathedral are…

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum

Oct 23, 2017

A new garden space has officially opened at the National Memorial Arboretum, donated by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) as part of its centenary celebrations. The multiple award winning IQ Quarry Garden garden featured at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and was designed by garden expert Paul Hervey-Brookes. It won Best In Show, Best Construction and a Gold Medal. The garden has been reimagined to fit a bespoke space just inside the entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of past presidents of the Institute of Quarrying, alongside special guests drawn from…

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360

Oct 23, 2017

The Terra Firma Consultancy provided an informal landscape design advisory service to Marks Barfield Architects, sourcing the most appropriate hard landscaping solution at British Airways i360, the new landmark attraction on Brighton beach. The Terra Firma Consultancy presented Marks Barfield Architects with Tobermore’s Sienna Duo – a block paving product with a striking granite aggregate finish that offered the contemporary look desired for the iconic structure. Robyn Butcher, Landscape Architect at The Terra Firma Consultancy, explained the objectives of the high-profile project and her role within it: “The design vision for the external landscape was to provide an attractive landscape…

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation

Oct 22, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module is designed to improve the operational efficiency of irrigation systems in the residential and light-commercial markets. It provides remote access and control from any where at any time for landscape contractors and owners, allowing the most efficient programming and smart irrigation schedules to be employed. With its real-time alerts and integrated water management features, the module can help users to consume up to 30 percent less water. The LNK WiFi Module is a small plug and play device that utilises an accessory port on Rain Bird’s ESP-ME and ESP-RZX irrigation controllers. Where there are…

Geocycle launches in the UK

Oct 21, 2017

Geocycle, the leading provider of industrial and municipal waste management services worldwide, has just launched its UK operations. Geocycle, which already operates in more than 50 countries, partners with companies to minimise and repurpose their waste in a sustainable way. It recognises that treating waste is outside the core competence of most organisations and can be time-consuming, costly, and expose a firm to major environmental and reputational risk. Specialising in a unique technique of sustainable waste treatment known as co-processing, Geocycle, uses waste-derived materials as a substitute for fossil fuels and primary raw material in industrial processes. Co-processing is the…

Christmas at Kew 2017

Oct 21, 2017

This winter, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will transform into an enchanted wonderland as the much anticipated Christmas at Kew returns. After the staggering success of the last four years, Kew has once again teamed up with entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd to create a brand new illuminated trail, featuring over 1 million twinkling lights. As they embark on the trail, visitors can expect a magical world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer. The festive adventure will begin with a path lit by hundreds of illuminated globes winding through glittering trees festooned with silvery shards of light, snowflakes and…

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays

Oct 20, 2017

Key members of the design team for the new £200m regional arena and conference and exhibition centre for Gateshead Quays have been appointed. Three firms of architects are now in place to plan the 10-acre site on Gateshead Quays which sits directly opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and between Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Planit-ie, with particular experience in designing outside spaces, has been selected as landscape architects, drawing on expertise both in the UK and abroad for which the firm has won a number of industry awards. World-renowned architects firm HOK have been appointed to design…

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean

Oct 20, 2017

Specialist disaster relief charity DART International UK, the response team of volunteer British arborists, has again deployed teams to the stricken Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Irma which hit the region early in September. This, one of the most powerful and catastrophic Atlantic Ocean hurricanes recorded, has claimed many lives, destroyed homes, schools and hospitals, and has accounted for mass evacuation in the face of life threatening wind impact. Just days later, Hurricane Maria followed the same path of destruction. Flying initially to Barbados, then directly on to mountainous Dominica, 90% destroyed, the DART team began a two-week mission…

News

New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries

Entries for Belfast City Council’s Parks Photo Competition have been boosted by mobile technology as entrants take even more opportunities to capture beautiful, quirky or fun pictures in our city parks. Technology means entrants can capture pictures in a moment and more and more people are using it to capture exciting and artistic photos for the competition which attracts entries from Belfast and beyond. This year the Parks Photo Competition celebrates its 10th anniversary and to celebrate, a prize presentation took place at Malone House where the winning photographs were on display. They will also be used by the council…

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017

Visitors to this year’s Saltex will bear witness to Cub Cadet’s commitment to the professional market, with the newly designed Pro Z Series, commercial, zero-turn mowers being a highlight of the show. The company has gone right back to the drawing board in developing this innovative range, displaying its dedication to developing high performance and efficient machinery for landscaping professionals. The Pro Z Series line up consists of the PRO Z1, PRO Z5 and the PRO Z7, with each machine being designed to meet the specific needs of professional landscape contractors. These machines are the strongest, most efficient mowers to…

