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March 23, 2018


Fighting the war on garden plastics -

Friday, March 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban proud to support CityTree -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh and the Duchess of Bedford open Woburn Abbey exhibition -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Hi-Tech Turf introduce two new products to 2018 range -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Green-tech signs up for a further three years as BALI Awards headline sponsor -

Friday, March 23, 2018

New RHS plant list to help deter garden deer -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring preview event at Provender Nurseries 2018 summary -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Langdale Landscapes wins Association of Professional Landscapers Awards -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hardy’s Cottage Plants – going for gold on pearl anniversary -

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ground Control’s consistent growth included in Inc. 5000 Europe 2018 list -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Art prodigy teams up with Hillier at this years Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Horticultural Action Plan launched in Scotland -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Check trees for storm damage, says expert -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jacksons Fencing introduces its nationwide Approved Installer programme -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Society of Garden Designers pays tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Finalists for 10th annual RHS Young Designer Competition announced -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Arid cities must rethink planning and design to remain viable -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Remembering John Brookes -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Arbor Deck

APL members set to take RHS Chelsea Flower Show by storm


The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) has its biggest ever presence at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place next week from 23-27 May.

Twelve APL members are involved in over half of the 28 main featured show gardens with many of them working on multiple gardens. In addition to this, there are also APL members building trade stands for some of the premier companies exhibiting at the show. The excellence of APL members and size of this ever-growing landscape community has never before been so apparent.

APL Apprentices took up the challenge of Chelsea by assisting in the build of some of the BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens; namely the Jo Whiley Scent Garden and the Chris Evans Taste Garden. Radio 2 is taking part in the show as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations and the gardens are designed to show how plants can enrich and indulge the senses. Graeme Cheel from Newcastle-based Plants and Paving sent six of his APL Apprentices down to London to assist in the build of these two RHS sponsored gardens, mentored by Jody Lidgard and his Bespoke Outdoor Spaces team, which includes World Skills Champions Matt Beesley and Will Burberry. A positive initiative that displays a huge trust and investment by APL members in the young people that are entering the industry, and demonstrates the great career opportunities available in the landscaping industry.

Bowood Landscapes havshelped to build the industry showcase exhibit ’40 Sunbury Road’ in the Great Marquee. The garden, which includes contributions from growers and suppliers from across the industry, is run in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. The objective of the project is to create a typical modest suburban back garden that consumers can relate to, whilst at the same time inspire and provide some new and interesting ideas that could easily be copied. The garden includes HTA member grown bedding and container plants, with trees, shrubs and other structural elements supplied by HTA and APL members.


Good luck goes to:

Conquest Hard Landscaping

Habitat Landscapes

Living Landscapes

The Team Landscapers

Frogheath Landscapes

Arun Landscapes

Bespoke Outdoor Spaces


Walkers Nurseries

Morgan & Oates

Landscape Associates

Zion Landscapes

Gadd Brothers

Creative Landscapes

Beesleys Landscapes

London Decking Company

Langdale Landscapes

Darren Hawkes Landscape and Design


RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place from 23-27 May 2017.

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