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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Garden designer Paul Bangay at home

Paul Bangay is a celebrated landscape designer with his skills in demand in Australia and abroad. He opens the doors to his property in Central Victoria and talks about his design philosophy and influences.  “Do you have an affinity with your home?” he asks. His question is not inquisitive but rather a way to evoke feeling as he explains the impact his home and garden, the impressive Stonefields in Central Victoria, has on his life. ‘He’ is celebrated landscape designer and author Paul Bangay, whose skills are in demand in Australia and abroad. On meeting you quickly discover he is as…

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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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Landscape collaboration brings new gallery to life in Somerset

The prestigious new gallery and arts centre Hauser & Wirth Somerset features a landscape designed by local landscape practice PU+H Landscape Design Consultancy in collaboration with celebrated master plantsman Piet Oudolf. International gallery owner Hauser & Wirth has restored and developed a derelict farm complex in the village of Bruton into a vibrant new cultural centre with a ‘dynamic and extensive’ prairie-style meadow. Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf was commissioned to design the landscape concept and planting, with PU+H – as interface designer and landscape project manager – realising the project. Together, they ‘sought to turn the gallery’s landscape into an…

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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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Garden City design wins £250,000 for company

After winning a £250,000 prize for a design to turn Oxford into a “garden city”, Nicholas Falk said his job has just begun. His consultancy, URBED, won the second annual Wolfson Economic Prize, which asked: “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” Using Oxford as a case study, Dr Falk, who studied at Oxford University, proposed building thousands of new homes in four planned extensions to the city. These would be north of Abingdon, south of Blackbird Leys, East of Headington and north of Kidlington. The 19th-century garden city movement championed balanced…

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Potter’s rural garden casts a late-season spell

Stephen Baughan of Aston Pottery near Bampton in Oxfordshire has the energy of 10 men. He regularly works 16-hour days and divides his time between making hand-decorated ceramics and creating a wow-factor garden. He says that his garden is there to please visitors to the pottery, although I think it might be a personal passion that just happens to please the visitors as well. When he talks about planting up a long border, though, he has drawn out a plan as meticulous as any of the pottery’s stencilled designs. He personally ordered the hundreds of plants required, cleared the land,…

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Green-fingered housing service plans to grow the appeal of its gardens

GARDENS are set to be transformed throughout Scotland following an extensive, back-to-basics, grounds maintenance review by care and housing experts.  Blackwood, which provides services to thousands of people with specialist needs and requirements, has embarked on the major project after consulting its tenants and care users. Sharon Brady-Wardrope, asset manager at Blackwood, said: “We know that some of our residents can’t get out and about as much as they would like so their gardens are a crucial part of their lives. “We want to ensure we offer them a safe and pleasant outdoor space for them to enjoy, so our…

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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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Improvements to ‘jewel in the crown’ botanic garden will pay off

Multi-million pound improvements planned for the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been welcomed by community leaders. It was announced this week that the Camarthenshire attraction has been given the green light to begin the first stage of its £6.7 million plan to restore its historic Regency landscape. The project aims to uncover the origins of Middleton Hall — the 568-acre estate that the garden now occupies. And with it could come jobs and investment community leaders say. Carmarthenshire council leader Kevin Madge said: “The gardens are renowned throughout Wales as one of the jewels in the crown.” “I really welcome the…

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