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June 24, 2018

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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

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Best ever year as open gardens raise £8,600 for Cornwall Wildlife Trust

A “massive” £8,608 has been raised through the open garden’s scheme run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, making it the “best year ever” for the scheme.  The money, nearly double last year’s total, will be used by the trust to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. This year the garden events attracted over 1,500 visitors from all over the county and beyond, with gardens in Truro, Falmouth, Wadebridge, Hayle, Lanreath, Delabole, Bude, Crantock, and St Austell opening their gates to guests. The trust says that one of the highlights was the opening of Pedn Billy Garden at Helford Passage, the first…

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UK company develops new approach to landform analysis

A company that provides terrain modelling to the landscape design and planning professions is pioneering what it claims is a new approach to landform and visibility analysis. Convincing a new client to involve a landscape architect at the beginning of a project can be very difficult, says Gordon Citrine, director of Citrine UK, ‘but we’ve developed a useful tool to help them get an early foot in the door’. Landscape Visual Capacity Analysis is pertinent to planning and primarily marketed to developers, he explains, ‘but it is also relevant to landscape professionals since it offers a good way for them to…

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Managing change in Scotland’s landscapes

Scotland’s diverse and distinctive landscapes and seascapes are not only of unique international importance but are imbued in the spirit of all of us who belong to Scotland. They lie at the heart of our national identity and culture. They are fundamental resources which serve a wide variety of purposes. We hugely appreciate the interplay between the natural and given and that which has been fashioned through the ages by farming and forestry and where so often we find harmony where the hand of man joins imperceptibly with the hand of nature. Such is our legacy. It is our collective…

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Scottish Landscape Futures event to tackle tree health

This conference provides a timely opportunity to explore and discuss the possible ways forward in dealing with this significant issue for our landscape in the future and consider the potential scale of change and management implications. Native and exotic tree species in Scotland, as elsewhere in the UK and abroad are currently experiencing challenges to their health and longevity. Trees and woodlands provide key features and character in rural and urban landscapes in addition to providing important biodiversity and timber resources. This half day conference will focus on the current tree health situation in Scotland and elsewhere, and the issues…

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Waterfront park scoops Industry Award

A South Tyneside riverside attraction has scooped a prestigious national award. Harton Quays Park on South Shields riverside has been recognised for its magnificent soft landscaping. The stunning waterfront attraction was the only scheme in the region to win a British Association of Landscape Industries award. Councillor John Anglin, Lead Member for Regeneration and Economy, said: “We’re thrilled that Harton Quays Park has received yet another accolade. “This is just one of our exciting regeneration projects which are breathing new life into the Borough. We are developing spaces that we can be proud of and creating a legacy for future…

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Etesia UK Announce Pellenc ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ Promotion

Etesia UK has announced a special offer which will enable anyone to trade in their old petrol machine which can be used as a cash discount on a brand new Pellenc battery-powered model. This special offer will allow you to swap your old petrol chainsaw, hedge trimmer or brush cutter for a brand new Helion hedgecutter (£150 discount), Airion leaf blower (£150 discount) or an Excelion 2000 brushcutter (£175 discount). With no more starting problems, no more filling of a petrol tank; your old machinery will belong in the past with these new light, odourless and noise-free machines. Then there…

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Kinley Systems Launches AluExcel at Galabau 2014

Making it’s name as a firm favourite amongst landscape architects, designers and developers, Kinley Systems launches its AluExcel range of aluminium landscape edging as a global brand at this year’s GaLaBau exhibition in Nurnberg, Germany. Galabau is the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe, showcasing the entire spectrum of products and services for the design, construction and maintenance of urban, green and open spaces.  Spanning from Wednesday the 17th September through to Saturday 20th September, Galabau attracts some 61,860 visitors comprising; landscape gardeners, landscape architects, city and local authorities and representatives from the housing sector, schools, greenkeepers, building contractors,…

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Earl of Pembroke opens Salisbury Hospital’s new garden

100 patients, staff and carers gathered at the Salisbury District Hospital on Saturday 13th September to see The Earl of Pembroke officially open the new Pembroke Unit Garden.  The garden, which cost £44,000 and was paid for by donations to the Stars Appeal’s ward funds, has been designed for patients who have had a stroke or need cancer treatment. The landscaped courtyard garden sits between the Farley Stroke Unit and Oncology Outpatient Clinic and has been built so that patients have a quiet area to relax. The garden features two circular patios and a smooth wheelchair- friendly pathway. It has…

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Decision day on £11m Northumberland National Park project

Battle lines have been drawn up over a proposed major development in what has been described as one of the most sensitive landscape sites in England. Northumberland National Park Authority plans an £11m visitor and landscape discovery centre, called The Sill, with cafe, offices, and retail at Once Brewed on the central section of Hadrian’s Wall. The scheme includes an 87-space car park and a 93-space overflow car park. It would replace the existing 1970s Once Brewed national park visitor centre, while a new 86-bed youth hostel would replace the existing YHA facilities on the site. The development would cover…

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Birmingham school pupils get active on new LazyLawn

Pupils at a Birmingham school can now get active whatever the weather after having a LazyLawn installed in their playground.  Youngsters at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Harborne will be running around in all weathers, after having a 700 square metre artificial lawn installed in their grounds by the UK’s biggest artificial grass brand. The new LazyLawn can be used all year round for playtime, PE lessons and after school sports clubs and will provide an additional outdoor area for the school’s growing number of pupils. John Blaney, a teacher at St Mary’s, comments: “Our school intake is growing…

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