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January 19, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Industry Shows Support For New SALTEX

The recent announcement that SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) will be moving from Windsor to the NEC Birmingham, has been met with enthusiastic support from both exhibitors and visitors. The new look SALTEX will take place on 4 and 5 November 2015. The announcement has been well received by exhibitors, with close to 100 already committed to exhibiting at the 2015 event – which will incorporate a wide range of educational seminars and turf debates, the unique ‘Ask The Expert’ clinic, and for the first time, will combine with the IOG’s annual conference and awards. The move has also…

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Clamp Hill Horticulture Project in Stanmore celebrates students graduation

More than a dozen students were awarded diplomas as part of a horticulture project to help them find employment.  The qualifications came after months of work from those enrolled at the Clamp Hill Horticulture Project in Stanmore run by the Shaw Trust charity. The Mayor of Harrow Ajay Maru and MP for Harrow East Bob Blackman were just some of the guests of honour at the ceremony yesterday. They helped present certificates to those who had completed their City and Guilds diploma in practical horticulture. The Shaw Trust runs projects across and in Stanmore focuses on providing employment opportunities for…

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‘Forgotten landscape’ of Lower Severn Vale Levels gets £1m

More than £1m has been awarded to a project to preserve and protect the unique landscape and heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels, in Bristol.  The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded the cash for the project, A Forgotten Landscape, which involves the Levels between Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston. The ferry at Aust, the two Severn bridges and the community railway from Temple Meads to Severn Beach are also within the project’s scope. It will begin in January. The Levels once formed part of the wider Somerset and Avon Levels, but over the centuries they have become cut off by…

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National Grid extends network to cover low-carbon energy sources

SLR Consulting’s environmental support to National Grid has informed the development of the North West Coast Connections project, which started its second round of public pre-application consultation on 4 September. This nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) is the largest undertaken in the UK by National Grid since the electricity transmission system was constructed, and will help it extend its network to connect new sources of electricity generated from low-carbon sources. The project will link Moorside – the proposed new nuclear power station to be built near Sellafield in West Cumbria, as well as an offshore wind farm in the Irish…

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Conference focus on UK Green Infrastructure issues

A major one-day conference focusing on green infrastructure issues is being held in London on October 23 at the British Library Conference Centre near St. Pancras. The conference is organised by Green Social Engineering and supported by the BALI, Green Infrastructure Partnership, The Parks Alliance, the Institute of Horticulture and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (Europe). It is aimed at government and local authority senior staff, councillors, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, contractors, health directors, ecologists and environmental space managers. Content will be of vital interest to those interested in ensuring  the value and benefits of green infrastructure are realised for…

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Hospital garden is a haven for dementia sufferers

Patients with dementia will find an oasis of calm in a new garden at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. The garden, which opened earlier this month, sept 5 features a “stories telephone box”, a cabinet of scent and a sound system playing music from bygone decades. The garden was designed by Gardener’s World TV presenter and author Toby Buckland. “It was great to have someone of that calibre to work with us,” said project co-ordinator Stephen Pettet-Smith from Exeter Healthcare Arts. The design is an imagined Devon village green with a circular walk and a central pavilion where music and…

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Best ever year as open gardens raise £8,600 for Cornwall Wildlife Trust

A “massive” £8,608 has been raised through the open garden’s scheme run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, making it the “best year ever” for the scheme.  The money, nearly double last year’s total, will be used by the trust to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. This year the garden events attracted over 1,500 visitors from all over the county and beyond, with gardens in Truro, Falmouth, Wadebridge, Hayle, Lanreath, Delabole, Bude, Crantock, and St Austell opening their gates to guests. The trust says that one of the highlights was the opening of Pedn Billy Garden at Helford Passage, the first…

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UK company develops new approach to landform analysis

A company that provides terrain modelling to the landscape design and planning professions is pioneering what it claims is a new approach to landform and visibility analysis. Convincing a new client to involve a landscape architect at the beginning of a project can be very difficult, says Gordon Citrine, director of Citrine UK, ‘but we’ve developed a useful tool to help them get an early foot in the door’. Landscape Visual Capacity Analysis is pertinent to planning and primarily marketed to developers, he explains, ‘but it is also relevant to landscape professionals since it offers a good way for them to…

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Managing change in Scotland’s landscapes

Scotland’s diverse and distinctive landscapes and seascapes are not only of unique international importance but are imbued in the spirit of all of us who belong to Scotland. They lie at the heart of our national identity and culture. They are fundamental resources which serve a wide variety of purposes. We hugely appreciate the interplay between the natural and given and that which has been fashioned through the ages by farming and forestry and where so often we find harmony where the hand of man joins imperceptibly with the hand of nature. Such is our legacy. It is our collective…

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Scottish Landscape Futures event to tackle tree health

This conference provides a timely opportunity to explore and discuss the possible ways forward in dealing with this significant issue for our landscape in the future and consider the potential scale of change and management implications. Native and exotic tree species in Scotland, as elsewhere in the UK and abroad are currently experiencing challenges to their health and longevity. Trees and woodlands provide key features and character in rural and urban landscapes in addition to providing important biodiversity and timber resources. This half day conference will focus on the current tree health situation in Scotland and elsewhere, and the issues…

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