February 19, 2017

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LT Studio appointed for Watchet quayside -

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Award-winning Expo garden becomes public park -

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Youth at the cutting edge of design at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park -

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Melissa Morton celebrates HOUZZ “Best Customer Service” Award -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Regeneration plan for Croydon Council’s former HQ revealed -

Friday, February 17, 2017

£23m West Rhyl green space features Tobermore’s fabulous fusion -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Action for new species discovered on brink of extinction -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Heligan invests in its future -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bradstone launches next generation concrete and pushes porcelain to the extreme -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Play industry calls on minister to protect our parks -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

idverde supports Colchester Council’s tree giveaway scheme -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Agrigem opens new ‘Gem House’ -

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Aura Landscapes of Southampton awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Parks Trust responds to parks inquiry report -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Terrain aeration and the Valley of Fire -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jo Thompson mentors first RHS Malvern international spa garden -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Landscape Institute responds to CLG Committee inquiry into public parks -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gardeners urged to help build the definitive list of pest and disease threats -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Was 2016 the year of the specialist tradesman? -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

RHS Malvern floral marquee showcases Britain’s best blooms -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • LT Studio appointed for Watchet quayside

    LT Studio landscape architects is to design the public realm for shared workspaces at Watchet marina in West Somerset. The scheme, by architect Invisible Studio, includes artists’ studios, shared workspace, a print workshop, a cafe and a gallery for local community group the Onion Collective. The public realm will deliver “an attractive and successful external space that is well-used, flexible, easy to maintain, which complements the built form and which is appropriate for the coastal town of Watchet.” Flexible outdoor spaces will be also be used for public activities such as performances, play and art shows, and will link up…

  • Award-winning Expo garden becomes public park

    Lotus Design Studio’s award-winning ‘green garden oasis’ for the Antalya EXPO 2016, Turkey, has become a permanent park. The 1,045m2 garden was given the innovative garden special prize for its demonstration of the importance of green living in cities. Rain gardens, a green roof, permeable paving, and the planting of 21 new trees counter the impact of urban heat and pollution, while promoting water conservation. Aquatic planting, an insect hotel and a growing table of edible plants, encourage biodiversity. Water features and sculptures create visual interest. Indoors, air-conditioning and water cooling is powered by solar panels. Lotus Design Studio founder Nilufer Danis says: “We are…

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    Youth at the cutting edge of design at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Young Designer Competition enters into its ninth year in 2017, continuing to inspire a hub of young horticultural talent at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 – 23 July), supported by Bruntwood. The competition gives aspiring garden designers aged 28 years and under the chance to launch their careers, gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show and compete for the coveted title. Inspired by ever increasing working hours and the creative and mindful benefits of green spaces, this year three finalists have been selected to design a Show Garden demonstrating what the fusion of…

  • Melissa Morton celebrates HOUZZ “Best Customer Service” Award

    Melissa Morton Garden Design, Ilkley, West Yorkshire has won a HOUZZ “Best of Customer Service” award for 2017. This badge rates the business at the highest level for client satisfaction by the HOUZZ community. HOUZZ is the leading platform for home renovation and design. The HOUZZ community consists of more than 40 million monthly unique global users. The Best of HOUZZ is awarded annually in three categories.  These badges help homeowners identify popular and top rated home professionals on HOUZZ. Customer Service awards are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews for a professional service. “I’m…

  • Regeneration plan for Croydon Council’s former HQ revealed

    HUB, a London based developer specialising in mid-market homes, has released full details of the scheme to regenerate the former council owned site at Taberner House with the creation of 500 homes. The scheme also includes designs by Grant Associates to revitalise The Queen’s Gardens, a popular public park. Grant Associates’ landscape strategy aims to reconfigure the park with the introduction of a central children’s play area and two new squares that would improve access to the gardens both for new residents and the wider community. A new café is also planned for the park. Elements of the garden’s original…

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LT Studio appointed for Watchet quayside

