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December 14, 2017


Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

First time designer wins Silver at RHS Hampton Court

Immerse Garden

The Immerse garden, designed by first-time show garden designer Cherry Carmen and built and sponsored by Living Landscapes, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the world’s largest annual flower show. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show opened its doors to the public yesterday, Tuesday 5 July 2016, and all those involved in the garden have enjoyed speaking to visitors about the concept, the planting and impressive water feature and the garden’s links to the UK’s only charity dedicated to looking after horticulturists in times of need. The garden team also enjoyed meeting Perennial’s Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra, KG, GCVO.

Speaking about her first time at the show, Cherry Carmen said: “The last two weeks have been unbelievably grueling but equally an incredibly rewarding opportunity for me. It has been a pleasure to work with Tecwyn and his team, all of whom have been generous beyond belief with their knowledge and experience. I am thrilled with the final result and although I have built numerous gardens for clients, this one feels very special. It is slightly surreal to see a design we drew up just a matter of weeks ago finished and being enjoyed by visitors to this most wonderful of flower shows.”

Immerse Garden Image

Images by Jonathan Ward, Ginger Horticulture

Cherry’s design flows with positive energy, capturing a sense of being protected and nurtured, as well as revitalised and inspired. It incorporates an innovative recessed seating area below ground level, with cascading water walls on three sides forming an intimate space for reflection. The hard landscaping supplied by CED Stone Ltd gives this water garden its strong, modern lines, while the unstructured, textured planting adds a comforting softness. Planting on the upper level is grassy, with lots of movement. Plane trees, trained to form a parasol, are under-planted with woodland shade-loving wildflowers. Moving down the steps, there is an abundance of lush, wide-leafed plants.

Immerse reflects the work of Perennial, the only UK charity that looks after gardeners and everyone who cares for our green spaces when times get tough.

Speaking about the garden and its reception at the show, Perennial development manager Laura Garnett says: “We have been completely blown away by the dedication and determination of this very strong and dynamic woman. Her design is bold and perfectly reflects her approach to this build and the opportunity that was offered her a matter of weeks ago. Visitors to the show are going to be wowed by this garden, which we feel perfectly represents the way in which Perennial seeks to help, nature and protect its clients throughout the horticulture industry.”

Of Perennial, Cherry says: “I’ve just completed a second round of chemotherapy for kidney cancer, so I understand the value of the support Perennial can provide. Anyone emerging from illness will understand the need to get back to ‘real life’ and I’m delighted to help highlight the value of Perennial’s work in the way I know best – by painting a story with plants”.

For more information and images of Immerse, visit our garden microsite here.

For more information about the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, including opening times and ticket information, please visit the RHS website here. You can vote for your favourite garden in the RHS People’s Choice Award online here.

The creation of Immerse has only been made possible thanks to the support and generosity of many partners, suppliers and volunteers including CED Stone Ltd, Samuel North, CouCou Design, Griffin Nurseries, Landscape Plus, North Hill Nurseries, Oase, KC Fibreglass, Anglo Aquatics and Verdon Grey.

For further information about Perennial and its range of free and confidential services for all horticulturists in times of need, visit

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