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April 22, 2018


The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Harrowden Turf

idverde sponsors Colchester’s popular tree giveaway scheme for a second year

idverde’s Colchester team was delighted to join its client, Colchester Borough Council, to deliver the annual Trees for Years event on Saturday 3rd February.

Now in its twelfth year, this much-loved scheme provides over 2,000 free trees and fruit bushes to local residents, community groups, schools and town or parish councils.

This year’s event saw 2,018 trees available for free, and over 700 local residents braved the cold on the day of the giveaway, many arriving in advance of the advertised opening time of 10am to bag up to three trees for individuals, or 15 per school, community group, or parish council.

Trees up for grabs this year included Acer Campestre (Field Maple), Betula pendula (Silver Birch), Cornus (Dogwood), and Corylus Avellane (Hazel), along with fruit bushes such as blackcurrant, raspberry, and gooseberry.

This is the second consecutive year that idverde, which maintains the Borough’s parks and green spaces, has sponsored the event. Members of idverde’s Colchester team were on hand on the day to help distribute the trees and provide advice to local residents on which trees would be suitable for their gardens.

Cllr Tina Bourne, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, said: “It was wonderful to see so many residents take the opportunity to brighten up their gardens, allotments and communities with a free tree or fruit bush.

“The event is always hugely popular, showing that Colchester residents share our commitment to creating an attractive and even greener place to live.

“This great scheme has been running for 12 years, so well over 24,000 trees and fruit bushes have now been planted throughout the Borough.

“I’d like to thank idverde Colchester for sponsoring this year’s event and for their generous donation of such a wonderful variety of trees and shrubs.”

Rob Wilson, idverde’s Operations Manager helped support the event on the day, and said: “It was a pleasure to be able to support Colchester’s Trees for Years giveaway once again. The day was a great success, with over 700 people turning out on a very cold Saturday morning to collect the free trees to plant up in their gardens, and by 12 noon all the trees had been claimed and the clearing down process begun. We hope the trees will flourish in their new homes and provide many years of pleasure to Colchester’s residents and community groups in the years to come.”

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