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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

Plant Heritage awards respected Scientific Status to two National Collections

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  Leading plant conservation and membership charity Plant Heritage has awarded Scientific Status to two National Collections®: *Galanthus, held by Margaret and David MacLennan, Cumbria *Aucuba japonica cultivars, held by Linda Eggins, Worcestershire Attaining the award is a rare achievement – there are only 20 Scientific Status Collections from a total of 637 National Collections. Scientific Status is awarded to Collection Holders who are researching and developing their collection more actively, furthering the knowledge of a genus or plant group. Activities that help achieve Scientific Status include: evidence of published research a focus on sharing knowledge and plant material detailed…

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Green-tech wins two BALI Landscape Awards

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Leading landscape supplier Green-tech has been announced as a winner in two BALI Landscape awards category – ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Affiliate Exceptional Service’. Green-tech will find out who is the overall Principle Award Winner at the BALI National Landscape Awards in London on Friday 2nd December. At the end of 2015 Green-tech moved into a new business park in North Yorkshire. It houses their head office, huge warehouses and large-scale dispatch operation, as well as office buildings and facilities for five other local businesses. Their head count has risen consistently over the last three years and currently stands…

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Ground Control announced winners of five BALI Awards

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Ground Control, the UK’s leading external landscape solution provider, has this week been announced winners of 5 British Association of Landscape Industries Awards. Ground Control is among 58 BALI members who have been notified that they have won in this year’s awards. Ground Control’s 5 prestigious awards from the British Association of Landscape Industries represent great success in 2 different landscape projects, and also Employer Excellence, providing strong recognition of the company’s commitment to its people. Ground Control’s total BALI Awards now stands at 25 stretching back to 1985. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Awards and the ceremony…

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Croydon Cemetery obtains its sixth Green Flag Award

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Ground Control is proud to reveal that Croydon Cemetery has been awarded another Green Flag, marking it as one of the best green spaces in the country. Mitcham Road Cemetery has been open since 1897, and is now celebrating its sixth Green Flag Award; the highest possible accolade in the horticultural industry. The award, run by environmental charity ‘Keeping Britain Tidy’, recognises and rewards the greatest parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has outstanding facilities. Ground…

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idverde UK celebrate widespread success at BALI National Awards

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The company created from the merger of The Landscape Group and Quadron Services Ltd, idverde UK, is delighted to have been awarded eight National Awards at the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) 40th anniversary Awards. The BALI Awards are held annually to recognise BALI members who have demonstrated remarkably high standards of professionalism and skill in the execution of a wide variety of landscape schemes. idverde UK received awards across five different categories, bearing testament to the broad spectrum of high quality landscaping and maintenance services that clients can expect from idverde UK: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (Client: Southwark…

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Award-winning sculpture donated to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit

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Leading wealth manager, Brewin Dolphin has donated the spectacular Cocosphere sculpture that formed part of its award winning 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden to Horatio’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Spinal Injuries Unit in Glasgow. Horatio’s Garden is a charity that creates and carefully cares for beautiful accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres, to provide gorgeous sanctuaries for patients and their family and friends. Stephen Martin, Head of Brewin Dolphin’s Glasgow office and Rosy Hardy, designer of Brewin Dolphin’s 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden and winner of 21 gold medals will hand over the sculpture at…

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Time to vote for your favourite park in the UK!

This year a record-breaking 1,701 parks and green spaces were awarded the respected, international Green Flag Award. You can find your nearest winners at www.greenflagaward.org. Green Flag know just how much parks mean to people, so they have opened the People’s Choice award, giving the public a chance to vote for their favourite. Whether it’s a small, local park or a large community park or a public garden, as long as it’s a Green Flag Award winner you can vote for it. This year there is a difference, due to it being the 20th year of the Green Flag Award….

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Lead garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith wins competition

The Hepworth Wakefield, in West Yorkshire is delighted to announce details of the winning design for The Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden. World-renowned garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith has won the gallery’s competition to design a new public garden. Measuring approximately 6,000 square metres (two and a half football pitches), The Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden will be one of the UK’s largest free public gardens. Tom Stuart-Smith was among the four shortlisted international garden designers and visionary landscape architects competing for the opportunity. The shortlist included: Christopher Bradley Hole and Brita von Schoenaich (joint submission), Cleve West, and Peter Wirtz. Tom Stuart-Smith…

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Scotland’s land-based and aquaculture industries are searching for top learners

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Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for the land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries, has opened up nominations for its 2017 Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate the hard work and achievements of the countries most talented and successful Modern Apprentices, trainees, school pupils, as well as mentors and secondary schools. Available for the agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management, environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering industries, the awards are open for nominations until Friday 11th November. Finalists will be shortlisted in early in 2017,…

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BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication has started

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BALI National Landscape Awards adjudication started on Tuesday the 23rd of August at the Landscape House and lasted three days. The BALI National Landscape Awards were first introduced in 1976 and are held once a year to recognise BALI members who have demonstrated outstandingly high standards of professionalism and skill in the accomplishment of a wide variety of landscape schemes. The range of categories for the awards are very widely ranged, making sure that every part of the landscaping industry is recognised, from the individual designer and domestic contractor to the largest multi-location company working in the commercial arena. To…

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