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years

It takes over 100 years for an oak tree to grow to the maturity needed to create timber for Lincoln Cathedral roof. Thankfully, the Cathedral team, sponsored and supported by Nettleham Woodland Trust and British Hardwood Tree Nursery, have the foresight to plant now. Young oak saplings have been donated by Lincolnshire-based British Hardwood Tree Nursery. The saplings will be planted at an official ceremony when the bare root planting season commences this Autumn. The planting celebrates the 800 years’ anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and the Battle of Lincoln which took place in 1217. Lincoln Cathedral are…

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum

A new garden space has officially opened at the National Memorial Arboretum, donated by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) as part of its centenary celebrations. The multiple award winning IQ Quarry Garden garden featured at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and was designed by garden expert Paul Hervey-Brookes. It won Best In Show, Best Construction and a Gold Medal. The garden has been reimagined to fit a bespoke space just inside the entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of past presidents of the Institute of Quarrying, alongside special guests drawn from…

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360

The Terra Firma Consultancy provided an informal landscape design advisory service to Marks Barfield Architects, sourcing the most appropriate hard landscaping solution at British Airways i360, the new landmark attraction on Brighton beach. The Terra Firma Consultancy presented Marks Barfield Architects with Tobermore’s Sienna Duo – a block paving product with a striking granite aggregate finish that offered the contemporary look desired for the iconic structure. Robyn Butcher, Landscape Architect at The Terra Firma Consultancy, explained the objectives of the high-profile project and her role within it: “The design vision for the external landscape was to provide an attractive landscape…

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module is designed to improve the operational efficiency of irrigation systems in the residential and light-commercial markets. It provides remote access and control from any where at any time for landscape contractors and owners, allowing the most efficient programming and smart irrigation schedules to be employed. With its real-time alerts and integrated water management features, the module can help users to consume up to 30 percent less water. The LNK WiFi Module is a small plug and play device that utilises an accessory port on Rain Bird’s ESP-ME and ESP-RZX irrigation controllers. Where there are…

Geocycle launches in the UK

Geocycle, the leading provider of industrial and municipal waste management services worldwide, has just launched its UK operations. Geocycle, which already operates in more than 50 countries, partners with companies to minimise and repurpose their waste in a sustainable way. It recognises that treating waste is outside the core competence of most organisations and can be time-consuming, costly, and expose a firm to major environmental and reputational risk. Specialising in a unique technique of sustainable waste treatment known as co-processing, Geocycle, uses waste-derived materials as a substitute for fossil fuels and primary raw material in industrial processes. Co-processing is the…

Christmas at Kew 2017

This winter, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will transform into an enchanted wonderland as the much anticipated Christmas at Kew returns. After the staggering success of the last four years, Kew has once again teamed up with entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd to create a brand new illuminated trail, featuring over 1 million twinkling lights. As they embark on the trail, visitors can expect a magical world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer. The festive adventure will begin with a path lit by hundreds of illuminated globes winding through glittering trees festooned with silvery shards of light, snowflakes and…

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays

Key members of the design team for the new £200m regional arena and conference and exhibition centre for Gateshead Quays have been appointed. Three firms of architects are now in place to plan the 10-acre site on Gateshead Quays which sits directly opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and between Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Planit-ie, with particular experience in designing outside spaces, has been selected as landscape architects, drawing on expertise both in the UK and abroad for which the firm has won a number of industry awards. World-renowned architects firm HOK have been appointed to design…

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean

Specialist disaster relief charity DART International UK, the response team of volunteer British arborists, has again deployed teams to the stricken Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Irma which hit the region early in September. This, one of the most powerful and catastrophic Atlantic Ocean hurricanes recorded, has claimed many lives, destroyed homes, schools and hospitals, and has accounted for mass evacuation in the face of life threatening wind impact. Just days later, Hurricane Maria followed the same path of destruction. Flying initially to Barbados, then directly on to mountainous Dominica, 90% destroyed, the DART team began a two-week mission…

