July 2, 2016

Latest:

Could horticulture hold the key to easing the pressure on the NHS? -

Friday, July 1, 2016

Council calls for residents’ views on Wimbledon Park proposals -

Friday, July 1, 2016

New dataset of accessible greenspace for Scotland -

Friday, July 1, 2016

Gavin Jones Ltd acquires Turfsoil -

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Marble & Granite Centre celebrates summer of stone -

Friday, July 1, 2016

A world’s first: building information modelling for landscape -

Thursday, June 30, 2016

All aboard the Enviromat express -

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Memorial bench in former TV gardens delights Birmingham family -

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pupils impressed by new living wall at Phoenix School -

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Merrist Wood landscape apprentice works on multiple gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show -

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Katie’s garden shows how to grow your own cut flowers at RHS Hampton 2016 -

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2017 promotional catalogue -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Garden designer Robert Barker to make Hampton Court Palace Flower Show debut -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pellenc launches Cleanion battery-powered brush -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gardens of the World come to life at the RHS Hampton 2016 -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Garden Oven Company’s ultimate wood fired oven BBQ -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free walks, talks and demonstrations at The Royal Parks’ Horticulture Show -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Historic day for National Park gets nearer -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

AGS awarded gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ian Drummond appointed efig Ambassador -

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  • horticulture

    Could horticulture hold the key to easing the pressure on the NHS?

    A leading group of UK horticultural organisations is bringing together representatives from the worlds of public health, politics, academia and horticulture to develop a shared vision of the role horticulture can play in the treatment of some chronic health conditions. The Health and Horticulture Conference, which will take place at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on 4 July, is the first time that such a range of experts have come together to look at the most effective way of making the case for horticulture to be a widespread treatment available across the NHS. Organised by the Ornamental Horticulture…

  • LDA1

    Council calls for residents’ views on Wimbledon Park proposals

    Merton Council is set to ask residents and Wimbledon Park users for their views on three possible proposals for how the park could look in the future.  Option 1 The consultation will run from 3 July until 14 August.  There will be special events where experts from the council and its design team, led by LDA Design, will be on hand to answer questions and explain the proposals face-to-face. The consultation on the proposals is about involving the public in helping to shape the look of the park over the next 25 years. The consultation events will all be at the bowls…

  • Scotland

    New dataset of accessible greenspace for Scotland

    Yesterday, Ordnance Survey (OS) and the Scottish Government released an update on the project which will ultimately make it easier for people to find and access every green corner of its neighbourhoods, towns and cities. Building on the 2011 Scottish Greenspace Map, the new OS dataset will provide a comprehensive view of location, extent and type of recreational spaces across Scotland. John Kimmance, OS director for Public Sector, said: “This is an exciting project, which we are pleased to be working on with the Scotland Greenspace Project Board. OS data contains a vast range of geographic features from which we are identifying…

  • gavinjones

    Gavin Jones Ltd acquires Turfsoil

    Gavin Jones, the award-winning landscape construction and grounds management company, today announced the purchase of the entire share capital of Sofnol Ltd, the parent company of Turfsoil Ltd, a long-established Kent-based grounds maintenance contractor. Will Clark, MD, Gavin Jones Ltd said “We are delighted to confirm this, our latest acquisition. Turfsoil has forward orders of £20m to the end of 2025 comprising significant grounds maintenance contracts. With the added benefit of some exceptional people working within the business, we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Gavin Jones’ team”.” John Newton, grandson of Turfsoil’s founder commented: “It is…

  • stone

    The Marble & Granite Centre celebrates summer of stone

    The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd, one of the UK’s leading natural stone wholesalers, is celebrating a summer of showcasing stone and stone products. In May the company sponsored a Gold medal winning garden, the Antithesis of Sarcophagi, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The unique garden was planted inside a 44 tonne granite cube and depicted a rejuvenating woodland, which visitors could view through cracks in the stone. Now Lapitec, a hard surface sintered stone that is distributed exclusively in the UK by the Marble & Granite Centre, is to play a starring role in a charity’s garden at…

Latest

horticulture

Could horticulture hold the key to easing the pressure on the NHS?

