August 21, 2017

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Kew Scientists sequence a whole genome on a Welsh mountainside to identify a plant species within hours -

Monday, August 21, 2017

Instarmac achieves prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal Award -

Monday, August 21, 2017

NatraTex hard landscaping new animated video -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sky Heroes return to Kenley Airfield -

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The ‘On the Tools Awards’ shortlist is now live and voting is open to the public -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

How to effectively treat leatherjackets -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relax in style this summer with iVY and iRIS -

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden -

Friday, August 18, 2017

House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Arts, business and horticultural leaders back Garden Bridge as planting and maintenance plans progress

Arts, business and horticultural leaders have spoken about their support for the Garden Bridge and the opportunities it presents people living and working in London as well as those visiting the capital. Teams from Kew Gardens and The Courtauld Institute are among those highlighting the value of the project, as the tender for the procurement, planting and maintenance of the 6,000sqm footbridge gets under way. The Garden Bridge will link Temple on the Northbank across to the South Bank, situated between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges, creating a new green space which is free and open to all. It will include…

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Legal challenge over London garden bridge plans

A legal challenge is being launched in the high court against plans to build the garden bridge over the river Thames. Campaigners have already attacked the wisdom of spending taxpayers’ cash on what they have described as a “luvvies’ folly”. Now a local resident is claiming the London borough of Lambeth unlawfully granted planning permission for the £175m bridge in central London. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in south London, fears its impact will be devastating and that some of the best views of the City and St Paul’s Cathedral will be compromised. Among those championing the pedestrian bridge is…

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Capel Manor College students enter the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015

Capel Manor College students enter the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015 by preparing a sustainable garden for visitors to the Ideal Home Show. The annual Young Gardener of the Year competition was launched in November 2014 and Capel Manor College’s garden design and landscaping students are now busy preparing to build their garden entry at Olympia for the Show’s opening in March. Lee Sanders, Head of Garden Design at the College, explains: “The Young Gardener of the Year awards offer students a great opportunity to showcase their work and talent. Entry was offered to all our existing Level…

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Property tycoon’s new garden upsets neighbours

Christian Candy, an upmarket property developer, has become embroiled in a dispute with wealthy neighbours including a celebrity doctor over his plans to renovate his new home and build a private garden next to it. The multi-millionaire has secured planning permission to turn a £200 million property in Regent’s Park, central London, into a 15-bedroom house for his family. However, the plans include taking control of a road outside for three years, to facilitate the work, which has upset fellow residents. Although Mr Candy owns the lease on a 200ft stretch of the roadway in Chester Gate, his neighbours fear the…

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Tender Opportunity – Wetland Restoration Works – New Forest

SSSI WETLAND RESTORATION WORKS IN THE NEW FOREST FRAMEWORK NO: 304/HLS/15/1114 We will be awarding framework agreements for SSSI Wetland Restoration Works in the New Forest, part of the South England Forest District. Our intention is to award 3 Framework Contracts to deliver the programme of SSSI restoration work for a period of 4 years from the 5th May 2015. The typical works will include: • Meander restoration • Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing using hoggin/rejects • Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing / drain infill using heather bales • Complete drain infill • Debris dam creation • Ford…

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Chelsea Flower Show date for stonemason

A Balfron stonemason has been chosen to build part of Australia’s entry for the Chelsea Flower Show . . . for the second time. Callum Gray (42) will construct a stone fire pit for Australia’s 2015 entry for the show, which takes place from May 19 to 23. Two years ago he built a dry stone wall as part of the ‘Trailfinders Garden’ created by Australian garden designer Phillip Johnson, which won a gold medal. Callum’s expertise was spotted by well-known Australian landscape designer Charlie Albone , who was at Chelsea presenting a TV programme. When Charlie decided to raise…

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APHA at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has commissioned a novel garden at the RHS Chelsea flower show. The “Beyond our Borders” garden shows one way in which the UK government is working with overseas botanic gardens to protect our environment against alien pest and diseases. In regions throughout the world, iconic British tree species are being used as ‘early warning’ sentinels (soldier or guard) to monitor and identify potential new plant pest and diseases that could threaten our natural environment. In the Chelsea Flower Show’s Fresh Garden section, the eye-catching and innovative display features three different climatic zones (Australasia,…

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How Gardens are Built – Episode 1

Aralia Garden Design

Ever wondered how gardens are built? Aralia brings you the first episode in a short series of videos following the progress of the construction of a contemporary courtyard garden belonging to a 14th century property in rural Essex. These broadcasts will give you an brief insight into the detail, complexity and skill required to execute a high quality garden design from start to finish. For more information, please visit www.aralia.org.uk

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Enfield council win bid to build new park’s games area

A new multi-use games area will be installed at Palmers Green park after the council successfully bid for £45,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The improvements to Hazelwood Recreation Ground off Hedge Lane, will significantly improve the current five-a-side grass football pitch and tarmac basketball area, be free to use all year round and will tackle problems with waterlogging on the football pitch in the winter. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “It’s vitally important that we instil in residents and especially young people the importance of keeping active and the council…

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Landscape Institute opens new exhibition: Rethinking the Urban Landscape

The opening of the Landscape Institute/ The Building Centre exhibition Rethinking the Urban Landscape, was a great success with a large and varied crowd. Speaking at the opening, LI president Noel Farrer said: ‘This exhibition makes the case for landscape-first thinking. Many of the projects that you can see here appointed the landscape architects first.’ He praised the large and well-known projects, such as the Olympic Park, but added, ‘It is in the smaller-scale interventions that landscape genius is revealed. Landscape is communal. It really changes lives.’ He added, ‘The measure of success of the exhibition will be if we stimulate…

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