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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Five key garden design trends from the society of garden designer awards 2017

How will our gardens grow in 2018? What are the new trends in garden design right now?  Inspiration can be found in the award-winning gardens revealed at this year’s Society of Garden Designers Awards, where some of the best landscape and garden design projects were celebrated.

Planter Gardening – Bold, multi-layered steel planting systems were key features in two of the award-winning gardens at the Society of Garden Designer Awards this year. Designer Emily Erlam used blocks of angular steel planters, deep filled with plants, shrubs and trees to create a densely planted roof terrace, while Ian Kitson FSGD snaked sculptural Corten steel planters around wooden boardwalks in his design for an estuary garden, with single plant specimens in each.

Monochromatic green gardens – Lush, all-green gardens were evident in two of the award-winning gardens designed by Robert Myers MSGD and Matt Keightley MSGD this year. The designers have cleverly used contrasting foliage and textures to add year-round interest to their design and created gardens that are as visually pleasing as they are calming.
The mixture of monochromatic foliage creates a perfect backdrop to the bold spherical sculpture in Robert Myers’ Magical Garden at Hampton Court and is the ideal complement to the soft grey landscaping and reflective pool in Matt Keightley’s contemporary garden.

Specimen pot planting – Garden designer Jane Brockbank MSGD devised a smart new way to display favourite plants by bedding them in individual pots and elevating them centre-stage on a bespoke bench.  Set against a custom-made wooden fence, these eye-catching garden exhibits added instant impact to her contemporary garden design which was joint winner in the ‘small residential garden’ category in the Society of Garden Designers Awards.

Pine takes centre stage – Pine was the feature tree of choice in the winning gardens designed by Matt Keightley MSGD and Emily Erlam at the Society of Garden Designers Awards. Cloud-forming dwarf Mountain Pines (Pinus mugo) planted deep among Mediterranean-style planting were used by Emily Erlam in her design for a London roof garden, while Matt Keightley chose bonsai-form Scots pines (Pinus sylvestris) and the slow growing Pinus sylvestris wateri to add year-round interest to his modern gravel garden.

Deconstructed topiary – Horticulture met art in the winning gardens by Matt Keightley MSGD and Debbie Roberts MSGD of Acres Wild where the precise placement of sculptural box ball (Buxus sempervirens) and mound-form pines (Pinus sylvestris wateri) were used to punctuated the garden layout and draw your eye in.

Images of all the winning gardens in the SGD Awards 2017 can be seen at www.sgdawards.com

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