July 20, 2017

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Horticap’s students gain industry insight from nursery visit -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Communities encouraged to go DIY in making their neighbourhoods more sustainable -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Global Stone grows its team -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Parks Trust receives Green Flag Award for all its parks -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bayer’s new fungicide, ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to feature as part of Headland’s disease control strategy -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Harvesting the health benefits of gardening thanks to £40,000 grant -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nurture Landscapes receives four Green Flag Awards this year -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

RHS Young Designer 2017 announced at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 – 23 July) -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PLACE Design + Planning announces new Associate -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Construction sector to benefit as big contracts move out of the capital -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BALI’s Young Landscape Contractors celebrate medal wins as Coastline snags a Gold at RHS Tatton 2017 -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

HRH The Prince of Wales launches new Royal Parks charity -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Planned improvements to Millennium Square approved -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LI welcomes landscape management leaders to help broaden profession -

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Schemes across the country to receive £15 million of natural flood management funding -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Record number of Green Flag Awards in the UK -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hartley Botanic reveals new centrepiece commission for RHS Hyde Hall -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A brand new 18 hole golf course installed with artificial grass greens from LazyLawn® has recently opened at Highfields Park in Nottingham -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Barcham’s Oakey out and about with new local authority role -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

National Lottery funding success will restore award winning Stafford park -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Horticap’s students gain industry insight from nursery visit

    Students and staff from the charity, Horticap, enjoyed a tour and hands-on work experience at leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley on Wednesday 12 July. Horticap’s qualified staff and team of volunteers provide adults with learning difficulties with training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills. The group enjoyed a visit to the board room and a guided tour of the Johnsons nursery site and gained a first-hand insight into operations in the Xpress Cash and Carry division of the business. The tour was hosted by Johnsons of Whixley chairman John Richardson, who celebrates his 80th birthday in September, and…

  • Communities encouraged to go DIY in making their neighbourhoods more sustainable

    With the summer holidays round the corner, national community charity, Groundwork is encouraging local communities to have a ‘DIY summer’ future-proofing their local area and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. The charity aims to demonstrate that living and working in a greener way can help people cope better with the challenges of reduced public spending and deliver wide ranging benefits in terms of health, wellbeing and financial security. The advice is presented in a series of reports and ‘how to guides’ published by a ‘Learning Partnership’ of five organisations with expertise in…

  • Global Stone

    Global Stone grows its team

    Global Stone has announced the appointment of Emma Taylor as marketing executive and Madeline Duthie as data input administrator. Due to the continued growth of Global Stone, these newly created roles will support the company in developing its brand further. Now in its 15th year of business, Global Stone is committed to leading the way with inspirational natural stone and porcelain paving. Its marketing activities strive to highlight its broad product range, quality and exceptional service offering. Emma brings with her a wealth marketing and business development experience across industries including horticulture and new build property. Working alongside Sara Cullis,…

  • The Parks Trust receives Green Flag Award for all its parks

    Self-financing charity The Parks Trust has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for all of the parks, woodlands and lakes it manages and maintains across Milton Keynes. This is the first time a complete network of parks across a whole town or city has been awarded the Green Flag. This international award, now into its third decade, is confirmation that The Parks Trust’s green spaces across the city are of the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. The Parks Trust received the award following a rigorous judging process, which included the submission of a…

  • Bayer’s new fungicide, ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to feature as part of Headland’s disease control strategy

    Bayer announced at BTME 2017 that Headland Amenity would become a key partner to help bring the newly launched fungicide ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to the UK market. Containing a brand new chemical group, the first in almost ten years, Exteris Stressgard will feature prominently as part of Headland’s disease control strategy from the summer. This new SDHI formulation features the brand new active ingredient, Fluopyram, a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor that interferes with cell respiration, alongside a proven QoI partner, Trifloxystrobin. Labelled for control of Microdochium Patch and Dollar Spot, Exteris Stressgard is effective when applied before, or at the very first…

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Horticap’s students gain industry insight from nursery visit