Feb 19, 2017

LT Studio landscape architects is to design the public realm for shared workspaces at Watchet marina in West Somerset. The scheme, by architect Invisible Studio, includes artists’ studios, shared workspace, a print workshop, a cafe and a gallery for local community group the Onion Collective. The public realm will deliver “an attractive and successful external space that is well-used, flexible, easy to maintain, which complements the built form and which is appropriate for the coastal town of Watchet.” Flexible outdoor spaces will be also be used for public activities such as performances, play and art shows, and will link up…

Award-winning Expo garden becomes public park

Feb 18, 2017

Lotus Design Studio’s award-winning ‘green garden oasis’ for the Antalya EXPO 2016, Turkey, has become a permanent park. The 1,045m2 garden was given the innovative garden special prize for its demonstration of the importance of green living in cities. Rain gardens, a green roof, permeable paving, and the planting of 21 new trees counter the impact of urban heat and pollution, while promoting water conservation. Aquatic planting, an insect hotel and a growing table of edible plants, encourage biodiversity. Water features and sculptures create visual interest. Indoors, air-conditioning and water cooling is powered by solar panels. Lotus Design Studio founder Nilufer Danis says: “We are…

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Youth at the cutting edge of design at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Feb 18, 2017

The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Young Designer Competition enters into its ninth year in 2017, continuing to inspire a hub of young horticultural talent at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (19 – 23 July), supported by Bruntwood. The competition gives aspiring garden designers aged 28 years and under the chance to launch their careers, gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show and compete for the coveted title. Inspired by ever increasing working hours and the creative and mindful benefits of green spaces, this year three finalists have been selected to design a Show Garden demonstrating what the fusion of…

Melissa Morton celebrates HOUZZ “Best Customer Service” Award

Feb 17, 2017

Melissa Morton Garden Design, Ilkley, West Yorkshire has won a HOUZZ “Best of Customer Service” award for 2017. This badge rates the business at the highest level for client satisfaction by the HOUZZ community. HOUZZ is the leading platform for home renovation and design. The HOUZZ community consists of more than 40 million monthly unique global users. The Best of HOUZZ is awarded annually in three categories.  These badges help homeowners identify popular and top rated home professionals on HOUZZ. Customer Service awards are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews for a professional service. “I’m…

Regeneration plan for Croydon Council’s former HQ revealed

Feb 17, 2017

HUB, a London based developer specialising in mid-market homes, has released full details of the scheme to regenerate the former council owned site at Taberner House with the creation of 500 homes. The scheme also includes designs by Grant Associates to revitalise The Queen’s Gardens, a popular public park. Grant Associates’ landscape strategy aims to reconfigure the park with the introduction of a central children’s play area and two new squares that would improve access to the gardens both for new residents and the wider community. A new café is also planned for the park. Elements of the garden’s original…

£23m West Rhyl green space features Tobermore’s fabulous fusion

Feb 17, 2017

Denbighshire County Council headed the £1.5m investment in the new West Rhyl green space in north Wales which saw the area revitalised with a new urban park and surrounding greenery. This venture formed part of a larger £23m regeneration of the West Rhyl area. As a method of achieving a modern landscape for the new green space, Brenig Construction sourced Fusion block paving from Tobermore – a fabulous product with a sparkling granite aggregate surface layer that would produce a unique, contemporary look. The project was designed by Capita Symonds and Brenig Construction was appointed in September 2014 by Denbighshire…

Action for new species discovered on brink of extinction

Feb 17, 2017

Tiny, tropical and delicately beautiful Begonia elachista is an enigma in the world of plant research and conservation. Today all at once it officially becomes the newest of its kind known to science; the smallest identified species of Begonia on the planet and recorded as critically endangered – in the name of tourism. The race is on to provide protection and hope for the future, starting with horticultural and scientific research at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). In the wild, Begonia elachista is only known to inhabit a single limestone cave mouth within a national park in central Peru….

