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January 19, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

European project culminates in flood alleviation conference

Floodcom.eu conference will share best practice on flood alleviation. Chelmsford City Council is one of the partners behind the Floodcom.eu conference. Copyright: trevorbenbrook / 123RF Stock Photo Free to attend, the Floodcom.eu flood alleviation conference will take place on Wednesday 24 September in Antwerp, Belgium. Key speakers will cover topics related to climate change, the social impact of flooding, building responses and emergency services responses to flooding. This topical conference is the culmination of a three-year European project involving five partners from four European countries. It is co-funded by INTERREG IV 2 Mers Seas Zeeën programme, Essex County Council, Chelmsford…

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Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam strike Gold

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam have scooped a global prize at the Singapore Garden Festival – South East Asia’s version of Chelsea Wilson and McWilliam won a Gold medal and Best in Show for their eye-catching nine-metre tall Sacred Grove garden design. Amazingly, the garden, designed to be both spiritual and reflective, was built in the gardens by the bay in just three weeks! Andrew said: “There were top garden designers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America there, so to win was absolutely fantastic. I heard that 100,000 people had passed through the gates throughout the festival too,…

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Putting nature at the heart of sustainable cities

Leading architect behind Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, Andrew Grant, says that cities need to set aside space for forests, wetlands and wildlife to be sustainable and liveable. The billion-dollar Gardens by the Bay project is built on 101 hectares of land in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. Image: Craig Sheppard / Grant Associates British architect Andrew Grant believes that in order for people living in cities to have a holistic and well-adjusted quality of life, they must have meaningful physical and emotional encounters with nature. This belief is at the heart of the design philosophy adopted by Grant…

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Royal Parks improve Serpentine water quality with an artificial island.

As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, Salix Bioengineering have built a large artificial ‘island’ on the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park.   The 200 square metre linear structure, comprising six separate islands positioned closely together, is now floating in the southern lake. It is designed to clean the lake’s water naturally ‘by creating an area where good bacteria can thrive, while providing erosion control and important new nesting areas for water birds, and habitat and food for fish’. Head of ecology Julia Clark explains that improving lake and pond water quality is…

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Perfect Paving at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Perfect Paving for the new Azteca Hotel at Chessington World of Adventures Resort A new seamless SureSet pathway guides guests from the recently opened Azteca Hotel to the amazing AMAZU Treetop Adventure and new Temple Bar & Restaurant terrace. Another high profile installation for SureSet, the UK’s leading manufacturer and installer of high quality residential and commercial permeable resin bound paving. “This was a great project to work on, and a huge achievement for everyone involved. To develop the outside area of the new Hotel in such a short space of time with such fantastic results is amazing. For us…

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Midlands conference addresses green walls and sustainability

Staffordshire University to host green wall conference in early September. M&S has installed living walls at four of its Simply Food stores, including this one in Slough. Photograph: Scotscape The two-day conference Meeting the Challenge of a Sustainable Urban Future: the contribution of green walls will take place at Staffordshire University’s Green Wall Centre, part of its £30m Science Centre, in Stoke-on-Trent on 4-5 September. Staffordshire University researchers have been studying ‘the environmental and biodiversity values’ of green façades and different living wall systems in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Birmingham, London and the Greater London area. Green walls, they say, are an important component…

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Multidisciplinary theme for urban design conference

Landscape architects invited to attend urban design conference Former LI president Sue Illman will chair a morning workshop session. The Urban Design Group’s National Conference on Urban Design, which takes place at Nottingham Trent University on 18-20 September, will address ‘the latest in the design and development of cities, towns, streets and neighbourhoods both in the UK and internationally’. Urban Design For All: Towards a Life Less Ordinary promises to explore ‘the crucial importance of multi-disciplinary working in the built environment’ and how the various players – urban designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, developers, politicians and communities – can…

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Permcalc gives Brett Landscaping the edge in SuDS specification

The convenience and performance of PermCalc, Brett Landscaping’s design tool for permeable paving, has been instrumental in the specification of Brett Omega Flow as part of a sustainable drainage solution (SuDS) for a new build project in East Sussex. Carrington Place in Hailsham comprises nine two-bed residential properties, developed by The Park Lane Group with the support of consulting engineers JMLA Ltd. The site offered limited soakage; as a result, an effective method of sustainable drainage was essential to match greenfield run-off rates.  JMLA used PermCalc to devise a system to resolve this issue.  The solution combines permeable paving with…

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New garden created for Rosevale Care Home residents

A new garden has been created for the residents at Rosevale Lodge Care Home. Shirley Lamont, Alex Lamont and Jackie Lamont, who redesigned the garden at Rosevale care home, pictured with Mayvelyn Talug, care home manager. The family of Alex Lamont, who resides at the Moira Road establishment kindly took it upon themselves to renovate the garden over the last few months. Jackie Lamont and his wife Shirley were visiting Alex when the notion came on them. Jackie explained: “We became aware that many of the residents of the home are unable to leave it to enjoy the summer as…

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Spotlight on recruitment and retention of staff at APL

Landscapers are encouraged to book now for the Autumn APL Networking Seminar on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at Provender Nurseries, Kent to ensure they don’t miss out on the packed programme designed for landscapers to recruit and retain the best staff for their business. At the previous seminar the hot topic of recruitment was highlighted and this time around the programme aims to delve deeper. The APL is aware that the landscape industry can often face challenges when hiring staff. Therefore, this autumn all landscapers and designers are invited to an evening focused on the best ways to recruit the staff most suited to…

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