Jul 20, 2017

Students and staff from the charity, Horticap, enjoyed a tour and hands-on work experience at leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley on Wednesday 12 July. Horticap’s qualified staff and team of volunteers provide adults with learning difficulties with training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills. The group enjoyed a visit to the board room and a guided tour of the Johnsons nursery site and gained a first-hand insight into operations in the Xpress Cash and Carry division of the business. The tour was hosted by Johnsons of Whixley chairman John Richardson, who celebrates his 80th birthday in September, and…

Communities encouraged to go DIY in making their neighbourhoods more sustainable

Jul 20, 2017

With the summer holidays round the corner, national community charity, Groundwork is encouraging local communities to have a ‘DIY summer’ future-proofing their local area and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. The charity aims to demonstrate that living and working in a greener way can help people cope better with the challenges of reduced public spending and deliver wide ranging benefits in terms of health, wellbeing and financial security. The advice is presented in a series of reports and ‘how to guides’ published by a ‘Learning Partnership’ of five organisations with expertise in…

Global Stone

Global Stone grows its team

Jul 20, 2017

Global Stone has announced the appointment of Emma Taylor as marketing executive and Madeline Duthie as data input administrator. Due to the continued growth of Global Stone, these newly created roles will support the company in developing its brand further. Now in its 15th year of business, Global Stone is committed to leading the way with inspirational natural stone and porcelain paving. Its marketing activities strive to highlight its broad product range, quality and exceptional service offering. Emma brings with her a wealth marketing and business development experience across industries including horticulture and new build property. Working alongside Sara Cullis,…

The Parks Trust receives Green Flag Award for all its parks

Jul 20, 2017

Self-financing charity The Parks Trust has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for all of the parks, woodlands and lakes it manages and maintains across Milton Keynes. This is the first time a complete network of parks across a whole town or city has been awarded the Green Flag. This international award, now into its third decade, is confirmation that The Parks Trust’s green spaces across the city are of the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. The Parks Trust received the award following a rigorous judging process, which included the submission of a…

Bayer’s new fungicide, ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to feature as part of Headland’s disease control strategy

Jul 20, 2017

Bayer announced at BTME 2017 that Headland Amenity would become a key partner to help bring the newly launched fungicide ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to the UK market. Containing a brand new chemical group, the first in almost ten years, Exteris Stressgard will feature prominently as part of Headland’s disease control strategy from the summer. This new SDHI formulation features the brand new active ingredient, Fluopyram, a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor that interferes with cell respiration, alongside a proven QoI partner, Trifloxystrobin. Labelled for control of Microdochium Patch and Dollar Spot, Exteris Stressgard is effective when applied before, or at the very first…

Harvesting the health benefits of gardening thanks to £40,000 grant

Jul 19, 2017

Aspire Ryde in the Isle of Wight, a thriving hub with a range of projects, received funding from the People’s Health Trust to set up a two-year project, based around community gardening. Growing Great Things, designed to improve the health and mental well-being of participants, aims to have five groups, each meeting once a week to enjoy working and relaxing in the garden. Activities include sowing seeds, taking cuttings, garden maintenance, planning what to grow and meeting people. “Those taking part have the opportunity to chat, get to know each other and share their gardening experiences,” said newly appointed project coordinator,…

Nurture Landscapes receives four Green Flag Awards this year

Jul 19, 2017

Farnborough Business Park, Chiswick Park in West London, Stockley Park near Heathrow and Liverpool One Shopping Centre were all winners of the world recognised Green Flag Award, with Liverpool One Shopping Centre winning it for its fourth consecutive year and Farnborough Business Park its second. The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, it acknowledges to the public that the site boasts the highest possible environmental standard, it is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. We at Nurture are committed to working sustainably and have pioneered environmental initiatives to reduce carbon and improve…

RHS Young Designer 2017 announced at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 – 23 July)

Jul 19, 2017

24-year-old Ula Maria from Northampton has been awarded a Gold medal and the coveted title of RHS Young Designer at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park. Returning for its ninth year, the competition’s theme was inspired by ever increasing working hours. Highlighting the creative and mindful benefits of green spaces, three finalists were selected to design a Show Garden to demonstrate what the fusion of garden and office means to them. Ula’s winning garden ‘Studio Unwired’ was based on a contemporary outdoor hot-desk office within an urban setting. Creating a space that combines tranquillity with a…

