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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

Martyn Wilson – the man behind the RAF100 Garden

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Pro Landscaper sits down with RHS Gold medalist Martyn Wilson of Wilson Associates Garden Design to discuss his work in bringing the RAF100 Garden to life after an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign. When will garden construction commence? Construction will start on the 16 April 2018. Who sponsored the garden? The garden has been generously sponsored or supported by a number of businesses and organisations including the RAF100 Appeal who the garden will be supporting and the landscaping and horticulture industry not least the Three Counties Show Ground and the RHS. Readyhedge, Rolawn, Londonstone, Loknan Architectural, Deepdale Trees and Stark Greensmith,…

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Take a look around the newly opened Promontory Garden, Battersea Park

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Take a walk in or towards Battersea Park across the Thames at Albert Bridge this Spring and you will spot a stunning new landscape: the Promontory Garden.  Completed in January 2018 and officially opened in February, the Garden has been constructed and planted to the award-winning design by David Keary of Leicestershire-based Keary Design Associates. The Official Unveiling: The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park Wednesday 28 February saw the official opening of The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park. Wandsworth Council’s Community spokesperson, Councillor Jonathan Cook attended along with David Keary, members of the Friends of Battersea Park and representatives of Enable Leisure…

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American steel and aluminium price hike presents issues for landscapers

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In a recent public announcement, Donald Trump has triggered protectionism for American exports of both steel and aluminium. The result of this, is that EU countries will face a 25 percent increase in the price of American steel and a 10% inflation in aluminium. Since a multitude of landscaping products such as edging and handheld tools are made of these metals, a substantial price hike could be passed onto the end users, especially since rival, metal-exporting nations lack the quality and economies of scale of American alternatives. British manufactures have voiced concerns at the prospect of retaliation from the EU…

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Landstruction announces two new senior appointments

Landstruction, one of the North’s fastest growing full-service landscaping businesses, has further strengthened its senior management team with two board level appointments. Joining the Chester based team is experienced Regional Director Alan Wilkins. In the newly created role, Alan will be responsible for Landstruction’s continued growth focussing specifically on the company’s dedicated maintenance and land management departments. Alan brings a wealth of relevant industry experience including Operations Director roles at nationally recognised companies Glendale Services and Ground Control Limited. Alan is very excited about the future: “I am delighted to become part of this young and ambitious team. This fast-growing business…

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Gillespies renews public space in the heart of London

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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

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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

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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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