August 17, 2017

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Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Easigrass presents the UK’s first TV ad for the artificial grass industry

The No1 home-grown artificial grass company, Easigrass, TX’s its first advertising campaign on a leading terrestrial television channel this week.  This is the first time that any artificial grass company has advertised on television within the UK.   Focusing on the quintessential brand motif, the Easibug, a grass-covered Smart car, this 00:30 second high-impact ad tells the story of four animated bug cars who are laughing on the top of a hill while a poor old human huffs and puffs mowing the lawn. According to Managing Director of the Easigrass Group worldwide, Anthony J. Gallagher:- “I am extremely proud that…

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URBED’s David Rudlin wins Wolfson Prize for garden cities

David Rudlin of urban design and research consultancy URBED has won the £250,000 Wolfson Prize. His entry, which was selected by the independent panel of judges from the 279 entries submitted, was prepared in collaboration with Dr Nicholas Falk (also URBED), Pete Redman (TradeRisks Ltd) and Jon Rowland (Jon Rowland Urban Design), with input from Joe Ravetz (Manchester University). David’s submission argues for the near-doubling of up to 40 existing large towns to provide new homes for 150,000 people per town, built over 30-35 years. The entry imagines a fictional town called Uxcester to develop the concept. It argues that…

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The Chartered Institute of Horticulture makes history

The Institute of Horticulture made horticultural history for professional horticulturists when it became Chartered on 21 July 2014. It is now The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH). The formal celebrations began on 1 September 2014 when The Marchioness of Salisbury, Patron of The Chartered Institute of Horticulture, hosted a Garden Party at Hatfield House to celebrate the grant of the Royal Charter, by Her Majesty the Queen. The Garden Party was a ‘thank you’ for Institute members, stakeholders, influential friends and sector partners for their support during the application for Chartership and a celebration of this landmark moment in the…

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First carbon neutral glasshouse open to the public in the UK

The new carbon neutral Alitex glasshouse at Logan Botanic Gardens in Scotland (one of four gardens which sit under the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh parentage) has proved to be a big hit with visitors since its recent opening at the end of June this year. John Lawson, Director of Alitex, who was involved with the project from the outset said: “The Logan structure breaks new boundaries as it is the first public glasshouse in the UK to be entirely heated by green energy. In order to reduce environmental impact the Logan glasshouse is heated by an air source heat pump,…

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The Royal Parks at University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is delighted to be collaborating with The Royal Parks and The Royal Parks Guild to host this year’s Royal Parks Apprenticeship Scheme Awards Celebration. On the 10th September The Royal Parks will come to Greenwich’s Maritime campus for their annual graduation ceremony. The Royal Parks Apprenticeship Scheme offers work-place learning in one of the eight Royal Parks across London, providing entry into a career in horticulture and open space management. The collaboration is the first of several planned between the Landscape Architecture programmes at the university and The Royal Parks. The relationship was initiated by University…

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Round Wood offers discounts on Heveatech engineered decking

As an introductory promotion, Round Wood of Mayfield are offering a 10 per cent discount on the eco-friendly Heveatech Engineered Decking Boards they are now exclusively supplying to the UK market. Their 145 x 20mm FSC Certified Heveatech decking has a list price of £44.50/m², but is currently available at £40.05/m². If you are looking for a wider board, their 195 x 20mm is now on offer at £43.65, reduced from £48.50/m². Heveatech is proving to be a popular innovation in the decking market. Unlike other environmentally friendly options it boasts an authentic, natural appearance, is exceedingly durable and is…

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Park garden to tackle social isolation within elderly

Thousands of pounds could be spent on a Sowerby Bridge sensory garden to help tackle the growing social isolation issue amongst our elderly.  Environmental charity, Groundwork, has announced it will unlock a £10,000 ‘treasure chest’ in their X Marks the Spot campaign – encouraging people to celebrate treasured spaces in their community for the benefit of people’s health and wellbeing. But to release the cash, the community must do some fundraising. For every £1 raised, Groundwork will match fund this by £2; up to a maximum of £5,000. Beech Road Recreation Ground park was developed by a group of local…

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American research scientist to present seminar at Barcham

Research social scientist Dr Kathleen Wolf of the College of the Environment, University of Washington (Seattle USA), is to present a seminar on Friday 19 September at Barcham Trees’ Ely nursery.  Entitled ‘Trees for a better human habitat, evidence of health benefits’, the event, which will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm, is free to tree care professionals on a first-come, first-served basis, and includes both complimentary breakfast and lunch. Dr Wolf conducts studies to understand better the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban eco-systems based on the principles of environmental psychology.  Her aim is to discover ,understand and communicate…

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Turfgrass Growers Association in drive to get more members

The Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA) is embarking upon a major recruitment drive to encourage growers to get involved with its work.  Formed in 1996 the TGA has successfully represented, promoted and defended its members, and the industry, on planning issues crop protection and water issues as well as providing a platform for speakers at its many events. TGA Chairman, Robert Adcock, says “The TGA is now recognised as the voice of the turfgrass industry and we want to get more companies involved.  Going forward there will be many more challenges for us to face and we will be a stronger…

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SureSet launches at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre

SureSet UK Ltd. manufactures and installs high quality permeable resin bound paving for residential and commercial projects across the UK. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paving, ideas or advice for your project, a visit to SureSet’s new permanent Stand (TV 154) will certainly inspire you.   “It’s great news to see another option for visitors to our Centre with this great permeable paving solution. “People are more aware of problems with flooding, and the answers.  Councils are being proactive and introducing legislation to ensure that driveways and paving are permeable. I am sure SureSet…

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