October 16, 2017


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

Green-fingered organisation create garden for Southport Flower Show

A green-fingered Wigan organisation has created an innovative garden to be exhibited at the popular Southport Flower Show.

Designed by Groundwork in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Homes, the garden is part of the planned environmental works at Alexander House.

It is being built by apprentices from the organisation’s build team and is based on a huge 15 piece slider puzzle toy.

This not only means that its appearance can be changed, but that the garden can also be used in different ways, by different users.

Groundwork’s landscape architect and designer Ste Allan said: “We wanted to create a garden that was innovative not just in terms of its design, but also in terms of the overall concept of how it is built and used afterwards.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the reaction it receives at the show.”

Each differently themed square contains varieties of plants, herbs, fruits and structures specifically chosen to maximise its impact at the August show.

The design will blend each square together to be viewed as one.

The garden also includes a solar powered water feature for visual and audible enjoyment and furniture created from recycled materials.

The furniture will be provided by Groundwork’s Project UP, which creates unique upcycled furniture from waste materials, as well as jobs and training opportunities for young people.

Matt Roberts, director of asset management and development for Wigan and Leigh Homes, said: “This was a great way to get involved with an innovative project that provides added value though training and employment opportunities, supports our environmental objectives and ultimately will be enjoyed by our tenants.”

At a time of austerity, the aim of project is not just to produce a fantastic garden, but to also provide value for money.

The design allows for the individual squares, formed together as a show garden, to be separated. After the show they will be reinstated by Groundwork at Alexandra House in Wigan. The show takes places between August 20 until August 23.

For more information visit www.southportflowershow.co.uk.

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