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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

Green-fingered organisation create garden for Southport Flower Show

A green-fingered Wigan organisation has created an innovative garden to be exhibited at the popular Southport Flower Show. Designed by Groundwork in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Homes, the garden is part of the planned environmental works at Alexander House. It is being built by apprentices from the organisation’s build team and is based on a huge 15 piece slider puzzle toy. This not only means that its appearance can be changed, but that the garden can also be used in different ways, by different users. Groundwork’s landscape architect and designer Ste Allan said: “We wanted to create a garden…

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Nine Elms on the South Bank – 2015 Open Days

Nine Elms on the South Bank is the £15 billion opportunity area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge, and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. The area will be transformed from one of the capital’s last remaining industrial districts into a world-class destination right in the heart of London.  Already home to Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station, the area will also be home to the new Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the new U.S. Embassy. Underutilised industrial land is making way for new public squares, parks, schools, Tube stations, homes, and businesses, which will…

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Final planting stage for the UK’s first Public Natural Swimming Pond at King’s Cross

Hundreds of marginal and aquatic plants are being delivered to the site of the UK’s first public natural swimming pond at Kings Cross, where they will be planted by expert pool constructors Kingcombe Aquacare Ltd ahead of its planned opening to the public later this spring. Kingcombe is a UK partner of BIOTOP, Europe’s leading constructor of natural swimming pools and ponds.  The Kingcombe team has been working on the construction of the 411 m2 swimming pond in conjunction with the King’s Cross Development Partnership, and contractors Carillion since November 2014. The natural bathing pond has been designed as an…

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From TV presenter to garden designer – Cotswold Kate scoops gardening prize

She’s been an actress, TV presenter, model and Mrs Heartbeat, but now Cotswold celebrity Kate Durr is adding another string to her bow – as a garden designer. Despite being just seven weeks into a year-long diploma course at the Cotswold Gardening School to train to become a professional garden designer, Kate has won a chance to build a garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in early May. The former presenter of Guinness World Records alongside Ian Wright has been busy raising children recently, but took up garden designing earlier this year. She has been named the winner of the…

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Arts, business and horticultural leaders back Garden Bridge as planting and maintenance plans progress

Arts, business and horticultural leaders have spoken about their support for the Garden Bridge and the opportunities it presents people living and working in London as well as those visiting the capital. Teams from Kew Gardens and The Courtauld Institute are among those highlighting the value of the project, as the tender for the procurement, planting and maintenance of the 6,000sqm footbridge gets under way. The Garden Bridge will link Temple on the Northbank across to the South Bank, situated between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges, creating a new green space which is free and open to all. It will include…

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Legal challenge over London garden bridge plans

A legal challenge is being launched in the high court against plans to build the garden bridge over the river Thames. Campaigners have already attacked the wisdom of spending taxpayers’ cash on what they have described as a “luvvies’ folly”. Now a local resident is claiming the London borough of Lambeth unlawfully granted planning permission for the £175m bridge in central London. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in south London, fears its impact will be devastating and that some of the best views of the City and St Paul’s Cathedral will be compromised. Among those championing the pedestrian bridge is…

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Capel Manor College students enter the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015

Capel Manor College students enter the Young Gardener of the Year Awards 2015 by preparing a sustainable garden for visitors to the Ideal Home Show. The annual Young Gardener of the Year competition was launched in November 2014 and Capel Manor College’s garden design and landscaping students are now busy preparing to build their garden entry at Olympia for the Show’s opening in March. Lee Sanders, Head of Garden Design at the College, explains: “The Young Gardener of the Year awards offer students a great opportunity to showcase their work and talent. Entry was offered to all our existing Level…

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Property tycoon’s new garden upsets neighbours

Christian Candy, an upmarket property developer, has become embroiled in a dispute with wealthy neighbours including a celebrity doctor over his plans to renovate his new home and build a private garden next to it. The multi-millionaire has secured planning permission to turn a £200 million property in Regent’s Park, central London, into a 15-bedroom house for his family. However, the plans include taking control of a road outside for three years, to facilitate the work, which has upset fellow residents. Although Mr Candy owns the lease on a 200ft stretch of the roadway in Chester Gate, his neighbours fear the…

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Tender Opportunity – Wetland Restoration Works – New Forest

SSSI WETLAND RESTORATION WORKS IN THE NEW FOREST FRAMEWORK NO: 304/HLS/15/1114 We will be awarding framework agreements for SSSI Wetland Restoration Works in the New Forest, part of the South England Forest District. Our intention is to award 3 Framework Contracts to deliver the programme of SSSI restoration work for a period of 4 years from the 5th May 2015. The typical works will include: • Meander restoration • Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing using hoggin/rejects • Bed level raising / partial drain infill and narrowing / drain infill using heather bales • Complete drain infill • Debris dam creation • Ford…

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Chelsea Flower Show date for stonemason

A Balfron stonemason has been chosen to build part of Australia’s entry for the Chelsea Flower Show . . . for the second time. Callum Gray (42) will construct a stone fire pit for Australia’s 2015 entry for the show, which takes place from May 19 to 23. Two years ago he built a dry stone wall as part of the ‘Trailfinders Garden’ created by Australian garden designer Phillip Johnson, which won a gold medal. Callum’s expertise was spotted by well-known Australian landscape designer Charlie Albone , who was at Chelsea presenting a TV programme. When Charlie decided to raise…

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