• THe Massachussetts Garden - Catherine McDonald

    THE OUTERMOST HOUSE BY HENRY BESTON INSPIRED THE MASSACHUSETTS GARDEN

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    One of the major inspirations for the Massachusetts Garden (Sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism) is a series of ‘dune shacks’ peppered along the Cape Cod Coastline that were traditionally inhabited by artists, poets and writers including Henry Beston who wrote the seminal text on the area, The Outermost House. This book […]

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    High hopes for BALI at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    High hopes for BALI Yorkshire and North East Region at Harrogate Spring Flower Show As BALI members in the association’s Yorkshire and North East Region make the most of the spring weather to construct their garden at the 2014 Harrogate Spring Flower Show, there are high hopes for a repeat performance of last year’s success. […]

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  • job of the day

    JOB OF THE DAY – Landscape Garden Sales Designer

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Hambrooks We currently have 3 vacancies for Graduate Landscape Garden Sales Designers, to work within a team of designers, providing potential clients with reliable and workable solutions for their garden projects. Responsibilities will include: SALES/DESIGN: - To convert enquiry leads into live projects - Achieve sales budget and profits - Provide customers with solutions for their gardens, present […]

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    Indoor Garden Design scoops a lot of gold!

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Indoor Garden Design scoops a lot of Gold! Indoor Garden Design confirmed their position as the market leader at the 10th annual 2014 Efig Awards winning over 30% of the awards and taking Gold in all categories – Design, Maintenance, Events, and Christmas. Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design, commented: “I am thrilled […]

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    John O’Conner (GM) Ltd: Gold Award winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    John O’Conner (GM) Ltd is a MORR: Gold Award winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014 John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, is proud to win the prestigious RoSPA Gold award for Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR) in the RoSPA Occupational […]

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  • job of the day

    JOB OF THE DAY – Landscape Garden Team Leader

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Axholme Landscapes We have a vacancy for a landscape team leader, capable of carrying out domestic garden construction to BALI award winning standards. The successful applicant will be a self-motivated individual, capable of working from detailed designs and specifications for private gardens in the S. Yorks. N. Lincs. area and will be responsible for supervising  […]

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  • RHS GARDEN CAVE PAVILION SETS NEW RECORD

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    CAVE PAVILION SETS NEW RECORD AS THE FIRST RHS CHELSEA GARDEN WITH FULLY TRACEABLE PLANTS DESIGNED BY SOPHIE WALKER WITH SUPPORT FROM SUE & BLEDDYN WYNN-JONES GARDEN PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GARDEN MUSEUM A conceptual garden that brings the tradition of plant collecting to a new generation will set the record as the first […]

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  • RANSOMES MOWERS FOR FIFE COUNCIL

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Fife Council has upgraded its fleet of mowers with the recent addition of a fleet of Ransomes Parkway 3 cylinder mowers and an HR300 rotary mower with Wessex flail head, purchased from local dealer Fairways GM. Stuart Tait is the Area Parks Supervisor responsible for the Kirkcaldy area and has been employed by the council […]

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  • job of the day

    JOB OF THE DAY – Landscaper/Foreman

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Gardenscapes We are looking to recruit a skilled landscaper/Foreman to work as part of a team in a small landscape company, the ideal candidate will need to be able to carry out all hard and soft landscape duties and be committed to working to a high standard in building the very best gardens, have excellent […]

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    An urban oasis comes to Quo Vadis designed by Ian Drummond

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Iconic restaurant and members’ club Quo Vadis has had its outside terrace ‘re-imagined’ by Ian Drummond, award-winning garden designer and creative director of Indoor Garden Design. Ian’s vision is an Oceanania landscape design that transforms the Quo Vadis roof terrace from a traditional outdoor ‘smoking space’ to an inviting tropical garden. Architectural Tasmanian foliage is […]

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Apr
19

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd: Gold Award winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd is a MORR: Gold Award winner in the RoSPA Awards 2014 John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, is proud to win the prestigious RoSPA Gold award for Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR) in the RoSPA Occupational […]

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titchmarsh hits back
Apr
16

Alan Titchmarsh riled by gardening digs

Alan Titchmarsh hits back at celebrities like Jeremy Clarkson and Mary Beard who he accuses of deriding gardening as the “sedentary” preserve of the elderly Along with bridge and lawn bowls, gardening is an activity often portrayed as being a gentle and undemanding pursuit that is predominantly the preserve of those of advancing years. But […]

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Apr
14

Olympic Park reopens fully with James Corner design

With the exception of the area around the Olympic Stadium, all of the Olympic Park is open again James Corner at the Olympic Park The southern part of the Olympic Park has reopened, with landscape designed by James Corner, the landscape architect who worked on New York’s famous High Line and founder of James Corner […]

