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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

Creating your own landscape – bartholomew landscaping

Barry Burrows from bartholomew landscaping reveals some of the secrets to being at home with your own landscape and making it work all year round. These days, gardens and outdoor spaces are designed as multi-functional spaces to function as a changing backdrop to provide colour, space, fresh air, light, shade, play areas, private areas, food, scent and entertainment to any house.   Personally, I like to think of a garden as a private haven and a public display, to bring it alive the house and garden should complement each other and create a seamless flow. Make your space work for…

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And they are off! APL WorldSkills UK finalists compete at Skills Show

WorldSkills

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening final is underway at the The Skills Show at the Birmingham  NEC with six landscaping students competing for the ‘Best in the UK’ title. After reaching the qualifying benchmark at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July the six students this morning started on the challenge of completing a garden design in just 18 hours over the next 3 days. The garden has once again been designed by Alexandra Froggatt. Their creations will need to be completed by 11 am on Saturday 15 November with the winner being announced at The Skills Show…

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Garden Bridge one step closer to being built

Lambeth Council is expected to grant planning permission to the Garden Bridge today. The increasingly controversial structure is a Thomas Heatherwick-designed footbridge that will span the Thames from Temple tube station to the South Bank, just in front of the ITV studios. Here’s a round-up of some of the major objections. Ironically, for a garden, the bridge’s construction will involve cutting down at least 27 mature trees on the South Bank. The application says this loss will be “outweighed by the significant amount of new planting and urban greening”. The 270 trees on the bridge will be restricted to 15m…

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APL WorldSkills UK finalists going for Gold at Skills Show

WorldSkills

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening finalists are ready to compete at The Skills Show between 13-15 November at the Birmingham NEC where one of them will win Gold and be crowned ‘Best in the UK’ in front of 75,000 people. Richard Carden from  Reaseheath College, Sam Birks from Bishop Burton College, and Robert Wylie, Dean Thomson, Jonathan Buchanan and Ronan McLarnon from CAFRE were all put through to the final after successfully reaching the qualifying benchmark at the APL Landscape Gardening competition at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July and will compete at the final at The Skills…

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Truro’s Boscawen Park play area design is revealed

THE design of a £200,000 makeover for a major Truro park has been revealed. The Friends of Boscawen Park announced earlier this year that they had secured funding from Truro City Council, Cornwall Council and the Sita Cornwall Trust to overhaul the play equipment. To help choose the design they held an exhibition during Truro Day at the park and invited members of the public to select which equipment should be included. Now the Friends have settled on a final design which is revealed here for the first time. Hundreds of people gave their feedback on plans submitted by six…

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Work starts on the UK’s first Public Natural Swimming Pond at King’s Cross

Work has begun this week on the UK’s first ever public natural swimming pond, as part of an exciting art project within the innovative King’s Cross Development.  The natural, chemical-free pool has been designed and built by Europe’s leading natural pool designers BIOTOP and its UK partner, Kingcombe Aquacare Ltd. Working in conjunction with the King’s Cross Development Partnership, and contractors Carillion, the Kingcombe Aquacare team has begun the first stages of ground works for the complex construction of the 411 m2 pool. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year, when the pond will then…

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Sir John Soane’s listed Walpole Park officially reopens

Located in the heart of Ealing, the recently transformed Walpole Park officially opened to the public today (24th October 2014). The redevelopment of Walpole Park is part of the major restoration of Sir John Soane’s historic country home Pitzhanger Manor, a Grade I listed structure which stands on the northeast side of the public park. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is being separately developed as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Heritage Grants programme, with the recent award of a £4.42m grant towards the £10.5m project cost. Pitzhanger Manor and the grounds which now constitute the 12-hectare park were bought…

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Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership wins MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Award

The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership has been named Public-Private Partnership of the Year in the MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Awards.  The Awards recognise developers and their public and private sector partners for their contributions to revitalising cities and towns across the UK. The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership is the most significant body of its type in the UK today, responsible for co-ordinating the activity of multiple landowners and public authorities – committed to delivering a lasting legacy for local communities. The Partnership, established in 2010, includes over 200 people and is arguably the largest body of this nature in the UK;…

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Center Parcs flip for the pancake house’s new green roof

A sustainable green roof at the new £250 million Center Parcs is set to thrive after Shropshire-based Boningale Nurseries supplied more than 7,000 plants for the extensive green roof. The new resort, which opened at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, in 2014, features a green roof on top of the Pancake House, one of the restaurants on site. The Albrighton-based nursery, one of the UK’s largest nurseries and environmental horticultural specialists, was asked by green roofing installers ABG to supply the SkyPlugs – robust plant plugs that Boningale Greensky, its green roof division, has developed specifically for green roofs – for the…

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First Touch Garden Opening

At the end of September CED Stone Group were invited to attend the official opening of The First Touch Garden at St. George’s hospital in West London. We were delighted to accept. First Touch is a charity dedicated to the neonatal ward at St. George’s Hospital, and they have spent nearly 20 years dedicating their time to raising awareness and money to fund equipment and projects to improve outcomes for the babies treated in the ward and their families. Many of these babies are born prematurely, some of whom at only 24 weeks (40 weeks is considered normal). However, with…

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