PLACE Design + Planning announces new Associate

Jul 19, 2017

Meaghan Kombol has been promoted to Associate at landscape architecture practice PLACE Design + Planning. A Chartered Landscape Architect, she gained her MA in landscape architecture in 2006 and has a great deal of international and national experience, from desert-reclamation projects in Abu Dhabi to residential and school landscapes in the UK. Meaghan’s designs have been well-received and have won numerous awards and accolades. Her sustainably-driven designs create highly functional, yet aesthetically pleasing spaces, maximising the potential of sites for users and clients. In 2015 she authored a book, published by Phaidon Press, 30:30 Landscape Architecture in which 30 of…

Construction sector to benefit as big contracts move out of the capital

Jul 19, 2017

A shift in construction contracts out of London and into the Midlands will help support a sector experiencing uncertainty amid a prolonged Brexit negotiation in the region. That’s the view from Crown Group boss Gareth Emberton on a new report which shows major regeneration and infrastructure project work is moving from the capital to the rest of the UK. Analysts for Barbour ABI and the Construction Products Association says investment in housebuilding, infrastructure and commercial property in Scotland and the West Midlands had the highest growth. The total value of contracts awarded in London was £13.1bn last year, down 14.6…

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Horticap’s students gain industry insight from nursery visit

Students and staff from the charity, Horticap, enjoyed a tour and hands-on work experience at leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley on Wednesday 12 July. Horticap’s qualified staff and team of volunteers provide adults with learning difficulties with training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills. The group enjoyed a visit to the board room and a guided tour of the Johnsons nursery site and gained a first-hand insight into operations in the Xpress Cash and Carry division of the business. The tour was hosted by Johnsons of Whixley chairman John Richardson, who celebrates his 80th birthday in September, and…

Communities encouraged to go DIY in making their neighbourhoods more sustainable

With the summer holidays round the corner, national community charity, Groundwork is encouraging local communities to have a ‘DIY summer’ future-proofing their local area and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. The charity aims to demonstrate that living and working in a greener way can help people cope better with the challenges of reduced public spending and deliver wide ranging benefits in terms of health, wellbeing and financial security. The advice is presented in a series of reports and ‘how to guides’ published by a ‘Learning Partnership’ of five organisations with expertise in…

Global Stone

Global Stone grows its team

Global Stone has announced the appointment of Emma Taylor as marketing executive and Madeline Duthie as data input administrator. Due to the continued growth of Global Stone, these newly created roles will support the company in developing its brand further. Now in its 15th year of business, Global Stone is committed to leading the way with inspirational natural stone and porcelain paving. Its marketing activities strive to highlight its broad product range, quality and exceptional service offering. Emma brings with her a wealth marketing and business development experience across industries including horticulture and new build property. Working alongside Sara Cullis,…

The Parks Trust receives Green Flag Award for all its parks

Self-financing charity The Parks Trust has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for all of the parks, woodlands and lakes it manages and maintains across Milton Keynes. This is the first time a complete network of parks across a whole town or city has been awarded the Green Flag. This international award, now into its third decade, is confirmation that The Parks Trust’s green spaces across the city are of the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. The Parks Trust received the award following a rigorous judging process, which included the submission of a…

Bayer’s new fungicide, ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to feature as part of Headland’s disease control strategy

Bayer announced at BTME 2017 that Headland Amenity would become a key partner to help bring the newly launched fungicide ‘Exteris Stressgard’ to the UK market. Containing a brand new chemical group, the first in almost ten years, Exteris Stressgard will feature prominently as part of Headland’s disease control strategy from the summer. This new SDHI formulation features the brand new active ingredient, Fluopyram, a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor that interferes with cell respiration, alongside a proven QoI partner, Trifloxystrobin. Labelled for control of Microdochium Patch and Dollar Spot, Exteris Stressgard is effective when applied before, or at the very first…

