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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Gillespies renews public space in the heart of London

Gillespies

Landscape architects Gillespies, designers of the award-winning public realm and landscapes at the RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted NEO Bankside, have designed a new public square at the foot of the RSHP-designed Leadenhall Building in the City of London. Originally won through a design competition back in 2012, Gillespies were commissioned by client The Leadenhall Development Company Ltd, City of London and Aviva, to rejuvenate the existing key thoroughfare which sits at the historic junction of Leadenhall Street and St Mary’s Axe. The new square – which at 3,325m² is the third-largest open space in the City – provides a world-class setting…

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Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

RHS Hampton Court

From 2-8 July, The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) largest flower festival supported by Viking will return to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace with exciting new content for 2018 including iconic horticulture, a mass planting of Verbena bonariensis and an immersive feature taking visitors on an explorative journey through time. For the first time ever at the show, RHS Hampton will be celebrating iconic figures of the horticultural world, welcoming influential landscape designer, nurseryman and author Piet Oudolf. Internationally acclaimed for transforming urban spaces, the Dutch designer will be bringing his iconic naturalistic style to the show, creating a whimsical…

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RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors

To celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary on 1 April, garden designer and RHS Gold medallist Martyn Wilson, who is ex-RAF, has designed a memorial garden to feature at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018 in May. The RHS and Three Counties Agricultural Society – owners of the Malvern show ground – have agreed for the garden to remain as a permanent RAF memorial garden, but the garden needs sponsors for this to happen. Martyn needs to raise £10,000 in order to construct the garden, which includes the purchase of materials, plants and a bespoke sculpture. Benefits for sponsors include:…

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30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes

Chris and Paul Baker, directors of Holland Landscapes, at the APL Awards in 2017

Holland Landscapes, based near Colchester in Essex, is celebrating 30 years of creating amazing gardens. Originally founded by Chris Baker in 1988, Chris’s son Paul joined the company 10 years later. Directors Chris and Paul are still very much at the helm, and have developed Holland Landscapes into the thriving business it is today, designing and constructing high quality gardens throughout Suffolk and Essex. The business supports a team of seven full time employees, and regularly uses the services of local bricklayers, electricians and other specialists. Chris and Paul have also recently founded a second company, Tapestry Design Studios. Holland Landscapes has…

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Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018

HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), working on behalf of the UK garden industry, will this year be exhibiting within the Discovery Zone in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. ‘The Great Escape’ will be both educational and inspiring helping to demonstrate the benefits of plants, gardening and outdoor space. ‘The Great Escape’ will highlight some of the ways in which people of all ages enjoy their outdoor space – for relaxing, growing, playing, engaging with nature with supporting information about the benefits that this brings. It showcases the role of UK garden centres and initiatives such as…

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Wildflowers embraced by the University of York

Wildflower Turf

Leading wildflower expert Wildflower Turf has made the grade by providing the University of York with a biodiverse boost to newly-built campus facilities. Based in Hampshire but having recently expanded operations to include a new growing site in Yorkshire, Wildflower Turf worked closely with the University’s landscape partners to enhance the area around the recently completed Piazza Learning Centre. Situated within a picturesque lakeside setting, the Piazza Learning Centre is both sympathetic to the natural landscape whilst also being fully accessible to the University of York’s student population. The new building contains a range of high-quality learning spaces and facilities…

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Wetlands project opens up East London ‘open-air lung’

An £8.7m visitor centre to open up access to one of the East End’s ‘open-air lungs’ has been completed at a strategic 500-acre Thames Water site. The Walthamstow Wetlands project allows visitors to enjoy and learn about the Walthamstow Reservoirs’ distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London. Because the area includes water treatment stations and other operational sites it needed protection to separate public areas from CNI zones, for which Thames Water has ordered security fencing through Binns Fencing. Binns have installed ArmaWeave, HiSec and Axiom steel mesh from parent company Zaun around strategic Thames Water assets,…

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IPM launches new website

IPM

National landscaping and grounds maintenance company IPM has launched a new website which it is encouraging visitors to explore. The website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full product range IPM can offer. In an industry such as landscaping and grounds maintenance, staying up-to-date with current technology is not always at the top of the agenda, but as a company which has always been leading in its field and looks at ways in which it can deliver more value to its customers, IPM has gone through…

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Tony Benger Landscaping efficiency improves with mobile field service management solution

Tony Benger Landscaping

Devon-based Tony Benger Landscaping started to use Re-flow to manage its team of 50 last year, and it has already helped to improve the company’s efficiency. The software provides the award-winning firm with the means to manage its staff’s workflow digitally through a mobile app. Each operative working onsite can access their job details and complete project task lists and forms including vehicle inspections, daily record sheets (hours and materials etc), site briefings, toolbox talks and risk assessments, all through their mobile phone or tablet. Re-flow speeds up processes by creating a completely digital audit trail from management to staff and…

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Devon company wins hat-trick at national landscaping awards

Urban Earth

Urban Earth, based in Exmouth, has been awarded with a triple win at the national Bradstone Assured Awards 2018. The company won the overall title of Installer of the Year, in addition to winning the Best Patio Transformation using Traditional Products and the Best Patio Transformation using 2017 Products. The annual awards, which took place at The Radisson Blu in Manchester on Friday 19 January, acknowledge some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship. Categories include Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation, along with the prestigious Installer of the Year award….

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