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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

The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea

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The Wuhan Water Garden may be the most eye-catching Show Garden at the largest Triangle Site. Designed to be walked around and viewed from all sides, the Garden will evoke a unique journey for visitors to China’s Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan. Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape architect Patrick Collins collaborated in designing the Garden which is inspired by China’s ‘City of 100 Lakes’- Wuhan, whose culture and development has long been associated with water. Wuhan is the capital of central China, situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces with a population of over…

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Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea

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The National Park Authority’s newest ranger has joined a team of seasoned landscapers and horticulturalists in London, to help create the Welcome to Yorkshire show-garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 24-year-old Tom Hickey from Earby landed his access ranger job this month, after spending two years gaining a wealth of practical skills and experience through a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Rural Apprenticeship, supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. This week he is helping to build a show garden inspired by his home turf, and which has been sponsored by the…

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Geraniums at the Door, Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell Chelsea Fringe

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Pelargonium for Europe announces Geraniums at the Door – an installation for Chelsea Fringe, garlanding the entrance of the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, one of the most photographed doorways in London, with 200 geraniums in deepest burgundy to palest pink. The installation is co-designed by award winning garden designers, Claudia de Yong and Indoor Garden Design, to celebrate geraniums, the ubiquitous summer bloom, decorating the ironwork high above the doorway and stretching down to ground level in a burst of vivid colour. Added to this are traditional horticultural elements of ivy and box, interwoven with aged, vintage wood and some…

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Living wall designed by Daniel Bell helps Stockholm nightclub improve acoustics

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A trendy outdoor nightclub in Stockholm unveiled its new look at its summer opening party on 4 May, 2018, designed by Daniel Bell Landskap to improve both audio and visual ambiance. As the surrounding neighbourhood develops, Trädgården needed to reduce ambient noise. They turned to Daniel Bell Landskap for its expertise in living walls, which have been proven to act as sound barriers that absorb up to 40% of sound. Tucked under a major highway, the living wall covers the concrete highway pillars and the original farmhouse that now overlooks the property. As part of the project, Trädgården is also installing a…

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New Therapeutic Garden opening at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey

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The Mayor of Runnymede Councillor Chaudri and other dignitaries were present on 9 May 2018 to celebrate the official opening of the new Therapeutic Garden at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey. The garden was donated by Twickenham based landscape contractors Kingston Landscape Group with the design by Teddington landscape architects Outerspace. The aim of the garden is to provide therapeutic activities and a calming safe space for inpatients at the Abraham Cowley Mental Health Unit, which is run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. MD Steve Evans drives past the unit every day on his way to work and felt…

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10 inspirational Instagram accounts for garden design

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Members of the Society of Garden Designers are among some of the finest green-fingered users of Instagram with feeds that offer a rich vein of inspiration for garden enthusiasts. Here are 10 feeds guaranteed to fuel creativity. For daily garden design up-dates from all the Society’s designers, follow the Society of Garden Designers at @societyofgardendesigners Kate Gould MSGD A plant-lovers paradise from multi-award-winning designer Kate Gould.  Consistently brimming with planting inspiration, Kate’s feed celebrates the natural world at its delectable best. @kategouldgardens  Sheila Jack Sheila Jack’s tastefully curated feed is evidence of her past career as a glossy magazine art director. Winner of the…

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Gin garden unveiled by Silent Pool at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Silent Pool, the multi-award-winning Intricately Realised gin, will be unveiling an exquisite garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22 to 26 May), designed by gardener David Neale and created by his company Neale Richards Garden Design. Made with a delicate blend of 24 botanicals and bottled on-site in the beautiful, rural landscape of the Surrey Hills, Silent Pool Gin draws inspiration directly from its unique surroundings. The Silent Pool Gin Garden reflects this ethos, mixing sleek, hard landscaping – including textural Portland stone, Purbeck walling and weathered oak – with drifts of soft planting, to create a contemporary yet…

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Passage from Yorkshire to RHS Chelsea for Welcome to Yorkshire show garden stone

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Green-tech is sponsoring the transportation of 50 tonnes of York stone to London to showcase Yorkshire at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and then return it home again. Designer Mark Gregory has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden at RHS Chelsea that showcases the region’s iconic countryside and celebrates the county’s plentiful natural materials, traditional crafts and skilled artisan food production. Designer and managing director of Landform, Mark is celebrating his 30th year at Chelsea. He has been inspired by the stunning Dales; world famous for its Wensleydale cheese, wildflower and buttercup meadows and iconic drystone walls. His breath-taking design aims…

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Design inspiration with David Keegan

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Pro Landscaper sits with David Keegan of David Keegan Garden Design, discussing his design inspiration and feelings upon being presented an International Landscape Design Award.   Can you tell us about some of your most distinguished projects? I have been fortunate enough to have received a previous award in the international landscape design awards USA in 2012 for a project in the High Peaks in Derbyshire and that project is one that is still dear to my heart as it perfectly embodies my love of unique and rugged landscape that is the Peak District National Park. The project was also…

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Restoring peace of mind at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Award winning garden designer, Alexandra Noble has been commissioned by the RHS to create a Health & Wellbeing garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, aiming to restore peace of mind for all. She is one of four designers in the brand new Lifestyle Gardens category which seeks to create real gardens for real people. Alexandra’s ‘Health & Wellbeing’ garden aims to address the increasing need to disengage with the fast paced demands of an intrusive world and restore a sense of internal balance and refreshed perspective. Alexandra said: “I was thrilled to be asked to create the Health…

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