June 25, 2017

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New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jo Thompson mentors first RHS Malvern international spa garden

Jo Thompson Garden Design

Leading UK garden designer, Jo Thompson will mentor the very first International Spa Garden designers to showcase at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017. Sharing her expert knowledge and experience, Jo will support winning design duo Denis Kalashnikov and Ekaterina Bolotova with the build of their Molecular Garden.

This mentor scheme was introduced as part of an international exchange programme between Moscow Flower Show and RHS Malvern Spring Festival.  The new initiative will see one international design entry built as part of the Spa Garden category at RHS Malvern and one UK design brought to life at Moscow Flower Show at the end of June. 

The winning duo fought off stiff competition from over 20 other designers to win mentoring from Jo and also the chance to experience a build at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Jo Thompson said: “Supporting new talent is incredibly important which is why I jumped at the chance to mentor these exciting new designers at the start of their journey.  I was part of the selection process and I was blown away by the standard of entries from all over the world.  Their design stood out and I’m thoroughly looking forward to helping them realise their dream.” 

RHS Malvern Spring Festival’s Spa Gardens is a new category that offers emerging design talent a supportive platform to showcase to a national audience.  Jo will be helping the designers with advice on all aspects of their build including any design alterations and planting advice.

Russian designers, Denis & Ekaterina said: “We are very lucky to be working with someone of Jo’s calibre. Her experience of building world-class show gardens is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we feel very privileged to have her guidance at the start of this exciting but daunting challenge. We cannot wait to be representing Moscow on Malvern soil.”

The Molecular Garden draws inspiration from individual components drawing together to create a unified entity.  Each element can be appreciated on its own, but when viewed in conjunction with others, a different impression is achieved.  The garden is imagined as a secluded peaceful area for guests relaxing after Spa treatments in a Russian resort. 

Celebrated garden designer, Jo Thompson is a Member of The RHS Gardens Committee, an RHS judge, a gardens advisor to RHS Rosemoor, a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, alongside lecturing nationally and internationally and tutoring at the renowned London College of Design. 

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