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April 24, 2018

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Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

New pocket guides make local planning easy

To help explain the latest Government reforms to the English planning system, a series of new guides and events are helping lead people through the planning labyrinth. The new series of three pocket guides make it clear how people can influence the future of the area in which they live [1]. They detail how people can contribute to both neighbourhood and local plans, and describe how to respond to planning applications. Complementing these guides are a series of local events being run across the country by local branches of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association…

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Jo Malone celebrate British gardens with ‘London Blooms’ collection

Lucky beauty editors got an early taste of spring when one of Jo Malone’s distinctive cream and black boxes arrived with a cargo of exquisite new floral scents. Although Jo Malone is known for its fabulous florals – Wild Bluebell or Red Roses anyone? – London Blooms, the new collection, is breakaway in that it’s entirely dedicated to British garden blooms and its packaging unashamedly reflects that: the limited edition bottles that carry the three new fragrances are covered in découpage-like flowers that reflect the juices – peony, white lilac, rhubarb, Lady Moore, geranium, rose and moss. It’s a daring…

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Green walls create new urban jungles

Vertical gardens are cropping up all over cities these days, transforming drab urban facades into vibrant jungles of color. These lush expanses have found their way onto the walls — both inside and out — on numerous sites in recent years revitalizing public buildings, hotels, offices and even a multi-storey car park in Netherlands. Aside from their pleasing aesthetic qualities, vertical gardens could also deliver more practical benefits says Mark Laurence, creative director at Biotecture, a UK company who design and build green walls. “The market is rapidly moving into looking at how they can provide eco-system services and green…

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Chelsea Judges

Report from Andy Stergeon: I have recently heard that the judging is being changed at Chelsea this year because the judging was not up to scratch in 2011.  The most experienced judge was not present and there was not a suitably experienced replacement.  Consequently the tried and tested judging process partially failed for the first time.  A gold medal was awarded to one garden which clearly didn’t deserve it and one or maybe two gardens which should probably have been Gold were only awarded silver gilt. The knee jerk reaction from the RHS following several complaints has been to change…

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BOWLES & WYER CONTRACTS TO RETURN TO RHS CHELSEA

After their success at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning landscape contractors Bowles & Wyer Contracts have been commissioned to build a second show garden for landscape and garden designer Thomas Hoblyn. The company will be building the Arthritis Research UK Garden for the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show, following their successful working relationship with Hoblyn on the Homebase Memories of Cornwall Garden last year. The Arthritis Research UK Garden, which is one of 18 show gardens at the 2012 show, has been inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Italy and will use water as a central theme incorporating…

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UK-Manchester: landscaping work

NOMA is the mixed-use redevelopment project being led by The Cooperative Group. It will transform 20 acres of Manchester’s Northern Gateway into a remodeled and truly mixed use area anchored by large corporate office occupiers, retail, residential and leisure users. NOMA will be built at a cost of 800 000 000 GBP over 10-15 years on land owned by The cooperative group in the north of Manchester’s city centre. The Cooperative Group’s principle of ‘profit for a purpose, putting people and communities first’ is at the heart of NOMA. The works shall provide a new high quality and vibrant public…

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Manchester Airport City

Designated as one of the UK Government’s new Enterprise Zones last March, the Airport City project has received a substantial amount of interest and the detailed masterplan created by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) with Urban Strategies Inc., Drivers Jonas Deloitte, and Jones Lang LaSalle, including 5Plus Architects, AECOM, Davis Langdon and Planit. The masterplan sets out the vision to transform Manchester Airport from a transport hub into an international business destination. Building on the global connectivity offered by the airport location, the 150-acre regeneration scheme will deliver over five-million square feet of new high-quality business premises, with the aim of attracting…

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Gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry

Top gardeners need long training, dedication and artistry. So at least pay them respect, says Mary Keen. Finding a good gardener at the right price can be a problem, even for the Queen. A “senior gardener” job at Buckingham Palace was recently advertised with a salary of £17,000, only months after virtually the same role, offered with a salary of £15,750, attracted no takers. As a garden designer, part of my job is to make sure that once made, a garden can be maintained, and I’m often asked how much gardeners are paid. The short answer is anything from £12,000…

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Vectorworks 2012 Software Wins Construction Computing “One to Watch” Award

Vectorworks 2012 software was honored at this year’s Construction Computing Awards ceremony as the winner of the “One to Watch” product award. In addition, Computers Unlimited, the Vectorworks distributor in the U.K., was runner up for Channel Partner of the Year 2011. “We’re thrilled to receive this honor,” said Stewart Rom, Chief Marketing Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks. “We’ve strived to make the Vectorworks 2012 program the ideal solution for designers in the AEC community with continued improvements to our 3D, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and rendering capabilities, and it’s an honor to be recognized by the Construction Computing Awards. We’re…

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Brett Brochure Paves The Way To Inspire In 2012

Brett Landscaping has launched its Gardens & Drives brochure for 2012, designed to make gardening and landscaping accessible for everyone. This free glossy magazine which will be available at merchants across the country, is not only aimed at driving sales for stockists and business for Brett’s Approved installers, but to inspire and encourage homeowners to make the most of their gardens and driveways. There is something for everyone in this vibrant new guide which features stunning photography of landscaping projects undertaken by Brett Approved installers during 2011. Information for consumers on what they need to do when planning home improvements,…

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