Harvesting the health benefits of gardening thanks to £40,000 grant

Aspire Ryde in the Isle of Wight, a thriving hub with a range of projects, received funding from the People’s Health Trust to set up a two-year project, based around community gardening. Growing Great Things, designed to improve the health and mental well-being of participants, aims to have five groups, each meeting once a week to enjoy working and relaxing in the garden. Activities include sowing seeds, taking cuttings, garden maintenance, planning what to grow and meeting people. “Those taking part have the opportunity to chat, get to know each other and share their gardening experiences,” said newly appointed project coordinator,…

Nurture Landscapes receives four Green Flag Awards this year

Farnborough Business Park, Chiswick Park in West London, Stockley Park near Heathrow and Liverpool One Shopping Centre were all winners of the world recognised Green Flag Award, with Liverpool One Shopping Centre winning it for its fourth consecutive year and Farnborough Business Park its second. The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, it acknowledges to the public that the site boasts the highest possible environmental standard, it is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. We at Nurture are committed to working sustainably and have pioneered environmental initiatives to reduce carbon and improve…

RHS Young Designer 2017 announced at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 – 23 July)

24-year-old Ula Maria from Northampton has been awarded a Gold medal and the coveted title of RHS Young Designer at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park. Returning for its ninth year, the competition’s theme was inspired by ever increasing working hours. Highlighting the creative and mindful benefits of green spaces, three finalists were selected to design a Show Garden to demonstrate what the fusion of garden and office means to them. Ula’s winning garden ‘Studio Unwired’ was based on a contemporary outdoor hot-desk office within an urban setting. Creating a space that combines tranquillity with a…

PLACE Design + Planning announces new Associate

Meaghan Kombol has been promoted to Associate at landscape architecture practice PLACE Design + Planning. A Chartered Landscape Architect, she gained her MA in landscape architecture in 2006 and has a great deal of international and national experience, from desert-reclamation projects in Abu Dhabi to residential and school landscapes in the UK. Meaghan’s designs have been well-received and have won numerous awards and accolades. Her sustainably-driven designs create highly functional, yet aesthetically pleasing spaces, maximising the potential of sites for users and clients. In 2015 she authored a book, published by Phaidon Press, 30:30 Landscape Architecture in which 30 of…

Construction sector to benefit as big contracts move out of the capital

A shift in construction contracts out of London and into the Midlands will help support a sector experiencing uncertainty amid a prolonged Brexit negotiation in the region. That’s the view from Crown Group boss Gareth Emberton on a new report which shows major regeneration and infrastructure project work is moving from the capital to the rest of the UK. Analysts for Barbour ABI and the Construction Products Association says investment in housebuilding, infrastructure and commercial property in Scotland and the West Midlands had the highest growth. The total value of contracts awarded in London was £13.1bn last year, down 14.6…

BALI’s Young Landscape Contractors celebrate medal wins as Coastline snags a Gold at RHS Tatton 2017

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is delighted to announce that all three Young Landscape Contractors and their Young Planting Designer partners have achieved medal standard gardens at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, including a Bronze, Silver and Gold for their show garden entries for this year’s RHS Young Landscape Contractor competition 2017, which BALI has proudly sponsored for a second year running. From the three pairs of finalists, the overall Young Landscape Contractor winner for 2017 was Elliott Hood, who was joined by his partner and Young Planting Designer winner Ben Poulter, who were both crowned in…

HRH The Prince of Wales launches new Royal Parks charity

One of the UK’s largest conservation charities to be launched in recent years was unveiled today by its new patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. During a visit to London’s Hyde Park, the Prince formally launched The Royal Parks charity, which supports and manages 5,000 acres of Royal Parks stretching from Greenwich Park in the east to Bushy Park in the west. As part of his visit to the iconic central London park, the Prince saw the charity’s £5million flagship nursery project. The football pitch-sized glasshouse – currently under construction – will provide about 98 per cent of…

Planned improvements to Millennium Square approved

Approval has been given by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Cabinet for a £90,000 scheme of improvements to go ahead in Walton’s Millennium Square. Located within the High Street car park, the Millennium Square was developed to provide a meeting place for visitors to the town and a focal point for events. The new design will provide an enhanced and more attractive area designed to increase use in the heart of the town centre. Plans include open space with attractive seating, landscaping and lighting to encourage visitors to remain in the town for longer, and shelter and electricity for the market…