Jul 1, 2016

A leading group of UK horticultural organisations is bringing together representatives from the worlds of public health, politics, academia and horticulture to develop a shared vision of the role horticulture can play in the treatment of some chronic health conditions. The Health and Horticulture Conference, which will take place at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on 4 July, is the first time that such a range of experts have come together to look at the most effective way of making the case for horticulture to be a widespread treatment available across the NHS. Organised by the Ornamental Horticulture…

LDA1

Council calls for residents’ views on Wimbledon Park proposals

Jul 1, 2016

Merton Council is set to ask residents and Wimbledon Park users for their views on three possible proposals for how the park could look in the future.  Option 1 The consultation will run from 3 July until 14 August.  There will be special events where experts from the council and its design team, led by LDA Design, will be on hand to answer questions and explain the proposals face-to-face. The consultation on the proposals is about involving the public in helping to shape the look of the park over the next 25 years. The consultation events will all be at the bowls…

Scotland

New dataset of accessible greenspace for Scotland

Jul 1, 2016

Yesterday, Ordnance Survey (OS) and the Scottish Government released an update on the project which will ultimately make it easier for people to find and access every green corner of its neighbourhoods, towns and cities. Building on the 2011 Scottish Greenspace Map, the new OS dataset will provide a comprehensive view of location, extent and type of recreational spaces across Scotland. John Kimmance, OS director for Public Sector, said: “This is an exciting project, which we are pleased to be working on with the Scotland Greenspace Project Board. OS data contains a vast range of geographic features from which we are identifying…

gavinjones

Gavin Jones Ltd acquires Turfsoil

Jul 1, 2016

Gavin Jones, the award-winning landscape construction and grounds management company, today announced the purchase of the entire share capital of Sofnol Ltd, the parent company of Turfsoil Ltd, a long-established Kent-based grounds maintenance contractor. Will Clark, MD, Gavin Jones Ltd said “We are delighted to confirm this, our latest acquisition. Turfsoil has forward orders of £20m to the end of 2025 comprising significant grounds maintenance contracts. With the added benefit of some exceptional people working within the business, we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Gavin Jones’ team”.” John Newton, grandson of Turfsoil’s founder commented: “It is…

stone

The Marble & Granite Centre celebrates summer of stone

Jul 1, 2016

The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd, one of the UK’s leading natural stone wholesalers, is celebrating a summer of showcasing stone and stone products. In May the company sponsored a Gold medal winning garden, the Antithesis of Sarcophagi, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The unique garden was planted inside a 44 tonne granite cube and depicted a rejuvenating woodland, which visitors could view through cracks in the stone. Now Lapitec, a hard surface sintered stone that is distributed exclusively in the UK by the Marble & Granite Centre, is to play a starring role in a charity’s garden at…

Landscapeinstitue

A world’s first: building information modelling for landscape

Jun 30, 2016

The Landscape Institute will launch the publication ‘BIM for Landscape’ today 30 June at a seminar in London outlining the practical implications for the built environment industry of building information modelling (BIM) and the wider impact technology and artificial intelligence will have on the future of landscape professions. The built environment is increasingly becoming part of the digital world. BIM will speed that process up by modelling all data relating to the design, cost and sustainability of a project, from design through construction to operations. The UK is a world leader in this field and the objective is a 20%…

Enviromat

All aboard the Enviromat express

Jun 30, 2016

Enviromat sedum matting from Harrowden Turf Ltd has been used for an unusual but fascinating project in a private garden in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Andy Barr, head of heritage operations for the London Transport Museum and his sons have spent the last two years building a model railway layout in his back garden, under direction from Andy’s wife Judith .  It’s been carefully designed to enhance, rather than define the garden. “This is not about turning the whole garden into a huge model railway, it’s about adding interest to the garden without disrupting the way it’s used,” says Andy. “We still have…

Bench donation

Memorial bench in former TV gardens delights Birmingham family

Jun 30, 2016

A bench has been unveiled in memory of garden-loving grandad Nick McGrath in the former TV gardens in Kings Heath Park, Birmingham which are now looked after by the disability charity Thrive. The McGrath family were devastated when Nick, of Hall Green, passed away in 2015 after living with dementia for a number of years. Just two days after he died, the family were watching the BBC Lifeline appeal where the former pop star-turned gardener Kim Wilde spoke movingly about the work Thrive does in helping people with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable….