Heligan invests in its future

Feb 16, 2017

Cornwall’s award-winning The Lost Gardens of Heligan estate has re-established a working partnership with John Deere and local professional turf equipment dealer Masons Kings after more than 20 years. The 200-plus acre estate at Pentewan near St Austell has invested in a new fleet of 10 machines plus ancillary equipment valued at over £200,000, in a John Deere Financial five-year lease hire deal including PowerGard protection. Its first John Deere machine, an 855 compact tractor, was provided in 1995 by the previous dealer, Cornwall Farmers, to help in the restoration of The Lost Gardens after their rediscovery in 1990. This…

Bradstone launches next generation concrete and pushes porcelain to the extreme

Feb 16, 2017

Garden landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone, has unveiled its new garden landscaping and driveway collection for 2017, which includes a vast array of innovative new product lines and range extensions. The new collection sees Bradstone quadruple its porcelain range. Having entered the porcelain market back in 2015 with the launch of Mode, the range was extended last year to include new sizes and a wood-effect porcelain paver, Madera. Now, in response to ever-increasing market demand, the range includes a total of eight new paving products – plus Bradstone’s first porcelain walling product – which offer greater design possibilities and cutting-edge style. Advancements…

Play industry calls on minister to protect our parks

Feb 16, 2017

The Association of Play Industries is calling on the communities minister to ensure the future of the UK’s parks and green spaces by recognising their vital contribution to the nation’s health and wellbeing. API chair Mark Hardy says: “The Public Parks Report published this week, which warns that parks are at tipping point due to lack of funding and investment, is an opportunity to re-prioritise the crucial role that our parks and green spaces play.” “I’m encouraged that the Communities and Local Government Committee, values the environmental contribution of parks and their positive impact on the mental and physical health…

idverde supports Colchester Council’s tree giveaway scheme

Feb 16, 2017

idverde supported its client Colchester Borough Council’s Trees for Years scheme, which was held on Saturday 4 February. This popular annual scheme now in its eleventh year sees over 2,000 tree and fruit bushes given away free to local residents, community and volunteer groups, schools, and town or parish councils. The scheme aims to help to promote and create a green and healthy environment for Colchester residents to live and work. idverde, which works in partnership with the Council to maintain the Borough’s green spaces, provided sponsorship of £2,000 to help purchase the trees, and also provided support on the day….

Agrigem opens new ‘Gem House’

Feb 16, 2017

On Friday 10 February, Agrigem opened its doors for the official opening of ‘Gem House’. Guests attended a champagne reception before the unveiling and a grand tour of Agrigem’s new 6000sqft office and warehouse headquarters. The building was opened by the chairman of the Amenity Forum, Professor John Moverley OBE. John was chosen for this role as he plays a key part within the amenity agrochemical and horticultural industry and after the continued support he has shown Agrigem over the years, he was the perfect candidate for the job. The Amenity Forum was formed in October 2003 as a key action…

Aura Landscapes of Southampton awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Feb 15, 2017

Aura Landscapes of Southampton, Hampshire has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The multi award winning landscaping firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the…

The Parks Trust responds to parks inquiry report

Feb 15, 2017

The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 5,000 acres of Milton Keynes’ green space, has released its response to the parks inquiry report, published by the Communities and Local Government Committee. As part of its inquiry, the Committee examined the impact of reduced local authority budgets on open spaces and considered concerns that the existence of public parks is under threat. Philip Bowsher, head of landscape strategy & development, commented: “We are pleased to see that the Communities and Local Government Committee recognise that parks matter for many social, cultural, environmental and economic reasons and that…

Terrain aeration and the Valley of Fire

Feb 15, 2017

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens are famous around the globe and have the world’s largest collection of hardy trees and shrubs anywhere in the temperate world. The Gardens now hold fourteen National Plant Collections and the latest planting project has been named ‘Valley of Fire’. The name is derived from the planting of over 30 different types of trees and shrubs that will create stunning autumn colour on both sides of what is currently known as Oak Tree Vista. One of the challenges that faced the scheme was the need to create drainage in several areas of wet, heavy clay,…