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April 21, 2018

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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

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Chelsea Flower Show seizure garden backed by epilepsy charities

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Epilepsy Society and Young Epilepsy welcome the opportunity to shine a spotlight on epilepsy, through the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, designed by RHS gold medal winning designer, Kati Crome at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden celebrates the lives of two women born almost 100 years apart. But though the women lived radically different lives, they both had one thing in common – epilepsy. Jenny Morris, daughter of Victorian designer, artist and social reformer William Morris, developed epilepsy in 1876, although her condition remained a well-kept family secret due to the stigma of epilepsy. Leslie Forbes, journalist,…

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SMAR Architecture Studio appointed to design Science Island

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Kaunas City Municipality announced this week the appointment of SMAR Architecture Studio, based in Australia and Spain, to design Lithuania’s new National Science and Innovation Centre, known colloquially as Science Island. SMAR was the highest ranked of three winners in the Science Island International Design Contest, which attracted 144 teams from 44 countries and was the most popular design competition ever held in Lithuania. The appointment completes the Negotiated Procedure without Publication of a Contract Notice – the second stage of the process following the original Design Contest; both processes were run to Lithuanian procurement regulations. The new €25m science centre is…

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Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

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Project Details Project: One Tower Bridge Location: London, UK Architect: Squire and Partners External Works Contractor: Maylim Client: Berkeley Group Project status: Completed 2017 Maylim was awarded the external works contract for the Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development, totalling over 8,000m², phased over 14 zones. These included extensive public interface and remodelling Potters Fields Park. The intricate £6m project was Maylim’s first ever entry at the BALI National Landscape Awards, and the One Tower Bridge project walked away with the association’s Principal Award for Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m. Maylim also won the coveted Grand Award, as the project…

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Green Living Spaces feature launches at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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New to RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018, the Green Living Spaces feature, in association with London Stone and Hortus Loci, embraces contemporary living, showing how first time buyers and renters can green up their limited space and bring the outside in. Two balconies, two patios and an interior room will be packed with inspiring ideas for festival goers to take home with them. The designers will create spaces that are functional, beautiful and portable, ensuring the garden can travel with those moving houses. RHS ambassador, Jamie Butterworth and mentor of Green Living Spaces, said: “More people are on the move…

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Fighting the war on garden plastics

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Interior designer, Claire Rendall, is developing a range of luxury garden furniture using recycled plastic rescued from the sea. The war on plastic is just starting with Theresa May’s crackdown – Claire Rendall has been developing the range in conjunction with Van De Sant for over a year to launch in the UK. The mission is to rescue unused plastic clogging up the sea and turn it into a positive upcycle. The range of luxury garden furniture appeals to consumers who want fine design and help the environment at the same time. It is estimated that eight million tons of…

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Art prodigy teams up with Hillier at this years Chelsea Flower Show

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March 2018 – Kieron Williamson, a 15-year-old from Norfolk, is one of the world’s most sought after young art professionals with a global waiting list of art enthusiasts that eagerly look forward to his next masterpiece. Kieron’s first painting sold for a phenomenal £14,000 when he was just six years old; he has featured extensively on worldwide television, websites and in newspapers and his work has been secured for many prestigious private collections, including Royalty. The wait for his next piece is almost over as Kieron has announced his next project. He will be appearing at the RHS Chelsea Flower…

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The Society of Garden Designers pays tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE

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‘I strive to create proportions that are correct in the design to realise a comfortable space for whoever the user, and to ensure that the house which the design surrounds sits comfortably within its embrace.’  John Brookes FSGD MBE. An icon of garden design, it is not an exaggeration to say that John Brookes FSGD MBE has influenced us all as designers. Brookes enjoyed a breathtakingly diverse and broad career from the late 1950’s working until his death last week leading the way forward from traditional to modern garden design. His association with gardens started with his parents, growing vegetables…

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Arid cities must rethink planning and design to remain viable

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Arup is calling on arid cities to move on from a 1950s paradigm of city planning and design, or face becoming increasingly less habitable as they become drier. The report urges cities to learn from innovative developments around the world, such as industrial-scale fog and dew harvesting and cooling pavements that can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 7 degrees. Almost a third of the world’s land surface is classified as ‘arid’ and this area is set to increase as climate change brings more frequent, extreme weather events, such as drought. The authors warn that technologies of the last century,…

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Remembering John Brookes

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John Brookes, FSGD and MBE has passed away at the age of 84. Renowned across the industry for nigh on creating the garden design profession, John began designing gardens back in the 1950s and completed projects all over the world. In tribute to his legacy, The Garden Museum has introduced an exhibition called: ‘John Brookes – The Man Who Made the Modern Garden’, which will be open until 25 March 2018. The exhibition displays works across his 55-year-long career, from early ‘grid’ designs to his more recent projects. Aiming to inspire the new wave of garden designers, John had published…

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Scandi style explored by Viking and Stephen Hall

The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 Viking, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, returns to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 as headline sponsor for the third year. This year’s show garden is the Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden, designed by multi-award winning Stephen Hall. The garden is inspired by the Nordic landscape and the profound relationship between nature and wellbeing. It celebrates traditional Nordic wellbeing rituals and brims with traditional plants and herbs with medicinal benefits that are used in Scandinavian cooking – a sanctuary for both…

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