• Etesia

    Etesia Pedestrian Mowers Stand the Test of Time

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    A range of Etesia mowers, including two new Duocut RMHB 46cm pedestrian mowers, are helping to maintain the green space areas surrounding and including Durham university – the UK’s third oldest university. Durham University has a unique estate, which includes 63 listed buildings and also owns and manages the World Heritage Site in partnership with Durham […]

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    Kew Gardens job cuts ‘break the law’

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Axing up to 125 jobs from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew would break the law, a union has claimed GMB, which represents horticultural workers, said the cuts would prevent Kew from fulfilling its legal obligation as an educational and scientific resource. The gardens in west London face a £5m shortfall in revenue in the […]

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  • Lottery

    Changing Landscape for Dulwich Gardening Syndicate

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    A work syndicate of eight at Quadron, the contractor that maintains Dulwich Park, are celebrating after scooping £59,208.00 when they matched five numbers and the Bonus Ball in the Lotto draw on Wednesday 9 April. The team of close-knit colleagues call themselves the Tonka Beans – named after an African bean that is believed to […]

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    Birmingham to become a biophilic city

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Birmingham City Council has signed up to full membership of the new global green cities group – the Biophilic Cities Network. Birmingham will be the UK’s first biophilic city. Photograph: Birmingham City Council Making the announcement at the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ recent Trees, People and the Built Environment (TPBE II) conference, the council’s climate […]

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    Hambrooks’ Winning Design for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    The Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) have selected Hambrooks to build a garden for the annual RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July for their ‘Your Garden Your Budget’ project. Landscapers across the UK are invited to submit designs and this is the third year that the RHS […]

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    Tender: Japanese Knotweed Removal

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Japanese Knotweed Removal, Former Standish Hospital, Stroud Organisation: Homes and Communities Agency NUTS Code: Gloucestershire (UKK13) Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014 – 00:00 Tender ID: 1358767 Description The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint contractors for the eradication of Japanese knotweed. The eradication must be certified. The former Standish Hospital site has extensive grounds […]

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  • Commonwealth Park Gibraltar takes shape

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    A leading UK landscape company, Landform Consultants, is heading up the project for the Commonwealth Park in Gibraltar, the first public park on the rock.  MD of Landform, Mark Gregory, the principle landscape consultant for the project, has spoken of his excitement about being involved in the first park in Gibraltar. The park’s features will include […]

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    Veterans’ charity and horticultural companies ‘green-over’ London’s Union Jack Club

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Veterans’ charity and horticultural companies in joint exercise to ‘green-over’ London’s Union Jack Club Members of the Armed Forces, past and present, staying at the famous Union Jack Club in London will now benefit from the therapeutic power of plants, thanks to a joint project by veterans’ charity Gardening Leave and two leading horticultural companies. […]

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    JOB OF THE DAY – Soft Landscape Gardener

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Andersplus Our client builds commercial and domestic landscapes in Surrey, London and the Home Counties.  They are seeking a Trainee Soft Landscaper to join the team. You will be assisting with the turfing and planting on new projects.  This will be an opportunity to learn about landscaping from the ground up and will be an […]

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    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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Latest

Apr
23

Delivering Turf – Q Lawns

Turf is heavy, it’s bulky and it’s perishable. In this film, Q Lawns’ Transport Manager Patrick Chapman explains how the Company overcomes logistical and environmental challenges to deliver lawn turf quickly, efficiently and safely to customers all over the UK.  

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Apr
23

Kew Gardens job cuts ‘break the law’

Axing up to 125 jobs from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew would break the law, a union has claimed GMB, which represents horticultural workers, said the cuts would prevent Kew from fulfilling its legal obligation as an educational and scientific resource. The gardens in west London face a £5m shortfall in revenue in the […]

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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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News

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]