LI welcomes landscape management leaders to help broaden profession

The Landscape Institute (LI) has met with a number of well-respected figures within the landscape management and policy disciplines to help improve its offering to a broader range of practitioners. In the inaugural meeting of the Landscape Management Leadership Forum, attendees discussed how the LI might be able to attract and retain members from some parts of the landscape sector not currently reflected in the LI membership. The ultimate goal, over a two-year period, is to re-shape entry requirements, CPD, training, standards and guidance, influencing, and the overall offer for landscape management practitioners. The LI believes that as an organisation, we…

Schemes across the country to receive £15 million of natural flood management funding

Floods minister announces which projects around the country have been allocated funding for natural flood defences, part of the government’s drive to roll out innovative techniques to reduce flood risk. New allocations of flood management funding will allow homes, businesses and communities around the country to benefit from increased flood protection, Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey announced today. 34 community led projects have been named as winners of a £1m government funded competition, the first of its kind, and will now be able to realise their innovative plans to use landscape features such as ponds, banks, meanders, channels, and trees to store, drain or slow…

Record number of Green Flag Awards in the UK

1797 parks, gardens, cemeteries, universities, museums, hospitals, shopping centres and canals have met the tough criteria demanded by the Award. Parks matter, this year more than 37 million people in this country will visit a park, five million more than voted in June’s General Election. The Green Flag Award is a sign of a well-managed, clean and safe park and with many people increasingly relying on their local park as a place to exercise, relax and have fun, quality green space has never been more important. Research shows that people will only visit a park if they perceive it to…

Hartley Botanic reveals new centrepiece commission for RHS Hyde Hall

In its latest partnership with the RHS, Hartley Botanic has unveiled a new, iconic glasshouse commission to form the centrepiece of the Royal Horticultural Society’s new edible gardens at RHS Hyde Hall. With a unique octagonal design, stately roof lantern and 14m span, the new glasshouse joins a long list of public commissions for the Lancashire-based manufacturer. The new Hyde Hall glasshouse is a bespoke and original version of the manufacturer’s Victorian glasshouse model, from above, the glasshouse’s roof is a perfect octagon, with the shape allowing for an impressive growing volume and allowing light to flood in from every…

A brand new 18 hole golf course installed with artificial grass greens from LazyLawn® has recently opened at Highfields Park in Nottingham

LazyLawn® supplied over 1200 square metres of Grass Park Junior, Nylon Pro and Wonder Yarn 26, which won the Which? Best Buy Award in 2016, at Highfields Park Adventure Golf. Over 1000 people visited the golf course at the launch during the May Bank Holiday weekend. The golf course has been installed as part of a multi-million pound project to restore Highfields Park. The project will also include a new boating house by Highfields Lake and new croquet lawns for two bowling greens at the park. The golf course has been designed with local Nottinghamshire themes in mind, including Robin Hood,…

Barcham’s Oakey out and about with new local authority role

Long-serving Lee Oakey of Barcham Trees has joined colleague Julie Tenney in the nursery’s local authority tree sales department. His intention is to visit many of the Cambridgeshire company’s clients in the forthcoming months. Oakey has been with the company for 25 years, during which time he has gained a thorough understanding of the business and its customers’ needs. Announcing the appointment, Barcham’s sales director Keith Sacre said: “We now have the two most experienced members of our team liaising with this vital customer-base. Lee has long been a key figure here and we are delighted he is now working…

National Lottery funding success will restore award winning Stafford park

Work on a £2.5 million restoration of the award winning Victoria Park in Stafford will go ahead thanks to money raised by National Lottery players. The Borough Council announced today it had been successful in its bid for over £1.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund as part of the ‘Parks for People’ programme. Plans have already been approved for the restoration work that will concentrate on the historical section of the park, which boasts a bowling green and aviary along with historical features such as the Mottram Shelter and County War Memorial with the…

Sparsholt College partners up with UK’s leading hard landscaping company

Sparsholt College has joined forces with Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacture to further strengthen its horticulture and landscaping courses. The Marshalls’ Education Partnership, launched today, will provide additional expertise and resource to further enhance students’ learning experience and help develop industry links to boost career opportunities. Marshalls has a long-term strategy to support students undertaking landscaping and horticulture courses. The Education Partnership further promotes the benefits of a landscaping career to help address the increasing demand for trained professionals in the industry and will link Sparsholt students with Marshalls Register members in order to gain work experience in the…

