June 25, 2017

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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

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LI launches scheme to encourage new entrants

The LI Ambassador for Landscape scheme is an exciting opportunity for Landscape Institute members to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, and to demonstrate the creative and rewarding career options open to them. This is a really exciting time to be part of the landscape architecture profession, with high employment rates and a wide range of roles available, the career path is a very practical option. The LI-accredited university courses need more students to ensure a good supply of future professionals. ‘Landscape architecture is a very easy thing to make interesting and engaging,’ says Amanda McDermott, a member of…

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Green-fingered organisation create garden for Southport Flower Show

A green-fingered Wigan organisation has created an innovative garden to be exhibited at the popular Southport Flower Show. Designed by Groundwork in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Homes, the garden is part of the planned environmental works at Alexander House. It is being built by apprentices from the organisation’s build team and is based on a huge 15 piece slider puzzle toy. This not only means that its appearance can be changed, but that the garden can also be used in different ways, by different users. Groundwork’s landscape architect and designer Ste Allan said: “We wanted to create a garden…

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Wyevale Nurseries picks up on garden do-it-for-me trend

The do-it-for-me (DIFM) trend is emerging not only alongside DIY but in the garden industry too, says Wyevale Nurseries, which believes the move will see a bigger demand for garden designers and landscapers. In response it has now launched a new garden design and domestic landscape sales department and appointed Adrian Hoare as garden design & domestic landscape sales manager. He has been with the company for 30 years. Sales and marketing director Adam Dunnett said: “Adrian will be able to give guidance to customers on plant selection, sourcing product and finding solutions to fill the most challenging landscape designs.”…

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Nine Elms on the South Bank – 2015 Open Days

Nine Elms on the South Bank is the £15 billion opportunity area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge, and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. The area will be transformed from one of the capital’s last remaining industrial districts into a world-class destination right in the heart of London.  Already home to Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station, the area will also be home to the new Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the new U.S. Embassy. Underutilised industrial land is making way for new public squares, parks, schools, Tube stations, homes, and businesses, which will…

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From TV presenter to garden designer – Cotswold Kate scoops gardening prize

She’s been an actress, TV presenter, model and Mrs Heartbeat, but now Cotswold celebrity Kate Durr is adding another string to her bow – as a garden designer. Despite being just seven weeks into a year-long diploma course at the Cotswold Gardening School to train to become a professional garden designer, Kate has won a chance to build a garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in early May. The former presenter of Guinness World Records alongside Ian Wright has been busy raising children recently, but took up garden designing earlier this year. She has been named the winner of the…

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The Vikings Flourish at Chelsea

Viking Cruises partner with TV garden designer Alan Gardner to create ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Designed by multi-award winning landscape architect Alan Gardner, ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ celebrates the launch of Viking Cruises’ first ocean ship, the Viking Star. Viking Cruises returns to the world famous garden show following the 2014 success of the artisan ‘Viking Cruises Norse Garden’, which was awarded a silver gilt medal. ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ will transport you to the energy, colour and dynamism of the ocean. Multiple polished surfaces will reflect…

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Arts, business and horticultural leaders back Garden Bridge as planting and maintenance plans progress

Arts, business and horticultural leaders have spoken about their support for the Garden Bridge and the opportunities it presents people living and working in London as well as those visiting the capital. Teams from Kew Gardens and The Courtauld Institute are among those highlighting the value of the project, as the tender for the procurement, planting and maintenance of the 6,000sqm footbridge gets under way. The Garden Bridge will link Temple on the Northbank across to the South Bank, situated between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges, creating a new green space which is free and open to all. It will include…

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Accolade for Cornish career-switch garden designer

A Cornish garden designer has been recognised for a scheme to revitalise Plymouth civic centre. Jo Midwinter, who graduated last year from HND Garden and Landscape Design from Duchy College and taught by TV ‘city gardener’ Matt James, has won the Society of Garden Designers Student Award. It recognises the country’s most promising new designers. Jo was recognised for her final coursework project to breathe new life into Plymouth’s unloved Geoffrey Jellicoe post-war urban landscape. The civic centre square was originally designed to evoke a spirit of optimism in the modern era. Jo designed a scheme with ‘new perennial’ planting…

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Gardens inspired by ‘An English Country Garden’ theme

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is giving three talented young designers the chance to demonstrate their take on an English country garden as part of the RHS Young Designer of the Year Competition at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22 – 26 July). The competition gives young inspiring garden designers, aged 28 years and under, the chance to kick-start their careers and gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show. This year’s quintessential theme of ‘An English Country Garden’ allows designers to use English country garden style as inspiration to create their own Show Garden, and compete for the title…

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Subtropical drama in a teacup unveiled by newcomer at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Newcomer to the world of garden design, Georgina Chahed will be realising her vision of a subtropical border entitled ‘The Teacup Garden’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live (11-14 June 2015). Georgina Chahed set up her practice Touch Landscapes in December 2013 and the Teacup Garden will be her first Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) display. Beating off competition from rivals, the design has been given the green light by show organisers, the RHS. Working to the category theme, the ‘Industrial Heritage of the West Midlands’, the design takes inspiration from the rich heritage of Wedgwood. Garden designer Georgina Chahed commented: “I…

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