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    • Kew to open giant new Children’s Garden in May 2019

      The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has embarked on its most ambitious design project in recent years with the creation of a giant new Children’s Garden due to open to the public on 18 May 2019. Covering 10,000m², it’s the size of nearly 40 tennis courts, and has been designed by a Kew garden designer around the elements that plants need to grow: earth, air, sun and water. Children will be able to play and explore as they wind their way through a landscape filled with over 100 mature trees, discovering hidden treasures and adventure, and developing their love of nature,…

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    • Capel Manor College

      Capel Manor College to Build World’s Largest Show Garden at Hatfield House

      London’s leading land-based college Capel Manor, has partnered with The Game Fair to design and create specialist gardens that will span over an acre. A show garden of this scale has never been attempted before but with the College’s outstanding reputation for garden design, innovation and young talent, the garden is highly anticipated. Established in 1959,The Game Fair is a prestigious event that celebrates British country life and boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family. Lord and Lady Salisbury’s Hatfield House Estate will play host to The Game Fair from 26 – 28 July 2019; this is the second…

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    • Leading firms team up to beautify luxurious billion-pound project in London

      Leading firms team up to beautify luxurious billion-pound project in London

      One of the UK’s largest commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley, has been contracted by Kingston Landscape Group to supply thousands of plants to a substantial £1 billion inner-city redevelopment in north west London. The Yorkshire and London-based duo came together to work on Colindale Gardens, a huge luxury redevelopment in Barnet. The renovation by one of Britain’s largest housebuilders, Redrow, includes the building of 2,900 new one to four-bedroom homes surrounded by nine acres, as well as a cycle paths, walkways, cafes, a shopping plaza, school, restaurants and a resident-only gym in Colindale. It’s a project that has seen Kingston…

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    • MEDITE SMARTPLY

      Life-Sized Gingerbread House uses MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME

      Quite possibly one of the most unique building projects that MEDITE SMARTPLY has been involved in for a long time, the Savalen Hotel and Spa’s life-sized gingerbread house in the Norwegian mountains sets a precedent for creativity and effervescent fun – no matter the time of year. Nestled alongside one of Eastern Norway’s stunning lakes, amidst a landscape that could have inspired a Tolkien novel, the now famous gingerbread house reflects the vivacious nature of Savalen, and caters to those with a keen sense of adventure. For 70% of the year, this scenic part of the world is draped in…

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    • Johnsons of Whixley dives in to help multi-million pound wave wall project

      Leading UK commercial nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, has made a splash in Lancashire – supplying thousands of plants for a £10 million coastal town development. The wave reflection wall in Morecambe was officially opened last month (15th October) with new surfacing, seating and lighting, as a multi-million pound project to help to improve the flood defence of the town. Large contractors, Ashlea Ltd, worked on the soft landscaping for the wave reflection wall and enlisted North Yorkshire nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, to supply shrubs and grasses. Varieties including over 1,700 Pinus Mugo Mops (dwarf mountain pine), 400 Santolina incana, more…

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    • Matthew Wood

      APL Awards 2019 shortlist

      The shortlist for the APL Awards 2019 has been announced! With the standard of entries always improving year on year, choosing the shortlist was harder than ever for our judging panel.  On the judging panel were industry experts: Richard Barnard as chief judge, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams, Rupert Keys and APL general manager, Phil Tremayne. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 15 March 2019 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Book your place at – www.aplawards.co.uk/book-your-seat The finalists are: Project Value…

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      D-Day 75 Garden celebrates D-Day Landings 75th anniversary at Chelsea

      The Normandy veterans’ charity D-Day Revisited has launched a crowdfunding page for a commemorative garden installation on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea at the 2019 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show to mark the 75th anniversary of the 6th June 1944 D-Day Landings, the largest seaborne invasion in world history.   The D-Day 75 Garden will provide a fitting platform for the public to celebrate and show their gratitude to the veteran generation and create a lasting tribute to the valiant actions these men and women undertook in 1944.   With the surviving veterans approaching 100 years…

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    • Jacksons Fencing

      Jacksons Fencing teams up with Titchmarsh to garden for a worthy cause

      Jacksons Fencing helps create dream garden for hit ITV show Love Your Home and Garden for disabled teen and his single mother. This autumn, Alan Titchmarsh’s second ITV series of Love Your Home and Garden will return to our TV screens. The programme recognises inspirational people who struggle with disability or serious health issues. As a huge thank you to their dedication Alan and his team gives their house and garden a surprise make-over, not only to make their lives a little easier, but also to improve their quality of life with a dramatic transformation. In the programme’s opening episode, Alan…

