August 17, 2017

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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

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Free guide offers advice on attracting sponsorship for environmental improvement -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Posh Shed Company has a range of stylish storage solutions for gardens -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Malvern Autumn Show presents the Great British Harvest Festival -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Truro’s Boscawen Park play area design is revealed

THE design of a £200,000 makeover for a major Truro park has been revealed. The Friends of Boscawen Park announced earlier this year that they had secured funding from Truro City Council, Cornwall Council and the Sita Cornwall Trust to overhaul the play equipment. To help choose the design they held an exhibition during Truro Day at the park and invited members of the public to select which equipment should be included. Now the Friends have settled on a final design which is revealed here for the first time. Hundreds of people gave their feedback on plans submitted by six…

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Work starts on the UK’s first Public Natural Swimming Pond at King’s Cross

Work has begun this week on the UK’s first ever public natural swimming pond, as part of an exciting art project within the innovative King’s Cross Development.  The natural, chemical-free pool has been designed and built by Europe’s leading natural pool designers BIOTOP and its UK partner, Kingcombe Aquacare Ltd. Working in conjunction with the King’s Cross Development Partnership, and contractors Carillion, the Kingcombe Aquacare team has begun the first stages of ground works for the complex construction of the 411 m2 pool. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year, when the pond will then…

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Sir John Soane’s listed Walpole Park officially reopens

Located in the heart of Ealing, the recently transformed Walpole Park officially opened to the public today (24th October 2014). The redevelopment of Walpole Park is part of the major restoration of Sir John Soane’s historic country home Pitzhanger Manor, a Grade I listed structure which stands on the northeast side of the public park. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is being separately developed as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Heritage Grants programme, with the recent award of a £4.42m grant towards the £10.5m project cost. Pitzhanger Manor and the grounds which now constitute the 12-hectare park were bought…

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Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership wins MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Award

The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership has been named Public-Private Partnership of the Year in the MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Awards.  The Awards recognise developers and their public and private sector partners for their contributions to revitalising cities and towns across the UK. The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership is the most significant body of its type in the UK today, responsible for co-ordinating the activity of multiple landowners and public authorities – committed to delivering a lasting legacy for local communities. The Partnership, established in 2010, includes over 200 people and is arguably the largest body of this nature in the UK;…

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Center Parcs flip for the pancake house’s new green roof

A sustainable green roof at the new £250 million Center Parcs is set to thrive after Shropshire-based Boningale Nurseries supplied more than 7,000 plants for the extensive green roof. The new resort, which opened at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, in 2014, features a green roof on top of the Pancake House, one of the restaurants on site. The Albrighton-based nursery, one of the UK’s largest nurseries and environmental horticultural specialists, was asked by green roofing installers ABG to supply the SkyPlugs – robust plant plugs that Boningale Greensky, its green roof division, has developed specifically for green roofs – for the…

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First Touch Garden Opening

At the end of September CED Stone Group were invited to attend the official opening of The First Touch Garden at St. George’s hospital in West London. We were delighted to accept. First Touch is a charity dedicated to the neonatal ward at St. George’s Hospital, and they have spent nearly 20 years dedicating their time to raising awareness and money to fund equipment and projects to improve outcomes for the babies treated in the ward and their families. Many of these babies are born prematurely, some of whom at only 24 weeks (40 weeks is considered normal). However, with…

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Britain’s Best Lawn Shortlist Announced

Earlier this year outdoor petrol powered equipment manufacturer, Briggs & Stratton, launched its annual search to find Britain’s Best Lawn. Now, after months of lawns being tended to across the country, the Britain’s Best Lawn shortlist has been announced, with Facebook voting now open! Launched in April 2014, the competition has proved a huge success and entries have been whittled down to just three stellar lawns from around the UK. For the first time in the competitions nine year history, the judging panel which includes horticultural expert and journalist Martin Fish, will this year be joined by an extra judge…

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The Water Test on Permeable Paving by SureSet Uk

SureSet permeable resin bound paving allows water to drain freely through the surface – meeting the requirements of Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). By encouraging the rapid drainage of water, SureSet permeable resin bound paving eliminates the problems caused by standing water and contributes to flood prevention. SuDS is an approach to water management introduced by the Environment Agency in recognition of the need to manage surface water run-off more effectively. The benefits of permeable paving were highlighted in a recent report from the Committee on Climate Change which called on its wider use to help prevent flooding and pollution….

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Historic Boringdon Hall Develops Classic New Landscape

The grounds at Boringdon Hall Hotel, the seductive manor house in Devon, have recently been redeveloped. The premises boast a stunning new landscape consisting of beautiful paving supplied by world class manufacturer, Tobermore. Established in 1942, Tobermore supply a broad ranging collection of block paving, paving flags, kerbing and walling products to the commercial and private markets throughout the UK and Ireland. The history of Boringdon Hall is exceptional. The grand Devonshire manor became crown property following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1539. Luxury and style come together at Boringdon Hall, with exquisite Elizabethan architecture, imposing stone towers, secret archways, two tantalising restaurants and lavish four-poster suites which hint at…

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New memorial garden to open in Huddersfield’s Ravensknowle Park

A special memorial garden is to open this weekend in a Huddersfield park. The Tolson Memorial Garden, created to commemorate the servicemen and women who have lost their lives since the end of World War II, is being officially opened on Sunday, October 12, in Ravensknowle Park. The garden, situated behind the Tolson Museum, is designed to create a place of tranquillity and contemplation with grassed areas and flower beds encircled by accessible pathways and traditional-style stone walls. The design incorporates three small flower beds, which are being planted by the Friends of Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park group, pupils…

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