My Twitter Feed

June 25, 2018

Latest:

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

Five key garden design trends from the society of garden designer awards 2017

How will our gardens grow in 2018? What are the new trends in garden design right now?  Inspiration can be found in the award-winning gardens revealed at this year’s Society of Garden Designers Awards, where some of the best landscape and garden design projects were celebrated. Planter Gardening – Bold, multi-layered steel planting systems were key features in two of the award-winning gardens at the Society of Garden Designer Awards this year. Designer Emily Erlam used blocks of angular steel planters, deep filled with plants, shrubs and trees to create a densely planted roof terrace, while Ian Kitson FSGD snaked sculptural Corten…

Read More

Isola Garden Design moves to Stoneleigh Park

An award-winning garden design and landscape company has put down new roots in Warwickshire. Isola Garden Design has moved to Stoneleigh Park, which is home to a number of leading national organisations within the land-based sector including the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). The company was founded by James Brash, from Leamington, in 2006 and has since built an impressive portfolio of high-end garden design and builds for private homes across Warwickshire, Solihull, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Isola is known for its innovative and thoughtful designs, from traditional country to contemporary townhouse gardens. Its accolades include a Silver Gilt…

Read More

Call for entries for new Future Spaces category at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018

tatton

The prestigious RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 kicks off on Wednesday 18 July, and this year, a brand-new category is being introduced – Future Spaces. This calls people from across the landscaping sector to push boundaries and make use of innovative concepts to design a futuristic outdoor space. There is still time to enter and receive industry recognition for being a part of the renowned flower show and have the opportunity to showcase extraordinary talent and artistic flair. Once entries for applications close in late March to early April, three gardens will be selected to receive a grant of…

Read More

Winners announced at SGD Awards 2017

SGD Awards

The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the SGD Awards 2017 at its sixth annual award ceremony in London. Robert Myers MSGD was presented with the most prestigious award of the night, winning the Grand Award for The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace; while Matt Keightley MSGD won three awards including the distinguished Judges’ Award for his eastern-inspired Tyre Hill House Garden; and visionary Spanish designer Fernando Caruncho was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In total, 17 designers were presented with awards across 19 categories including accolades for the best Large Residential Garden, Healing &…

Read More

Tony Benger Landscaping efficiency improves with mobile field service management solution

Tony Benger Landscaping

Devon-based Tony Benger Landscaping started to use Re-flow to manage its team of 50 last year, and it has already helped to improve the company’s efficiency. The software provides the award-winning firm with the means to manage its staff’s workflow digitally through a mobile app. Each operative working onsite can access their job details and complete project task lists and forms including vehicle inspections, daily record sheets (hours and materials etc), site briefings, toolbox talks and risk assessments, all through their mobile phone or tablet. Re-flow speeds up processes by creating a completely digital audit trail from management to staff and…

Read More

Design revealed for RHS Chelsea industry exhibit

The design has been revealed for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show industry showcase exhibit entitled “40 Sunbury Road”. As featured in The Sun gardening supplement on Saturday, plans are progressing well for the first back garden exhibit at the Great Pavilion at Chelsea. “40 Sunbury Road” is run in conjunction with Peter Seabrook and The Sun and is a celebration of Peter’s 40 years working at the newspaper. The objective of the project is to create a typical, modest suburban back garden that consumers can relate to, whilst at the same time inspire and provide some new and interesting ideas…

Read More

Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp

park

Stanley Park is looking amazing following a multi-million pound makeover. A £3.2m project has been completed to give the park a makeover, on top of the £14m investment made between 2007 and 2009. This investment included the restoration of Isla Gladstone Conservatory. The work that has been done is also a key part in the £260m Anfield Project regeneration scheme. It has put new life into the world-famous landmark, making it a place everybody needs to see. Children from the nearby Four Oaks Primary School helped create the new gardens of the park, with the renovation including the historic Dahlia…

Read More

Eco-friendly Artist’s house clad in Kebony

Kebony

Danish architectural firm Cubo has recently completed an artist’s residence that offers free accommodation to artists for two weeks at a time, while also functioning as an open-door workshop and exhibition space for the artists who are staying to show off their work. Covered in sustainable Kebony wood, this unique ‘Artist’s House’ overlooks the attractive port of Tyskerhavn in the Danish town of Hvide Sande. The house, which is owned and run by the local tourist board, Holmsland Klit Turistforening, seems to be becoming a huge success with artists and the local community, with bookings already filled up every week…

Read More

First time designer wins Silver at RHS Hampton Court

Immerse Garden

The Immerse garden, designed by first-time show garden designer Cherry Carmen and built and sponsored by Living Landscapes, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the world’s largest annual flower show. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show opened its doors to the public yesterday, Tuesday 5 July 2016, and all those involved in the garden have enjoyed speaking to visitors about the concept, the planting and impressive water feature and the garden’s links to the UK’s only charity dedicated to looking after horticulturists in times of need. The garden team also enjoyed meeting Perennial’s Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra, KG, GCVO….

Read More

Thomas Hoblyn returns to RHS Chelsea with Tamil Nadu-inspired garden for lifeworks global

Award-winning landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn will bring a Tamil Nadu-inspired kitchen garden to the Discovery Zone at RHS Chelsea 2016 for the not-for-profit organisation Lifeworks Global. The Lifeworks Global Garden will depict a life-changing environmental solution for the impoverished villages of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The garden will show how organic farming practices, traditional crop production and water-filtering techniques could help rid families of malnutrition and replenish natural resources in the region. Designed as a kitchen garden, it will sit within a distressed architectural frame, representing a typical Tamil Nadu village home. The frame will be teeming…

Read More