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    • cls

      CLS delivers groundbreaking work on £1.5m development

      Groundworks and civils specialists CLS have completed a major infrastructure project under a £1.5m holiday lodge development.   Angrove Country Park is on the verge of the North Yorkshire moors in 1,000 acres of arable farmland managed by the Petch family. The park offers lodges for private use as well as year-round short and long stay holiday lets in prestigious lodges. It enjoys views across some of the most scenic countryside in Britain.   Before the accommodation could rise from the ground, significant infrastructure had to be in place to ensure optimum functionality.   “Our glamping site wedding venture is…

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      Green Future Building helps bring children closer to nature

      Green Future Building (GFB) is a not-for-profit social enterprise, that helps young people gain employment in sustainable construction. It is also a business with the importance of nature at heart.   All projects led by GFB aim to benefit the natural world by working with the surrounding environment. They aim to create structures and spaces that will encourage wildlife and enable people to learn and grow closer to the landscape.   One recent project in particular is set to inspire and educate generations of school children for up to 50 years to come.   Built by Green Future Building, the…

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    • pro landscaper september

      Pro Landscaper September issue review

      116 pages packed with all you need to know in the landscaping industry – the Pro Landscaper September issue is one you don’t want to miss! The magazine hits the ground running with the burning agenda question: ‘As an industry, what could we be doing to reduce waste, particularly plastics?’ With the heat ramping up on businesses throughout the UK to cut down their plastic use, Pro Landscaper gets some industry heavy-weights to chime in on this topic. John Wyer tells us that abiding by legislation sometimes just isn’t enough, as; “the industry could do so much more”. A vital…

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      How to survey site condition before install metal railings

      Phil Ball of Alpha Rail, provides advice on how to survey site condition before measuring up for metalwork.   When a project is specified to include metal railings, gates or guardrail, ensuring that they will fit first time is essential. This stops delays in other aspects work and will usually involve a visit to the site to carry out a survey to take measurements. This helps assess the length of the railings required for each section, as well as the ground levels and any curvatures. This will help us to determine if any raked or radius panels will be required.…

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    • landtex

      Video demonstrates How To Install LANDTEX Landscape Fabric

      Hot on the heels of the first Product That Worx ‘How to’ video comes the second in the series from leading landscaping supplies specialist Growtivation. The new video, ‘How to Install LANDTEX Landscape Fabric’, is designed to aid professional landscapers in installing this popular landscaping fabric, for heavy duty weed control in most types of landscape projects. Growtivation’s video guides are aimed at assisting landscapers in using the Product That Worx range of professional landscaping products by providing easy-to-view and easy-to-do information at their fingertips. In this latest video, Sales Manager Vernon Elsey and Marketing Manager Graham Elsey again show…

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    • landscape construction diploma

      BALI and Capel Manor launch Landscape Construction Diploma

      The BALI GoLandscape initiative is supporting Capel Manor College’s Advanced Landscape Construction Diploma (Level 3) launch. Endorsement of the scheme comes from industry employers. A crucial element of this new Diploma, is the unique opportunity to develop both technical and business skills. Capel Manor College developed the course based on the recent GoLandscape skills survey. The course is constructed from the feedback, with input directly from landscape businesses. The course will also incorporate the BALI Chalk Fund sponsored additional tickets. Modules include: Living walls Water management/SUDS Surveying and construction drawings Business practice and project management Paving, timber and brickwork Water…

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    • tender

      Design & Build tender published for UK’s Garden and Pavilion at Beijing Expo 2019

      The UK has published a tender in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for the design and build of a UK garden and pavilion at the Beijing International Horticultural Expo in 2019 (29 April – 7 October). The closing date for bids is 16 August 2018. Applicants that are not already registered on the Defra e-Sourcing procurement system will be required to register here. The reference for the tender documents is “Beijing Expo 2019”. Background The Beijing Expo, with the theme Live Green, Live Better, will be the largest international horticultural Expo ever staged with 100 countries and international organisations participating…

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      Tickets go on sale for the BALI Awards 2018 ceremony

      The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious landscaping Awards is the largest of its kind in the UK and Europe, and tickets are now available. The association celebrates the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of BALI members from entries submitted earlier in the year. Last year, BALI Members, guests and VIP’s were treated to a sold-out ceremony, three-course awards luncheon and an opportunity to network with over 1,000 industry colleagues. To book a place at this year’s highly anticipated event, to be held on Friday 7 December at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London click here. Any questions regarding purchasing…

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    • London supplement

      Pro Landscaper London Supplement

      It’s all kicking off in the capital, as we take a look at some of the stunning projects blooming into life in the heart of London and interview a selection of the city’s top landscapers. Features Willerby Landscapes Commercial Aftercare – Jeff Stephenson Plant Health – Bartlett Tree Experts   Portfolios Circle of Life – Kingston Landscape Group On the Terrace – Bowles & Wyer Top Flight – The Garden Builders   Profiles Bourne Amenity Pro Landscaper Business Awards Green-tech   You can view a complete copy of the London supplement by clicking here. Pro Landscaper release multiple supplements a…

