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June 25, 2018

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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

Show garden medals announced at second RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has today awarded medals to the five show gardens featuring at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, partnered by Wedgwood. One Gold medal was awarded to ‘The Great Outdoors’ garden by Phil Hirst. Three Silver Gilt medals were awarded to the John Deere: 100 Years of Tractors Garden by Elspeth Stockwell and Jo Fairfax, the Macmillan Cancer Support Legacy Garden by Michael Coley and the CCLA: A Family Garden by Amanda Waring and Laura Arison. A Silver medal was awarded to Hay Time in the Dales by Chris Myers. In addition to the Gold medal, ‘The…

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Paul Hervey-Brookes’ inspiration behind the Brewin Dolphin Installation at RHS Chatsworth

In this video, acclaimed garden designer Paul Hervery-Brookes takes us through his inspiration behind his ground-breaking Brewin Dolphin Installation at RHS Chatsworth 2018. He goes on to talk about the planting that has been selected for it and the joys of working with local business.

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Scene is set for a sumptuous summer at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens

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Gardens expected to flourish after the rain with glorious displays of summer flowers Following the recent thunderstorms, this summer is set to be a lush affair, with the late spring rainfall keeping gardens looking green and fresh and plants growing well. Clematis, dahlias, delphiniums, hydrangeas, ligularia, lilies, penstemon, phlox, sweet peas and roses are the top ten most likely flowers to flourish from well-watered roots. Guy Barter, chief horticulturist, Royal Horticultural Society, said: “Barring an unexpected drought, we can look forward to a glorious summer for plants, especially British favourites such as roses. The rain does mean more work for…

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Johnsons of Whixley joins Chris Myers and Dales charity for Chatsworth Flower Show

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A local horticultural nursey has joined forces with TV’s ‘off-grid’ gardener to create a garden for the upcoming Chatsworth Flower Show, while rallying support for a Yorkshire Dales preservation charity. Johnsons of Whixley has donated £2,000 worth of plants to award-winning garden designer, Chris Myers, to create his show garden, which is inspired by the Dales. The garden, named ‘Hay time in the Dales’, will feature a cottage, a meadow of wildflowers, broadleaved trees and herbaceous perennials. The project aims to raise awareness of the work undertaken by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, a charity that supports the well-being of…

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Plant designs at Clerkenwell Design Week

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As mentioned before, biophilia was quite the buzz-word during the past few days of the Clerkenwell annual Design Festival. This year, it has been heard a great many more many times – with highly valid reasoning. Plants at Work member, Plant Designs London, spread the word with a presentation at their client, furniture company Koleksiyon’s event. Speaking to an intimate group of visitors, account manager Sam from Plant Designs explained the concept of biophilia and the importance of plants within this mix. ‘Literally meaning ‘love of life’, biophilia is the theory that as humans we need to be connected to…

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Winner announced in the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Garden competition

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The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation (WGCCF) has chosen Heather Appleton of Appleton & Co Design as the winner in a competition to design a Centenary Garden which will have its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2020 and then return to the town for all to enjoy. Appleton & Co was chosen from a shortlist of four design teams selected from over 80 competition entries. The shortlisted design teams included Mazullo + Russell Landscape Design, Richard Riddell Garden & Landscape Design and Williams & Towner Studio. David Green, chair of the Judging Panel, commented: “All the entries in the final judging…

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Grant Associates showcases 20 years of collaborative design with London exhibition

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Grant Associates is to showcase 20 years of collaborative design work with an exhibition at architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ West London base, 4 to 29 June 2018. Collaborative by Nature will be open to the public and feature a selection of projects presented by Grant Associates in partnership with Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) and communication design agency Thomas Matthews. The three design studios have collaborated on a range of projects inspired by nature, ecology and conservation ever since they worked together on The Earth Centre in Doncaster in 1997 – the year in which Andrew Grant founded Grant…

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American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion

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Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP are collaborating to present ‘MultiPly’, a modular cross-laminated tulipwood pavilion, in the Sackler courtyard of the V&A from 15 September. ‘MultiPly’, one of London Design Festival’s Landmark projects, will be comprised of a maze-like series of interconnected spaces that overlap and intertwine, and will encourage visitors to re-think the way we design and build our homes and cities. The three-dimensional structure will be built out of a flexible system, made of 17 modules of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) with digitally fabricated joints. Like a piece of flat-packed furniture,…

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Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden

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Borde Hill is celebrating its 125th year since Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke purchased the estate and created the Garden. This summer will feature an event programme offering a feast for the senses, celebrating art, creativity and imagination throughout July, August and September. Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, owner and managing director said: “To celebrate our special anniversary and the beauty of our Garden, which has been carefully planted and tended for 125 years, we want visitors to experience something extra special this year and are offering a wide variety of arts and music events, both free and ticketed, to make it a…

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Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

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The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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