August 21, 2017

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Palmstead Nurseries workshop to focus on urban architecture -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kew Scientists sequence a whole genome on a Welsh mountainside to identify a plant species within hours -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Instarmac achieves prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal Award -

Monday, August 21, 2017

NatraTex hard landscaping new animated video -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sky Heroes return to Kenley Airfield -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The ‘On the Tools Awards’ shortlist is now live and voting is open to the public -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017 announced

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This year’s final for Young Horticulturist of the Year competition was held on 6 May at University Centre Shrewsbury where the final eight competitors fought for the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world with a £2,500 bursary. The bursary is provided in honour of Percy Thrower, Britain’s first celebrity gardener, known for his work with the BBC on Gardeners world and Blue Peter. This year’s competition received over 2,500 entries from young horticulturists under the age of 30 from all over the UK and Ireland. The day began with a series of plant identification rounds which proved to have an…

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2017 APL Award winners announced

Creative Landscape Co is the APL Awards 2017 Supreme Winner. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 17 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Creative Landscape Co took the Supreme Winner award for its project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon. This entry is also the winner of Overall Design and Build category. Creative Landscape Co created an outdoor living space to meet the needs of family life and a dog with traditional cottage style planting in keeping with the…

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Aralia wins ‘Best Landscape Design Specialists UK’

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Aralia has announced that it has been awarded best ‘Landscape Design Specialists UK’ by the new Interior Design Awards 2017. The 2017 Interior Design Awards have been newly introduced to honour those companies and individuals who have taken every challenge head on, putting their heart and soul into their work and creating a solid client base. Aralia are thrilled to have been selected for this prestigious new award. www.aralia.org.uk

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David Keegan Garden Design scoops Northern Design Award

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The Northern Design Awards is a prestigious yearly event sponsored by RIBA and the Landscape Institute that brings together architects, designers, property developers and retailers in a celebration of northern design and style. Open to landscape architects, landscape design practitioners and garden designers based in the North. Judges were seeking captivating entries of exceptional spaces created on any budget. David Keegan Garden Design has scooped this year’s 2016 award for “Best Residential Landscape Design” David won the award for his project, “The Eco Garden.” He described his project as the perfect balance between low maintenance, whilst also creating a perfect…

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APL Awards 2017 – The finalists

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The shortlist is in for the APL Awards 2017. The standard of entries exceeded expectations and yet again there were a record breaking number of submissions for the judges to deliberate over. On the judging panel were industry experts: Richard Barnard as chief judge, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams, and the APL’s National Business Manager, Phil Tremayne. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 17 March 2017 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Shortlisted are: Project Value under £20,000 Ayegardening Ltd   Conquest…

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Essex horticulture apprentice crowned greenkeeping champion

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Writtle University College’s Horticulture Apprentice Jimmy Heritage has been awarded the Toro Student Greenkeeper Award at a prestigious ceremony held at the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) headquarters in York. Jimmy, 24, is currently studying a Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Greenkeeping at Writtle whilst putting his knowledge and skills into practice at Maylands Golf Club in Romford. He impressed the judging panel, consisting of representatives from BIGGA, Toro and Reesink Turfcare, due to his knowledge, skills, passion and drive for the greenkeeping industry. Jimmy said: “I was not expecting to win. When you come to the finals…

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SureSet to hold its inaugural Elite Approved Installer Award Ceremony

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On Monday 17 October SureSet resin bound paving is holding its inaugural Elite Approved Installer Award Ceremony at the National Self Build and Renovating Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon. SureSet’s network of Approved Installers supports its highly skilled Installation Team with both residential and commercial resin bound paving projects across the UK. Based on a set criteria – most importantly, customer feedback – SureSet has been recognising one company as its Elite Approved Installer of the Year for several years. Due to growth in the Company and its network of Approved Installers, SureSet has taken the Award to the next level with…

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Leicestershire Garden Design wins Niche Business Award

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On Friday 9th September, a team from Leicestershire Garden Design attended the Niche 2016 Business Awards and were overjoyed to be announced winners of the award for Trade and Construction. The Niche Business Awards were created to highlight and reward excellence across the Leicestershire region; recognising local companies who truly go the extra mile. Leicestershire Garden Design was chosen for this accolade because of their innovative business plans, exceptional customer feedback and for the craftsmanship and professionalism they bring to every garden design. Hosted by Niche Magazine, a Leicestershire publication that showcases the best of what the beautiful county has…

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Honorary doctorate for Alan Power

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Alan Power, garden and estate manager for the National Trust’s Stourhead Garden in Wiltshire, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Writtle University College for services to the horticultural sector. Power graduated from the college in 1993 and has since become a regular contributor to the BBC’s British Gardens in Time series and Gardeners’ World, as well as Radio Four’s PM programme. The award was presented at the annual graduation ceremony on 9 September at Chelmsford Cathedral. Students receiving special awards included Kieran Linale for best landscape planting design or thesis (undergraduate); Sinyae Hwang for best landscape planting design…

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Two Stafford Borough parks have been awarded Britain in Bloom awards

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Two Stafford Borough parks have scooped prestigious Britain in Bloom awards. Stafford’s Victoria Park and Stonefield Park in Stone have been awarded Certificates of Achievement in the Parks in Bloom category of the competition. Stonefield Park has been awarded Silver-Gilt. This is given to an entrant that has met the judging criteria and objectives with a very high standard throughout and has in one or more areas been exceptionally thorough. The recipient is considered to be a potential Gold award winner in the future. Victoria Park has been awarded Silver. This award is for an above average entry, and has…

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