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June 19, 2018

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

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Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ecoscape

Green space generates £34bn in health benefits says FIT

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Latest research from the charity group Fields in Trust (FIT) has revealed how parks and green spaces across the UK provide over £34bn in health and wellbeing benefits. The report calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £30 per year. The actual benefits come in the form of people enjoying greater life satisfaction including both improved physical and mental health.

Helen Griffiths, CEO of Field in Trust said “Parks and green spaces saved the NHS at least £111m per year through prevented GP visits – enough to pay for more than 3,500 nurses”.

She continued: “This report clearly demonstrates the economic and wellbeing benefits that parks and green spaces bring to people across the UK. At a time when parks and green spaces are under threat this is valuable evidence that the loss of green space is hugely damaging to people’s welfare.”

BALI’s chief executive Wayne Grills is an active board member for The Parks Alliance (TPA), a not-for-profit company set up to act as one voice for UK parks, representing the people and organisations that create, maintain, invest in and use the public green spaces that we are proud to have at the heart of British life. The group lobbies at local, regional, UK and EU levels to ensure that parks are properly funded, their roles recognised and developed, and that the benefits that they provide are clearly understood and recognised.

This latest report by FIT will aid the work of The Parks Alliance members who have continued to lobby at government level on the importance of public green spaces on health and wellbeing.

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