October 16, 2017

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Year of change brings strong results for Broadway Malyan -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK -

Monday, October 16, 2017

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Support the launch of the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People -

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lina’s ‘Break Free’ wins prison garden poll -

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Diarmuid Gavin unveils plans for the largest container garden in the world -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Green Flag Award reveals the public’s favourite parks -

Friday, October 13, 2017

National infrastructure commsion reveals gallery of final design concepts for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Proposals to improve council’s Streets and Open Spaces service -

Friday, October 13, 2017

idverde helps transform Shepton Mallet into ‘the Snowdrop Town’ -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Willmott Dixon lands £66m Midlands universities treble -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden created by landscape architecture students -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Inclusive outdoor learning and play area from Sutcliffe Play -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blowing petrol power out of the garden -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

API says we must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cameron Gardens is appointed by The Four Seasons Hampshire -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

STIHL expands battery capability -

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

From TV presenter to garden designer – Cotswold Kate scoops gardening prize

She’s been an actress, TV presenter, model and Mrs Heartbeat, but now Cotswold celebrity Kate Durr is adding another string to her bow – as a garden designer.

Despite being just seven weeks into a year-long diploma course at the Cotswold Gardening School to train to become a professional garden designer, Kate has won a chance to build a garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in early May.

The former presenter of Guinness World Records alongside Ian Wright has been busy raising children recently, but took up garden designing earlier this year.

She has been named the winner of the national RHS Festival Garden competition, which is run to inspire and encourage up-and-coming landscape gardeners.

She wins a £3,000 bursary and expert support to turn her entry into reality for the big show in May.

“Raised in the countryside I’ve always loved plants and gardening,” she said. “Creating gardens for our homes over the years in London, Los Angeles and now Wiltshire, inspired me to turn my passion into a career. My tutor, designer Caroline Tatham, suggested I submit a design for the competition and to my delight, it was selected.

“The RHS have been most encouraging and very helpful. I am fortunate they have created the Festival Garden category at Malvern for newbies just like me,” she added.

Her garden is entitled ‘Constraining Nature’, and is supporting cancer charity Ucare, and sponsored by Whatley Manor hotel.

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