IMG_1666

Pupils impressed by new living wall at Phoenix School

Jun 30, 2016

Staff, pupils, parents and visitors to Phoenix Primary School in South Bermondsey are being welcomed by the sight of a new LivePanel living wall that features the school’s name written in plants. Highly visible, the plants used to make the living wall are coming onto full bloom just in time for the summer term. Living walls are becoming increasingly popular and commonplace, and as the name suggests they feature live plant systems installed on to walls. Helen Hayes, deputy head at Phoenix Primary School says; “We’re delighted to have the living wall up at our early years’ gate. It’s a…

tom2

Merrist Wood landscape apprentice works on multiple gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show

Jun 30, 2016

Not many apprentices get the opportunity to work on an RHS Show Garden, but Merrist Wood College apprentice Tom Rushmer is currently working on the construction of three gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show. His apprenticeship is with ‘The Landscaping Consultants Ltd’ and he has played a fundamental role in all three gardens. His main project has been helping with the show garden ‘The Witan Global Growth Garden’ by prepping all of the oak timbers to sculpt into the shape of the garden. The concept is based on the Global Growth Vegetable Garden Project at RHS Garden Hyde and all of the…

Hampton

Katie’s garden shows how to grow your own cut flowers at RHS Hampton 2016

Jun 30, 2016

Floral designer and planting expert Carolyn Dunster has teamed up with garden designer Noemi Mercurelli to produce a cut flower themed ‘Country Garden’ at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund. The reason for the garden is to raise awareness of the work that Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund does and also to celebrate the life of Katie Wohlrab Oliver, who struggled with the condition and succumbed to cancer in 2001 aged just 35.  The ‘Cut Flower Garden’ contains many of Katie’s favourite flowers and will show visitors how easy it is to grow flowers for cutting in…

p94 - Wyevale Nurseries' Catalogue

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2017 promotional catalogue

Jun 29, 2016

Wyevale Nurseries has this month (June, 2016) officially launched its 2017 promotional catalogue. The commercial nurseries’ new brochure will include 37 new plant promotions. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re very proud of our 2017 promotional catalogue and the market leading range it will deliver our customers. As well as our range of 37 new plant promotions within the catalogue there is also a plethora of new fun facts, which are dotted throughout. “Some of the best plants in the catalogue include the Jacobinia Firefly voted ‘Best New Plant Introduction’ by visitors to…

redthread

Garden designer Robert Barker to make Hampton Court Palace Flower Show debut

Jun 29, 2016

Garden designer Robert Barker will be presenting his Red Thread Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show under the Conceptual category from the 5 to 10 July 2016. It will be Robert’s debut at an RHS flower show. The design for the Red Thread Garden came to him whilst drawing with his 3-year-old daughter. Crayon in hand he made a quick sketch of the garden, inspired by the ancient Chinese myth called “the Red Thread of Fate”. The myth tells that when we are born the gods tie one of our ankles with a red thread, which also…

Pellenc

Pellenc launches Cleanion battery-powered brush

Jun 29, 2016

Pellenc has launched the Cleanion, a pedestrian battery-powered brush suitable for removing debris from natural and artificial grass and other hard surfaces. The Pellenc Cleanion is a revolutionary, self-driven brush which is powered by the ULiB battery seen on the rest of the company’s range of tools. With a large working width and a long operating time of battery charge sufficient for demanding professional use, the Cleanion has a range of uses including: Remove debris from grass and hard surfaces. Effective snow broom for clearing streets and paths (with the attachment of a snow blade) Suitable for paths, drives, constructions…

Hampton

Gardens of the World come to life at the RHS Hampton 2016

Jun 29, 2016

This year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will feature its largest ever World Gardens section, with 6 destinations being brought to life through imaginative gardens. Set against the historic backdrop of Hampton Court Palace, at the world’s largest flower show, this feature offers the chance for exhibitors from all corners of the globe to recreate a sense of their destination through individually created gardens. This year’s offering features designs ranging from the terraces of Machu Picchu to the mountains and vineyards of Oregon, and from 1066 country to Galicia’s historic pilgrim’s route. There is a strong American theme with…