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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

APHA at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has commissioned a novel garden at the RHS Chelsea flower show. The “Beyond our Borders” garden shows one way in which the UK government is working with overseas botanic gardens to protect our environment against alien pest and diseases. In regions throughout the world, iconic British tree species are being used as ‘early warning’ sentinels (soldier or guard) to monitor and identify potential new plant pest and diseases that could threaten our natural environment. In the Chelsea Flower Show’s Fresh Garden section, the eye-catching and innovative display features three different climatic zones (Australasia,…

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How Gardens are Built – Episode 1

Aralia Garden Design

Ever wondered how gardens are built? Aralia brings you the first episode in a short series of videos following the progress of the construction of a contemporary courtyard garden belonging to a 14th century property in rural Essex. These broadcasts will give you an brief insight into the detail, complexity and skill required to execute a high quality garden design from start to finish. For more information, please visit www.aralia.org.uk

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Enfield council win bid to build new park’s games area

A new multi-use games area will be installed at Palmers Green park after the council successfully bid for £45,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The improvements to Hazelwood Recreation Ground off Hedge Lane, will significantly improve the current five-a-side grass football pitch and tarmac basketball area, be free to use all year round and will tackle problems with waterlogging on the football pitch in the winter. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “It’s vitally important that we instil in residents and especially young people the importance of keeping active and the council…

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Landscape Institute opens new exhibition: Rethinking the Urban Landscape

The opening of the Landscape Institute/ The Building Centre exhibition Rethinking the Urban Landscape, was a great success with a large and varied crowd. Speaking at the opening, LI president Noel Farrer said: ‘This exhibition makes the case for landscape-first thinking. Many of the projects that you can see here appointed the landscape architects first.’ He praised the large and well-known projects, such as the Olympic Park, but added, ‘It is in the smaller-scale interventions that landscape genius is revealed. Landscape is communal. It really changes lives.’ He added, ‘The measure of success of the exhibition will be if we stimulate…

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Reading university revamps campus with Bituchem

Reading University is benefiting from Bituchem’s Natratex Cotswold hard landscaping material as part of a £276 million investment into the University’s student accommodation. Natratex Cotswold was used across 2600sq.m of the Whiteknights campus to provide an aesthetically pleasing and durable pedestrian area that complemented the designs of the existing and new halls. The development increases the number of student rooms to 4,950 and has been awarded BREEAM excellent status due to environmentally sustainable features such as roof top solar panels, energy efficient boilers and heat recovery ventilation systems. Bituchem’s Natratex Cotswold product echoes the development’s sustainable ethics being environmentally friendly…

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Latest design for Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Trees sprout out of the rainbow-coloured cubes that make up the facade of this bank in northern Tokyo – the fourth building that architect Emmanuelle Moureaux has designed for Sugamo Shinkin. Emmanuelle Moureaux, a French designer based in Tokyo, applied her signature colour spectrum to the facade of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Nakaaoki, but also developed a pixellated composition of walls, windows and planting boxes. Her concept was to create a rhythmic facade that resonates with the busy nature of the site, located beside a traffic interchange where cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians are regularly passing by. The result is a grid of projecting and recessed cubes…

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Garden Bridge: why we should be brave

It takes guts to build something extraordinary – have we lost the courage to dream? Asks Mary Keen London seethes with innovation. Famous for writers and painters who break new ground, for fashion, music and design, this is the city where everyone wants to live. Enthusiasm for the new is, of course, always retrospective. Most people only applaud something once they have got used to an idea. Thousands went online to predict disaster before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but the execution of Danny Boyle’s aim: “to reveal how peculiar and contrary we are – and how there’s also,…

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The overgrown memorial ground in Stortford that’s become a garden sanctuary

A £10,000 injection of funds has enabled an overgrown historic burial ground in Bishop’s Stortford that was being used by drug-takers and rough sleepers to be transformed into a garden sanctuary for quiet reflection. The work on the Newtown Road memorial garden was carried out by landscape gardening company The Landscape Concept (TLC), from Standon, on behalf of the town council.  During the project, it was discovered that a tree had damaged the wall backing onto the Citizens Advice Bureau office in South Street. Emergency work was carried out to stabilise it and the council will be appointing a contractor…

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Quadron and Friends get Growing in Grange Park

Grounds maintenance contractor, Quadron Services, was delighted to assist the Friends of Grange Park Play Area by sponsoring their autumn bulb planting event at Grange Park in Old Coulsdon, Croydon. Quadron donated 3,500 crocus and daffodil bulbs, as well as tools, gloves and other materials for the ‘Growing in Grange Park’ event, which took place on Saturday 8th November. Over 200 local residents braved the cold and showery weather to plant the bulbs, as well as enjoying activities including face painting and a cake stall arranged by the park’s Friends group. Adrian and Brian from Quadron’s Croydon contract led the…

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Brett Landscaping keeps true to Art Deco inspired development

A paving solution from Brett Landscaping – including its new Black Fleck design – has been specified to add a touch of class to the exterior design of a dramatic Art Deco-inspired seafront development in West Worthing, West Sussex. The suitability of the paving, comprising Brett Piatto in addition to Black Fleck, was found to offer the ideal accompaniment for Roffey Homes’ lavish new apartment complex – the penthouse of which was recently sold for in excess of £1m. The development is named ‘Vista Mare’ and has been recently constructed within an area where striking Art Deco architecture has long…

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