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower

Take a look at the ECHO DPB-600 power blower which is part of ECHO’s 50V Lithium Ion battery series. Like every product ECHO designs and manufactures it is built with a selection of features which consider the environment it will be used in and operator productivity. This is petrol performance from a battery product. It’s powerful, tough, durable and built to last, whether it’s being used by a professional or the keen gardener. The DPB-600 is small and lightweight but it packs a punch when it comes to clearing large areas of fallen leaves. With its low noise it’s ideally…

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife

A group of our client gardeners from Thrive in Berkshire had a brilliant time at Notcutts Garden Centre near Oxford recently. Notcutts have supported Thrive for more than a year now, funding a bursary to train people to become horticultural therapists and more recently donating the proceeds from their evening talks on flower arranging. Their next big fundraiser for Thrive is a wonderful evening on Thursday November 2 where Thrive garden ambassador David Domoney will spill the beans on what it’s like to garden on TV, plus behind the scenes at Chelsea in his talk, ‘Confessions of a TV Gardener’….

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex

Timberwolf are extending their low emission petrol product family, developing further their comprehensive range of professional wood chippers, with an exciting new range launched at Saltex, held at the NEC Birmingham 1-2 November. Impending changes to engine legislation will affect many machines regularly used by arborists, landscapers, and estate managers, including chippers. An ongoing legislation programme to limit emissions from diesel engines, is progressing with the next step coming into force on 1 January 2019. Current diesel engines can continue to be used after this date to power existing equipment, but only Stage V diesel, or alternative fuelled engines, can…

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market

Digger giants JCB have today announced a brand new multi-year licensing deal with Cheltenham based QXE Industries Limited. The deal grants QXE global rights to produce and distribute JCB PAINT for a broad range of outdoor uses. JCB PAINT has been formulated to make it easy to use on almost any exterior surface and engineered to provide protection against the toughest conditions, like no other paint in the market. Invented in the UK, JCB PAINT has flame retardant and environmental resistant properties which along with the re-useable and recycle packaging offers testament to the company’s ethos to making the world…

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches

The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have launched the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. This is a global search for a design team for a unique art destination within Australia. Combining a contemporary art gallery with a public sculpture park and meeting place, Adelaide Contemporary will be ‘uniquely Adelaide’, a focus for the cultural energies of this ‘City of Festivals’, which is known for a progressive culture that prizes engagement and participation. A new landmark on the city’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard, Adelaide Contemporary will benefit from a site adjacent to the…

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath based landscape architect Grant Associates, has been appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership. Andrew, who is also a Bath resident and co-founder of community arts event Forest of Imagination, will help shape the future strategy of the Partnership, which aims to benefit Bath’s unique landscape for people, communities and heritage. Bathscape Landscape Partnership is made up of a wide range of public, private and charitable organisations including Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES), National Trust, Cotswold Conservation Board, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath Preservation Trust, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and…

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design

In December 2017, the first cycle of an innovative II Level International Master’s Degree in GARDEN and OPEN-SPACE DESIGN – IMaGOS will be launched by the University of Bergamo – School of Management (SdM). It is a course designed to provide participants with the cultural, technical,  and methodological tools necessary for the design and implementation of open spaces in an urban context, with an accent on application and professionalism. It utilises the experience of lecturers and international professionals, experts in their individual disciplines, who provide students with skills and know-how acquired on the field. TEACHING LANGUAGE: English FEES: 6.000,00 euro….

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start

Leading specialist soil conditioning company TerraCottem has launched TerraCottem Arbor specifically formulated for trees and shrubs and Green-tech has announced their new sole UK distributor agreement for this product today at SoilsCon 2017. This innovative soil improver product fits well into Green-tech’s portfolio of products for trees and shrubs. A leading supplier to the landscaping, forestry and amenity markets, Green-tech invests heavily in product development and supplier relationships to ensure it continues to offer its customer the best products available. The brand new product combines new features with proven technology. Inclusion of humic acids is central to the latest formulation…

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business

Ten years perfecting the craft of hard landscaping and Mango Paving & Landscaping in Exeter, celebrate it’s tenth year in business by incorporating Garden Design to their services. Not one for sitting still and with a passion for customer service, Roxanna Jaudat, director of Mango Paving & Landscaping in Devon, celebrates a decade of their companies achievements by investing in professional garden design. “We really want to fulfill every need of our valued customers by evolving into a ‘design and build’ company.” Nominated as Best New Contractor, Mango received their surprise invitation to attend the APL Awards in London earlier…

