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June 19, 2018

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British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

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

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

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 -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Natural Paving Products announces landscape award winners

Natural Paving Products

Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has revealed the winners of its 2015 Approved Landscaping Professionals Awards following a record number of entries. The competition was open to entrants from across the company’s Approved Landscaping Professional’s (ALP) scheme and consisted of three categories: Best Patio, Best Driveway and Best Overall Design. The winner of each category received £500, whilst runners up and highly commended entrants were awarded £250 and £100 respectively. First prize in the Best Patio category was awarded to Greenbelt Landscapes with its modern installation using Natural Paving Products’ black slate flagstones. Decol Construction came a close second and…

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Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016 competition is launched!

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has launched the 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY). Now is the time for young horticulturists who will be under the age of 30 by July 31 2016 to enter the YHoY heats taking place around the UK and Ireland. The heats are open to students of horticulture and young horticultural professionals working in the industry. The winner of the competition will receive a £2,500 travel bursary from The Percy Thrower Trust, generously provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society, to undertake a trip, anywhere in the world, to study a subject related…

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Irish Landscape Institute announced 2015 award winners

The Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) has announced the winners of the ILI Awards 2015 at a ceremony on October 15. The awards took place at Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin and it gives recognition to exemplary landscape projects and celebrates the contribution of landscape architects to the public good. The Wild Atlantic Way from the Paul Hogarth Company received the President’s Awards and triumphed in the Design – Public Realm category for Donegall Quay, Belfast. The ILI People’s Choice Award is a new category for 2015 and went to Austen Associates for Woodenbridge WWI Memorial, Co Wicklow. Dr Karen Foley, head…

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Writtle College postgraduate shortlisted in Landscape Institute awards

A Writtle College Landscape Architecture postgraduate has been shortlisted in this year’s Landscape Institute awards. Yuhei Nakajima, 29, from Japan, has been shortlisted in the student dissertation category for his sustainable ski resort deisgn. His dissertation is called Winter Participatory Landscape: Designing Bulgarian Ski Resort in Time of Climate Change and now works for AECOM as a graduate landscape architect. He said: “Just being shortlisted for this award is a great honour as the Landscape Institute is the foremost professional body for the industry. “This dissertation is not only an academic achievement but also led me to the company I…

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APL Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

APL

The APL awards 2016 final judging day has now taken place and we are excited to announce the shortlisted entries in each category. The judging panel consisted of industry experts Chris Young, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith and Robin Templar-Williams, and was chaired on the day by the APL’s Phil Tremayne. The standard of the entered projects was at an incredibly high level. Project Value under £20,000 Garden Box Landscape & Design Lloyd’s Gardens of London Ltd MJM Landscape R G Landscape & Construction Ltd Silva’s Gardens Walmsley Shaw   Project Value £20,000 – £35,000 Arun Landscapes Conquest Hard Landscaping Planet…

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Northern Design Awards shortlist

Sunderland’s new public square, Stockton’s high street and Littlehaven’s promenade and sea wall will be engaging in a battle of the public realms at Friday’s Northern Design Awards. All three schemes have been shortlisted in both the Public Space and the Commercial Landscaping Design categories. As reported in August, Keel Square (
Sunderland City Council) was officially opened this summer connecting the city centre with a proposed new cultural quarter, and celebrating Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage through public artworks.by Stephen Broadbent At Littlehaven, OOBE has created a sheltered promenade for South Tyneside Council, with artworks and furniture making reference to sea shanties and…

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Shoot named Diamond Winner of MassChallenge 2015

At the MassChallenge 2015 UK Awards Ceremony & Fundraiser on 22 October, Shoot was named a 2015 Diamond winner by MassChallenge, the no-equity startup accelerator and scooped a cheque for £50,000. Shootgardening.co.uk is the unique and multi-award-winning website that help gardeners new and old manage their gardens more effectively. Shoot’s online plant, monthly care calendar, online forums and active membership together with Shoot’s ambitious programme for growth impressed the judges and the audience of 700 business people who listened to the presentation by Shoot founder, Nicola Gammon. “2015 has been an incredible year for Shoot. Winning MassChallenge is a tremendous validation of…

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Ground Control awarded Met Office Gold

Ground Control are delighted to announce they have been awarded the Met Office Gold Quality Mark for a second year running. Last year, Ground Control became the first company to be awarded the new Met Office Winter Gritting Quality Mark, recognising their outstanding service delivery year on year. With innovation being at the forefront of all they do at Ground Control, they are delighted to lead the way in delivering an outstanding Winter Maintenance service for their clients. Ground Control’s winter maintenance operations manager, Andy Simpson, was proud to be awarded for the second year running: “I believe the Met…

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Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park voted as the nation’s favourite for the second year in a row

In a public vote, Victoria Park, in East London’s Tower Hamlets, has beaten off stiff competition from more than 1,500 other Green Flag Award parks to be crowned the People’s Choice 2015. In second place was Margam Park in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, and in third place was Maidstone’s Mote Park. Green Flag Award-winning parks from Scotland and Northern Ireland were also represented, with Strathaven Park and Slieve Gullion Forest Park, respectively, in the top 20. For the first time, a university site is one of the public’s favourite green spaces, with Reading University’s Whiteknights site coming seventh in…

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Falmouth scoops three awards at RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2015

Falmouth has triumphed at this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom Awards. Representatives from the town walked away with a trio of awards from the ceremony on Friday.  Falmouth won gold in the town category as well as the RHS Britain in Bloom Tourism Award. Jacqui Owen, visitor and education officer at Tempus Leisure, which maintains Gyllyngdune Gardens, received the RHS Britain in Bloom Community Champion Award.  Simon Penna, grounds and facilities manager at Falmouth Town Council, said: “All of the partners, community groups and residents, who have immense pride in our beautiful town, work very hard to preserve and enhance the…

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