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June 25, 2018

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MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME helps create urban oasis in London Bridge -

Monday, June 25, 2018

Clean Air Day: Calling on plants -

Monday, June 25, 2018

Beauty of the Galicia coast to feature at RHS Hampton Court -

Monday, June 25, 2018

GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Success for HTA and APL members at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Gardens

HTA and APL members have had great success at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year receiving both garden and floral medals. The winners are as follows: Show Gardens GOLD – Squire’s 80th Anniversary Garden – Built by Landform Consultants – Designed by Catherine MacDonald – Sponsored by Squire’s Garden Centres GOLD – The World Vision Garden – Built by Garden Builders – Designed by John Warland – Sponsored by World Vision SILVER-GILT – All the World’s a Stage – Built by Living Landscapes – Designed by Lunaria Landscapes SILVER-GILT – PMS Outside Inside for NAPS – Built by…

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First time designer wins Silver at RHS Hampton Court

Immerse Garden

The Immerse garden, designed by first-time show garden designer Cherry Carmen and built and sponsored by Living Landscapes, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the world’s largest annual flower show. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show opened its doors to the public yesterday, Tuesday 5 July 2016, and all those involved in the garden have enjoyed speaking to visitors about the concept, the planting and impressive water feature and the garden’s links to the UK’s only charity dedicated to looking after horticulturists in times of need. The garden team also enjoyed meeting Perennial’s Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra, KG, GCVO….

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AGS awarded gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

AGS

The Alpine Garden Society won gold at last month’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with its exhibit titled ‘Out of the Woods’. The garden was designed by Christopher Grey-Wilson to show the great range and versatility of alpine plants, the ease of growing them and their adaptability in gardens of all sizes. Sponsored and constructed by Freshscapes and Tailor Made Gardens, the exhibit featured a bog garden, a Stumpery a water feature and a scree rock garden, taking visitors from the wild to the modern garden terrace and everything in between. www.alpinegardensociety.net

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Search begins for the next 30 under 30: The Next Generation

Following a successful launch last year, Pro Landscaper has begun the search for this year’s 30 under 30: The Next Generation. To mark the launch, we caught up with Eljays44’s managing director Jim Wilkinson and director Jamie Wilkinson to find out why it was set up, what they look for in an applicant, and how you can apply. How and why was it set up? Jim: It came out of a debate at our FutuScape event. Everyone in the audience was saying that if you look around everyone was 40 or older – where’s the next generation? How can we…

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Lanwarne takes gold award and best border

landwarne

Lanwarne Landscapes has been presented with a best border in show and gold award at the recent 2016 BBC Gardeners World Show Live in Birmingham. With the shows’ theme being literature, Lanwarne Landscapes designer Martin Lines took inspiration from the Robert Frost poem “Fire and Ice” with a focus on humanitarian crises all over the world. The company also wanted to support the British Red Cross in its role as the largest humanitarian organisation in the world.  Martin’s design used colour, texture and form to represent the human experience of passion and hatred, drawing together the conflicting elements highlighted in the poets’…

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Indoor Garden Design celebrates after efig awards

Indoor Garden Design

Indoor Garden Design scoops top awards at the 12th Annual EFIG Awards, including winner of the prestigious Judges’ Commendation for Best Overall Entry for an unprecedented third year in a row, plus all four Gold Leaf Awards in the Special Events Category. Ian Drummond, creative director at Indoor Garden Design, said: “Our business and reputation are built on quality, creativity and first class customer service, and we are delighted that our work has again been recognised and awarded by the efig judges.” One of the judges, Nicola Bristow, a former RHS horticultural advisor, commented: “The entries for this year’s awards are…

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Green-tech is officially the Best Rural Business

Green-tech

Leading landscaping supplier Green-tech has taken home the Best Rural Business award from the 2016 regional Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards. The Green-tech team attended the black tie event in Harrogate where they were shortlisted for three awards and won the prestigious Best Rural Business award. In this category the judging panel felt that Green-tech stood out as the business that contributes the most to the rural economy and community, has successfully steered its way through the recession and could demonstrate an effective marketing and a strong future. Chairman, Richard Kay said: “This is absolutely fantastic news.  This award is so meaningful…

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Don’t miss out on ‘early bird’ entry fees for the SGD Awards

Take advantage of the discounted ‘early bird’ rates for the SGD Awards 2016 by registering your intention to enter along with payment of your entry fee by Friday 22 April 2016 for the Main Awards. Actual entries for the Main Awards do not have to be submitted until 21 June 2016 and later dates apply for Student and Designing for Community Space Awards Simply download and complete the Main Entry Booking Form from the SGD Awards website and ensure it reaches the SGD Office with your payment by 5pm on Friday 22 April 2016. With entry fees from £60 and…

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The Landscape Institute Awards 2016 now open

The Landscape Institute Awards 2016 is now open for registration with 15 categories this year. Awards range from best design for a small scale development; recognising work in research and policy; to urban design and masterplanning which reflects the enormous variety of work undertaken by landscape professionals and students. The 15 categories include one of our newest awards, Client of the Year, won by the Land Trust in 2015. Client of the Year gives the profession the opportunity to formally recognise clients who understand and value the contribution of landscape architects to their projects and support them to fulfil their…

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The Walled Gardens of Cannington awarded South West in Bloom Parks Award

Cannington

Students, volunteers and staff at The Walled Gardens of Cannington were recently awarded a five star award for the South West in Bloom Parks Award. The judge visited in August 2015 and the team learnt of the result at a presentation at the University of Exeter in February. The judge visited the Gardens, the Community Orchard and saw the border designed by volunteers which runs along the Gardens’ wall, opposite the war memorial in Cannington. Meg Winfield, a volunteer at The Walled Gardens of Cannington said: “The Gardens are a wonderful resource for locals and visitors to the area. It…

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