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation

Two strange and “stinky” new gingers are making their way into the realms of science this week. Introduced to the world in the research paper “Two new Orchidantha species (Lowiaceae) from Borneo” they are the smallest and largest flowers of their particular plant group ever to be found. Discovered through the collaboration of researchers from Edinburgh and Singapore, they highlight the urgent need to document and research the plant species of Earth’s tropical biodiversity hotspots. The generic name, Orchidantha, indicates that the flowers superficially resemble orchids, but the new species are much more closely related to gingers. Unlike any other…

Schiller at Saltex 2017

Classen machines have built a solid reputation, living up to their durable slogan: Built to Use, Designed to Last. At this year’s Saltex the latest Classen aerator joins the Little Wonder line-up and Mantis tillers and BunkerMaster under the Schiller umbrella, to offer groundsmen and greenkeepers a formidable array of equipment. The Classen TA18 Aerator features a steerable tine bank and combined with its compact, streamlined design it is easy to manoeuvre around trees, shrubs and other obstacles whilst aerating at speeds up to 4.2mph/6.7kmh. It has five banks of tines, compared to the usual four, and therefore pulls more…

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference

The three category winners for the 2017 Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards were announced at the 2017 Amenity Forum conference held at the Pirelli Stadium at Burton on Trent on Thursday 12 October. It is the third year of the prestigious Awards, which aim to reward top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, and to share their best practice to enhance standards for all. The main sponsors of the prestigious Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards are ICL and Syngenta. Each winner announced at the event received a framed certificate and a trophy from the sponsors, together…

Scotland

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund

Environmental projects across Central Scotland have benefited from a green funding boost of almost £400,000 from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund. Projects across Central Scotland are sharing the funding to improve access to greenspace and help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area. The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality and initiatives. Keith Geddes, chair of the CSGN Trust, said: “We are proud that the…

Accessible garden design

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore

Debbie Austin, a gardening enthusiast from Cornwall, has recently returned from a research trip to Japan and Singapore to investigate best practice in garden design aimed at promoting wellbeing. As Debbie has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and has been a wheelchair user for the last thirteen years, this project also had a focus on accessibility. Debbie’s travels were enabled by a Winston Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship Award, in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, who jointly fund three Fellowships per year for horticulturists and garden designers. When Debbie moved from the countryside into the city of Truro, she was keen to…

Scotland

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has confirmed that Strathaven Park in South Lanarkshire has reached the top ten in a nationwide poll of the country’s best green spaces. It has retained its title as Scotland’s top park for the second year running. Beating more than 1,799 of the UK’s best parks, Strathaven Park was presented with the accolade of Scotland’s top park as part of the People’s Choice Award, organised by the Green Flag Award scheme, administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful. All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote,…

Bulbs will bring a splash of colour to local park

On Friday 13 October employees from Squire’s Garden Centre, Runnymede Borough Council and DHL rolled up their sleeves and got busy digging and planting daffodil bulbs in Gogmore Farm Park in Chertsey. Squire’s donated over 1,200 daffodil bulbs which they planted with the assistance of Runnymede Borough Council and volunteers from DHL to give spring colour to the local park. A commemorative plaque was also planted so local residents can see where the bulbs will appear. Sarah Squire, Squire’s deputy chairman said: “We were very pleased to be able to donate and help plant daffodil bulbs in Gogmore Farm Park,…

Amenity Forum Conference success

‘Making a difference for everyone’ was the core message running through many of the presentations at a very well attended Amenity Forum conference held at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent on Thursday 12 October 2017. The flagship annual conference foe Amenity Forum reminded delegates that without professional maintenance of amenity areas, every UK citizen would be affected. Those involved in Amenity keep the roads and trains running, the streets and pavements clean, our sports surfaces in top condition and our parks fun and enjoyable places. Weed, pest and disease control is not a nice to have but essential and…

WATG unveils innovative ‘Green Block’ to help make London the world’s first National Park City

WATG today unveiled the innovative, modular ‘Green Block’ following a public challenge by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to designate London a National Park City. The WATG London-based architectural landscape team, led by Demet Karaoglu, challenged themselves to an internal innovation competition to explore how the firm can contribute to transform urban spaces for a greener future. WATG has worked in collaboration with Daniel Raven-Ellison, Guerrilla Geographer & Creative Explorer, who is leading the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City (NPC). The ‘Green Block’ is envisaged as a maintenance-free 100% recyclable modular, living building material permeated with…