June 27, 2017

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project -

Monday, June 26, 2017

UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Homeowners in South Wales can now get themselves the perfect lawn thanks to LazyLawn® launching in the area -

Monday, June 26, 2017

New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Willow Trail at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Cumbrian willow-weaver adds new works to North Yorkshire garden. On 6 September a new willow trail around RHS Garden Harlow Carr, created by willow craftsman Phil Bradley, was opened. Visitors can enjoy a walk that brings together Phil’s beautiful willow craftsmanship, from sculptured wildlife characters such as his popular boxing hares, to willow spiling and living willow fences. Phil grows more than 60,000 willow plants on his 3 acre farm in the Lake District and spends his time teaching willow working and creating willow sculptures, having created many installations in the garden at Harlow Carr over the past 15 years….

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Trebah Gardens in Mawnan Smith opens new amphitheatre

New amphitheatre has opened at Trebah Gardens. The project took 18 months and its first event was Miracle Theatre performing The Tempest Shaken and Stirred, with all 250 seats for the first night selling out.  Since the first turf was cut in November 2012, head gardener Darren Dickey worked almost single-handed to create the structure using locally sourced granite and finished with sandstone seats. Nigel Burnett, Trebah’s director, said: “The idea of an exciting new feature for the garden, that also provides a space for performing arts at Trebah, arose after the area was cleared of rhododendron ponticum with a…

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Orange Plant is to cover new Scottish Territory for GreenMech

Orange Plant is to cover South West Scotland for GreenMech – the UK’s leading manufacturer of wood chippers and green waste shredders.  Working out of their depot in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, they will be covering Argyll and Bute, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Glasgow City and the surrounding areas. Glasgow is one of seven depots Newcastle-upon-Tyne based Orange Plant currently has around the country, and the most northerly – the most southerly being Burgess Hill.  They are firmly established in the hire, sale, service and parts for Wood Chippers and Stump Grinders with their hire fleet alone for wood chippers in excess…

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Aqua Corona water feature installed at Uri Geller

Sui Generis’ striking Aqua Corona fibreglass water feature has been installed into the home of one of the world’s most investigated and celebrated mystifiers, Uri Geller.  Famous around the globe for his mind-bending abilities, Uri Geller, specified the contemporary water feature to sit alongside his outdoor modern art collection within the extensive grounds of his luxurious Thames-side home. Uri was searching for a ‘designer-piece’ to create an added focal point to his outdoor living area, and to double-up as a seating option for guests at his summertime garden parties. Uri Geller says: “I wanted to create a bold dramatic statement,…

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Public funding boost for Liverpool Festival Gardens

Developer Langtree Group’s £250m housing development at Festival Gardens in Liverpool has been shortlisted for government funding as part of a billion pound infrastructure programme.  Festival Gardens is one of 36 schemes nationwide that will now enter a period of due diligence before qualifying for public finance. Langtree has planning permission for 1,300 new homes in 26 blocks on the 100-acre site, which is located next to the River Mersey in the southern part of the city. Part of the area from the 1980s Garden Festival adjacent to the site was restored using public money and opened in 2012. Delivery of…

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Mosaics man creating garden at Harrogate show

Pebble mosaics and garden features designed by an Ilkley man will form the centrepiece of a garden at the prestigious Harrogate Autumn Flower Show next week.  David James set up business Olicana Mosaics four years ago, designing and making pebble mosaics and garden features. He works with the RHS, garden designers and landscape architects, as well as private clients. A number of his mosaics form a major part of an award winning public garden in Burley in Wharfedale . He exhibited for the first time this Spring at the Harrogate Flower Show, winning gold for the display, and had his…

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Landscapers earn place on WMN Countryside Awards shortlist

Ahead of the WMN’s first Countryside Awards on September 11, Athwenna Irons takes a look at the candidates in the title of Best Landscape Project. The Conservation Volunteers The Conservation Volunteers have been reclaiming green places since 1959 and helping thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places. Through their environmental projects and network of 2,000 community groups, more and more are taking responsibility for their own local environments.  TCV have worked tirelessly to restore mire and blanket bog habitat in the upland moors of Exford, in the Exmoor National Park. Working in partnership with South West Water and…

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Inquiry announced into flood mitigation and resilience

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has announced its 3rd Inquiry. It will look at the problems caused to the UK by flooding and examine the potential for greater mitigation of these problems and significantly improving flood resilience including the potential for adaptation to changing environmental pressures. It is now asking firms, organisations and individuals to submit evidence on how the country might best be able to deal with the problem posed by flooding and minimise the impact on homes, businesses, lives and the loss to the UK economy as a whole. The Commission is…

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Report reveals significant information on UK future cities

An independent working paper on how future cities have been visualised, ‘what these projections sought to communicate and why’, is available this month as a free download from the Government Office for Science’s Future of cities announcements page. It has been written by Dr Paul Cureton, senior lecturer in design software skills and innovation at the University of Hertfordshire; Nick Dunn, professor of urban design at ImaginationLancaster and associate director of research at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts; and ImaginationLancaster researcher and PhD student Serena Pollastri. ‘By giving insight on which typologies have had the most influence on…

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BALI members elect new National Chairman

Robert Field, a long-standing contracting member of the British Association of Landscape Industries, has been elected as the Association’s National Chairman, taking over from Q Lawns’ Chris Carr who remains on the Board as Immediate Past Chairman. Board member Paul Downer of Oak View Landscapes takes up the post of Vice Chairman/Chair Elect. Members at the National AGM, held at Saltex on 3rd September, also elected two new Board members – BALI Registered Designer Janine Pattison and Nigel Bowcock, owner and managing director of BALI Registered Contractor Acre Landscapes. They replace Paul Cowell, who has stepped down after serving on…

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