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

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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