Launch of new charitable initiative to improve green spaces in Leeds

A new charitable fund dedicated to enhancing public parks and green spaces in Leeds was launched on Thursday 13 July. Leeds Parks Fund, managed by local charity Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), will provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to give something back to a park, woodland, nature reserve or other local green space that means a lot to them. Parks are free and provide a space for everyone in the city to relax, spend time with friends and family, play, exercise and get some fresh air. Lynda Kitching, chair of Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum, said: “I represent…

Granddaughter of Beth Chatto opens new garden at Writtle University College

The granddaughter of award-winning plants-woman Beth Chatto has opened Writtle University College’s new Mediterranean Garden. Julia Boulton, who is director of the Beth Chatto Gardens, cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony to the garden, a stunning new feature in front of the University College’s Main Building in Writtle, near Chelmsford. The event, on 29 June, was part of the University College’s first ever Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) awards ceremony, which was attended by more than 50 students and their families. Julia gave out the awards to the students, who have completed the work on the new Mediterranean garden which…

BOST Future Gardeners scheme leads to success with idverde

idverde have been working with Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) as part of its Future Gardeners scheme, which offers unemployed people in the Southwark (and surrounding) areas the opportunity to work towards a career in horticulture. Founded in 2000, the aim of Bankside Open Spaces Trust is to support, involve and inspire people in Southwark and Lambeth to create, enjoy and care for green places. Last year BOST worked with 573 volunteers to manage and develop 15 parks and 12 community gardens. BOST runs projects which: work with homeless people to assist in rehabilitating them back into mainstream society; work…

Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College present winning designer

Provender Nurseries in conjunction with Capel Manor College, Enfield campus, are pleased to announce Claire Stubbings as the winner of this year’s Provender Nurseries Garden Design Competition. The collaboration between Provender Nurseries and students of Garden Design is now in its 5th year with judging taking place in March. Each year students follow a brief which this year was to design a garden for a professional couple, who like to entertain regularly want a contemporary feel and to include some screening trees with seasonal interest, winter structure, wall shrubs or climbers to clothe the walls and herbaceous planting that favours…

Gardening course at Scampston Hall, Yorkshire

The Immersive Experience with Nigel Dunnett will take place on Thursday 12 October between 10am and 4.30pm, tickets are £90 per person. In association with Gardens Illustrated, Scampston Conservatory will be hosting a full day workshop with renowned garden designer Nigel Dunnett. The workshop will explore the immersive experience: dynamic planting design at the human scale. This workshop will take a very personal look at Nigel’s planting design philosophy and approach, drawing key principles from his studies of the dynamics and character of beautiful and dramatic wild vegetation, and translating those principles into creating ever-changing plantings with year-round appeal. He…

Greenfingers Charity Garden to be opened by TV gardener Adam Frost at Keech Hospice, Luton

Greenfingers Charity commissioned TV Gardener Adam Frost to design the new Courtyard Garden at Keech Hospice Care, Luton with the help and support of Homebase. As an existing good friend of Greenfingers, the charity was delighted to invite Adam to perform the official opening ceremony to be held on Monday 17 July 2017 at 3pm. This is the 53rd therapeutic and recreational garden built by Greenfingers Charity in children’s hospices around the UK, from the Isle of Wight to Loch Lomond. Funding for this project very much relied on the generosity of the Homebase DIY chain who have been donating all…

AHMM & Taylor Wimpey achieve contemporary yet timeless theme in Chelsea

As one of the UK’s largest residential developers, Taylor Wimpey projects are designed and constructed to the highest standards and this wasn’t any different with The Ladbroke Grove in Chelsea, London. The developer worked with UK and US architect, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, in designing the lavish apartments at The Ladbroke Grove which required stylish hard landscaping materials that would complement the brick buildings on site. Tobermore held the ideal solution with the provision of Pembury block paving, Textured Flags and Mayfair Step Flags. The Ladbroke Grove was developed to reflect a contemporary, yet timeless, urban theme. Being located in…