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perennial race
Apr
11

Perennial’s #GrubbyGardeners complete gruelling Dirty Dozen and raise over £5K

A team of extremely hardy gardeners, landscapers and designers has successfully completed the Dirty Dozen Races on 5th April at Hop Wood Farm in Kent to raise money for UK horticulture charity Perennial. The team ran, swam and oozed their way round the 12km course designed by ex-British Special Forces personnel, tackling 20 military-style obstacles […]

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burns and nice
Apr
11

It’s time to register for this year’s LI awards

Registration is now open for the 2014 LI Awards. Burns + Nice won the 2013 President’s Award for Leicester Square City Quarter This year’s awards categories will be as follows: Adding Value through Landscape Design for a Small Scale Public Development Design for a Medium Scale Public Development Design for a Large Scale Public Development […]

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Apr
15

Enter the new, improved APL Awards 2015 now!

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is inviting entries for the APL Awards 2015 – which is now in its 19th year. For 2015, the categories have been completely reviewed to make them more accessible for APL members to enter – no matter the size of the business. Two new categories have been introduced for probationary […]

april 2014 fs
Apr
3

APRIL 2014 ISSUE – Pro Landscaper

April 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine COMPETITION win a Hayter Harrier 56 Pro mower ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry ■News Extra: Working together as a team: Landscape Industry Debate. Pro Landscaper report on the day ■Association News: APL Awards, details of the winners, and photos from the event; the SGD announce more […]

Marshalls Register Award Winning Project by Shore Landscapes
Mar
26

Marshalls celebrates Register Member excellence

Celebrating excellence in hard landscaping design and installation, Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer has this week hosted its prestigious annual Register Awards at Bagden Hall, West Yorkshire. This year’s national awards attracted over 650 project submissions from 250 contractors. The national Register awards cover a range of categories from ‘Best Use of Marshalls […]

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Mar
13

APL Awards 2014

Members and affiliates of the APL met yesterday, the 12 March, in the grand and majestic Gibson Hall in the heart of London’s financial district for the prestigious 2014 APL Awards sponsored by Bradstone. The venue was perfect for the occasion, beautiful and impressive. Mark Gregory, Chairman of the APL introduced the day in characteristic style, […]

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Mar
7

Proposal for Silvertown Docks wins Royal Docks competition

A proposal to turn Silvertown Docks into a new type of marina that references the past while looking to the future has won the Royal Docks competition. The winning scheme for Silvertown Docks Developed by Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley, landscape architects working respectively for Building Design Partnership and Levitt Bernstein, the scheme has beaten […]

landscape institute
Feb
21

Landscape Institute – open letter to the Prime Minister on flooding and water management

The Landscape Institute has joined together with 12 professional organisations, who regularly work together on projects designed to manage water, prevent flooding and increase resilience, to ask for proper long-term planning to avoid further flooding devastation in the UK. The group, which includes the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, The Institution of Environmental […]

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Feb
20

Dirty Dozen Racers aim to raise £20,000 for Perennial’s HortAid 2014

First HortAid 2014 challenge confirmed as Twitter team tackle The Dirty Dozen Races to raise £20,000 for Perennial Tweet: 20+ #GrubbyGardeners led by @gardening_greek tackle @DirtyDozenRaces to raise £20K for @PerennialGRBS http://bit.ly/1nyhAnM #HortAid2014 A team of over 20 gardeners, landscapers, designers and TV presenters has formed via the power of social media to raise money […]

APL slider
Feb
11

WorldSkillsUK: Landscape Gardening entry portal now open!

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is now inviting entries into the 2014 WorldSkillsUK Landscape Gardening competition. The entry portal is open from February 10 and closes on March 21. The APL is the new organising partner for the Landscape Gardening section of the WorldSkills UK competition which is part of a set of over […]

Quadron
Jan
30

Quadron Services wins BALI Award sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen

Quadron Services Ltd, the green space management company based at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset were the principal winners of two accolades at the BALI Awards held in the Great Room at the Grosvenor Hotel in London in December. One of these accolades that the Quadron team received was the award for the best Domestic or Commercial […]

allotment
Jan
30

Gavin Jones construct vegetable garden for BBC Show

The BBC are launching a new contest to find the nation’s best horticulturalists. Presented by Fern Britton, six-part competition Grow, Make, Eat ‘The Great Allotment Challenge’, will see nine pairs of enthusiastic gardeners pulling on their trusty gloves and sewing the seeds of success. In a beautiful walled garden in Oxfordshire, nine pairs of passionate […]