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June 25, 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

‘House of Heroes’ children’s recovery centre built with MEDITE TYRICOYA EXTREME

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A hospital facility in Norrland, Sweden has been renovated extensively with wood-based products, owing to the universal belief that natural materials help people heal better. This serene and homely sanctuary functions as a temporary home for families with young children suffering from long-term illness. Designed by White Arkitekter, Hjältarnas Hus (House of Heroes) features MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) panels along the outer walls, while the roof is structured from glue-laminated wood (‘glulam’), overlaid with white metal sheets. The building’s interior walls and ceilings are clad with fir. MTX was specifically chosen due to its “outstanding qualities,” including being the only wood composite…

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Lynn Hill and CED Stone Group team up for The Garden Retreat: A place for living

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Lynn Hill Garden Design teams up with CED Stone Group to create an oasis of calm and tranquillity at Gardening Scotland 2018 Imagine if you will at the end of a long day at the office, pouring yourself a refreshing cool drink and escaping the world as you ease yourself into the tranquil surroundings of your garden retreat. Sink into a world of calm amongst the lush green of the planting as the wind makes its music through the leaves of the trees above. This is the world of The Garden Retreat: A place for living. The show garden being…

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The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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As the annual RHS Chelsea flower show approaches, and designers have their eyes firmly set on the top accolades available, Pro Landscaper takes a trip down memory lane to bring you the last 10 gardens to take home the big one – Best in Show.

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Peabody invites tenders for Thamesmead’s Landscape and Green Infrastructure Strategy

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 A London housing association is offering the opportunity to deliver one of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe. Peabody, one London’s largest housing associations, is leading the £1bn redevelopment of Thamesmead in South East London. It is now seeking bids to deliver Thamesmead’s Landscape and Green Infrastructure Strategy. As a developer, Peabody emphasises resilience. Its mission is to ‘create great places at scale’. The housing association now owns 65% of the town, and the area earmarked for regeneration is roughly the size of central London. The total area of open space in Thamesmead is approximately 150ha – one-and-a-half times larger than the…

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The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious events in the global gardening calendar, with over 165,000 people attending the show each year. The amount of work in putting together the show is phenomenal, but what does it take to create a gold medal winning Chelsea garden? George Hillier gives insight from the most successful exhibitor in Chelsea Flower Show history, Hillier Nurseries. “There are some incredibly impressive numbers behind Hillier, and we are very proud of every single one of them. Let’s start with Hillier’s biggest stat – 72 consecutive gold medals! Another impressive figure is…

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Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City

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Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) has appointed landscape architects Gillespies to develop a ‘Public Realm Strategy’ that will guide the design of the streets and parks in Ebbsfleet Garden City. Gillespies will develop the strategy to inform the design of public spaces within this exemplary 21st Century sustainable community in Ebbsfleet, Kent. The Garden City will provide a major new commercial centre, an improved public transport system, seven city parks, and up to 15,000 new homes over the next 15 years. A key goal for the strategy is to develop a consistent approach to the design of the city’s public spaces…

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Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

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Project Details Project: One Tower Bridge Location: London, UK Architect: Squire and Partners External Works Contractor: Maylim Client: Berkeley Group Project status: Completed 2017 Maylim was awarded the external works contract for the Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development, totalling over 8,000m², phased over 14 zones. These included extensive public interface and remodelling Potters Fields Park. The intricate £6m project was Maylim’s first ever entry at the BALI National Landscape Awards, and the One Tower Bridge project walked away with the association’s Principal Award for Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m. Maylim also won the coveted Grand Award, as the project…

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Arid cities must rethink planning and design to remain viable

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Arup is calling on arid cities to move on from a 1950s paradigm of city planning and design, or face becoming increasingly less habitable as they become drier. The report urges cities to learn from innovative developments around the world, such as industrial-scale fog and dew harvesting and cooling pavements that can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 7 degrees. Almost a third of the world’s land surface is classified as ‘arid’ and this area is set to increase as climate change brings more frequent, extreme weather events, such as drought. The authors warn that technologies of the last century,…

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Scandi style explored by Viking and Stephen Hall

The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 Viking, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, returns to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 as headline sponsor for the third year. This year’s show garden is the Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden, designed by multi-award winning 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…

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Green light for £1.6bn flagship regeneration of Clapham Park

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Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee has approved Metropolitan’s new development proposal to build more than 2,500 new homes and a wide range of community facilities at Clapham Park in south London. PRP, the award-winning architectural firm, designed the revised plan for Clapham Park. Strategically located between three local centres, Clapham, Brixton and Streatham Hill, the masterplan will create a vibrant, inclusive series of neighbourhoods with safe, secure streets, ample public and private green space, and new community facilities, while also positively maintaining Clapham Park’s unique character. Referencing Sir Thomas Cubitt, who once lived on Clarence Avenue, the masterplan draws inspiration from…

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