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      Drainage Superstore aids children’s garden project

      A call to Drainage Superstore meant they were able to access information and advice about the right products for the job. Turrou Landesmann, store manager at Drainage Superstore, said: “We were pleased to recommend DuPont’s GroundGrid gravel guard, a stable and permeable product that is often used on gravel pathways and driveways. “As a father myself, I know that small kids love kicking gravel around, which means it can get everywhere, impacting on the efficiency of the drainage system. But GroundGrid gravel guard keeps the gravel inside the cells where it is supposed to be. “We were pleased to help…

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    • cancer

      The incredible story of Children with Cancer UK at Hampton Court

      Pro Landscaper had the pleasure of visiting The Children with Cancer UK: Mr. Happy, Mr. Worry Hill garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. We speak with Emma Reed and Chris Wellbelove, the designer and contractor of the garden respectively, as well as Dhivya O’Connor, chief executive of Children with Cancer UK to find out more about the garden’s inspiration, challenges with its construction and the charity’s amazing work.   The Cause To explain the vital work the charity does for child cancer patients, Dhivya says: “Children with Cancer UK are dedicated to raising and investing funds into…

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    • bespoke

      Introducing Marshalls Bespoke Natural Stone

      Marshalls bespoke service allows the opportunity to choose from a selection of natural stone products including those indigenous to the UK, before turning them into any design, size or shape required; from paving, to walling, pool copings and steps to feature pieces. The bespoke service allows designers to offer customers something truly unique, positioning them above the competition. Marshalls bespoke team assist in bringing ideas to life; turning thoughts and designs into a full CAD technical drawing, identifying the exact block of stone that can be used, before using the latest in stone masonry to create and deliver it to…

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    • IMPACT

      Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards prize list announced

      Entering the small project BIG IMPACT Awards has a host of benefits. First and foremost, the winners will receive extensive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine, giving both designers and contractors a huge boost in reputation. With the awards being held at FutureScape, the UK’s biggest landscaping exhibition, networking and exposure will be incredibly high for any winners or shortlisted entrants as well. If industry-wide praise and recognition for your project wasn’t enough to make you enter the first small project BIG IMPACT Awards, then there’s more! Pro Landscaper has partnered with some of the biggest business and industry brands to…

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    • borde

      Borde Hill Garden unveils new plant hunters garden for 125th anniversary

      The history and legacy of Borde Hill Garden’s diverse collection of plants is at the heart of a new design unveiled on Thursday 5 July as part of the Garden’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Sophie Walker’s modern design for the Round Dell mixes exciting new plant specimens, found in the 21st Century, alongside Borde Hill’s significant treasury of plants which includes one of the largest collections of champion trees in private gardens. Four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family have lived in this historic Tudor house near Haywards Heath.  The garden is probably best-known as a plant hunters paradise, containing as it does, many rare shrubs and…

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    • lottery

      National Lottery awards the RHS £4m for transformational gardening project

      The Royal Horticultural Society announces it will receive £4m from the National Lottery towards a five-year project that includes developing the world’s first National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, at its flagship RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. The significant funding reflects the importance and positive impact of plants and gardening, proven to mitigate some of the biggest challenges facing us today, on people’s lives and the environment. Conserving and showcasing half a millennium of gardening history In 2020, the new Centre will open to the public and contain state-of-the-art research facilities and will enable us to conserve and showcase over one million…

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    • nordic

      Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden wins Silver at Hampton Court

      The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden, sponsored by Viking, the award-winning cruise line, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. Designed by Stephen Hall, the garden is inspired by the Nordic landscape and the profound relationship between nature and wellbeing. It celebrates traditional Nordic wellbeing rituals and brims with traditional plants and herbs with medicinal benefits that are used in Scandinavian cooking – a sanctuary for both body and mind. This connection is at the heart of the design of Viking’s ships, which are filled with natural light and large al fresco…

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      Look around the silver-gilt winning Kitchen garden by Eden designers

      An abundant kitchen garden designed by a team from the Eden Project has won a prestigious silver-gilt medal at this week’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden is a collaboration between Borough Market, Britain’s most renowned food market, Franchi Seeds of Italy, the oldest family seed company in the world, and Eden, home of the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. The garden includes plants grown from a range of seeds developed by Franchi for the Eden Project. It was designed by a team of Eden horticulturalists, led by multi-award winning designers Emma Gunn and Paul Stone.  The RHS Hampton Court…

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