August 16, 2017

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Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Free guide offers advice on attracting sponsorship for environmental improvement -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Posh Shed Company has a range of stylish storage solutions for gardens -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Malvern Autumn Show presents the Great British Harvest Festival -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Playforce wins impressive contract to create London playground -

Friday, August 11, 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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