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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

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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