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April 23, 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

Stevenage secures developer for £350m town centre regeneration

Stevenage

Stevenage Borough Council has appointed developer Mace to undertake the first phase of an ambitious town centre regeneration programme, with construction expected to start next year. Mace was selected as the successful partner following a tendering process that saw three other national developers competing for the work. The scheme brings around £350m of private investment into the town and the planned development is for the western side of the town centre where the council offices, the Plaza, bus station and several surface car parks are currently located. Mace’s scheme, which celebrates the heritage of the New Town while bringing it into the…

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Dundee school submits winning garden design

Dundee

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that pupils from Grove Academy, Dundee, have been selected as winners of the nationwide competition to Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden, which will see them now bring their creations to life for display at the Gardening Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh this June. Schools from across Scotland were invited to enter the competition, which saw pupils encouraged to develop designs for a garden that reflects the 2018 theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, utilising plants that can be eaten and attract biodiversity, and reusing materials which would otherwise be thrown away….

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Indoor Garden Design reveals co-creation with IKEA for RHS Chelsea 2018

Award-winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery area of The Grand Pavilion at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits. The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment. The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how…

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University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition launches

Dublin

University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) today launched the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. This is a global search for an integrated design team for two much-needed initiatives. Firstly, to create an Entrance Precinct Masterplan, a strong urban design vision that foregrounds a highly-visible and welcoming entrance precinct, one combining placemaking with a stronger physical presence and identity for the University. And, secondly, to devise a concept design for a charismatic yet integrated new 8,000m² building that expresses the University’s creativity: a making and learning lab, the Centre for Creative Design. Known as Ireland’s…

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced

Tatton

From 18-22 July, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park, supported by Bruntwood, will return to Cheshire’s 1,000 acre Deer Park with a bumper year to celebrate the Show’s 20th anniversary, featuring an array of new content from the scary to the spectacular. For the very first time, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park invites visitors to step inside ‘The Poisonous Garden’ and discover the gruesome and deadly nature of some of the UK’s best loved plants. Daring visitors can surround themselves with peril as plants and flowers drip from the ceiling in the ‘poison tunnel’ or get lured…

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Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures

Award-winning garden designers Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson have announced that, although they will continue to collaborate, they will be focusing on separate ventures going forward. In 2008 Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson launched Wilson McWilliam Studio. Simultaneously, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Mark Gregory launched The London College of Garden Design. Wilson McWilliam Studio is acknowledged to be one of the leading design studios in the UK, winning 24 awards nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. The studio has produced outstanding and experimental work and created a huge range of successful private gardens and landscapes both…

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Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan

Gillespies

Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community…

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The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

RHS Malvern

RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden designer, Olivia Kirk, is creating her first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the re-development of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester. Olivia, who runs a design practice in Herefordshire, has three RHS Chelsea Medals including Gold and has designed many private and public space gardens around the UK. The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern, which runs from 10-13 May 2018, will take visitors on a journey through time, using a series of planted ‘exhibition spaces’. The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by…

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Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer

Cheltenham

Work is set to begin this summer on improving Cheltenham High Street, including the use of natural stone paving, new seating, trees and a performance space. The designs, which are now well advanced, will go on public exhibition in March. They will replace the existing mix of concrete and tarmac infill with new natural stone paving across the full width of the street, creating a flat comfortable walking area with improved surface drainage. The new paving will be complimented by raised beds, planted with large trees and shrubs and incorporating new seating and other street furniture. Additionally, two new areas…

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LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury

LDA Design

LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns. LDA Design, the creative consultancy behind masterplans for Exeter and Plymouth as well as the London 2012 Olympic Park, will work alongside three project partners – Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council – to develop a masterplan that builds on visioning work carried out to date, including public consultation where over 2,500 comments and ideas were collected. Shrewsbury has long been the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales. It has a strong independent retail and food offer and…

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