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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How Gardens are Built – Episode 1

Aralia Garden Design

Ever wondered how gardens are built? Aralia brings you the first episode in a short series of videos following the progress of the construction of a contemporary courtyard garden belonging to a 14th century property in rural Essex. These broadcasts will give you an brief insight into the detail, complexity and skill required to execute a high quality garden design from start to finish. For more information, please visit www.aralia.org.uk

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Aralia-designed garden features in ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens’

Landscape designers, Aralia, based in Sawbridgeworth were delighted to have one of their gardens featured in the final episode of ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens’ (aired at 8pm Tuesday 20th January 2015). The show focused on the top ten gardens, selected by Alan Titchmarsh, that were best described as ‘flights of fancy’, and included Sir Elton John’s garden. The small urban garden, situated in Chelmsford, Essex, is owned by Paul Edwards, who approached Aralia after becoming inspired after watching gardening programmes on the television. The design uses sinuous curves to draw the eye away from the boxy lines of the house…

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Landmark anniversaries provide inspiration for designers and exhibitors

This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May) will highlight key events, moments and movements in history. For the first time, garden designer John Everiss will team up with Chorley Council to create ‘Chorley Council: The Evaders Garden’ an Artisan Garden commemorating the end of the Second World War, 70 years ago. Stan Everiss, the designer’s father, was an RAF evader after being shot down in 1943. Stan was protected and nursed back to health by an ordinary family who were part of the French resistance; the garden depicts Stan’s incredible story. The garden features a sculpture of a…

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Chelsea 2015: The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth

Cloudy Bay, the pioneering winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, will once again unite garden design with a wine tasting experience in the Cloudy Bay Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Created by the youngest ever Chelsea duo, landscape architects and brothers Harry and David Rich, the show garden is designed to visually portray the powerful taste experience of Cloudy Bay wines. The garden will explore a contemporary Red & White garden for wine lovers, where Red and White will be a representation of Cloudy Bay’s signature wines, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc and will convey “how things simply…

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Captures the Spirit of Historic Chatsworth for RHS Chelsea 2015

Champagne Laurent-Perrier is delighted to be returning to the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, under the artistic direction of award-winning designer Dan Pearson. The Laurent-Perrier garden has previously won three Best in Shows in 2003, 2008 and 2014 and 13 Gold medals. Laurent-Perrier is also the official champagne supplier of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For the 2015 show, institutions Laurent-Perrier and Chatsworth have come together to create a breath-taking show garden, marking Chatsworth’s debut at Chelsea. With a shared heritage in gardens and nature, and family dwellings in beautiful grounds, the garden promises to be an awe-inspiring experience for…

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LDA Design shortlisted for UCL Olympic Park campus

Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, has been shortlisted to masterplan a new 125,000 sq m campus for University College London (UCL) on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. Named ‘UCL East’, it will be a second campus for one of the UK’s leading universities. LDA Design is leading a team including Nicholas Hare Associates, BuroHappold, Momentum Transport Planning, EC Harris, Soundings and Studio Weave. It is also shortlisted in Make’s team as the landscape architect, which also includes Gehl Architects, AECOM, The Neighbourhood, David Bonnett Associates and Quod. The 4.5 hectare UCL masterplan is backed by…

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Britains Best Back Gardens – or are they?

Award winning garden designer Patricia Fox of Aralia, asks what you think of the new TV series Britians Best Back Gardens? Next Tuesday 20th January Maltese Road (one of Aralia’s award winning gardens) will be featured as selected by Alan Titchmarsh himself.

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The International Garden Festival announces designers for 2015

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 16th edition of the Festival presented at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens from June 26 to September 27, 2015. The competition attracted 309 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 700 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 34 countries. “Buzz” is the operative word guiding the 2015 Festival with new creations by designers from Canada, France and Israel. The installations selected by the jury have a special energy and connection to the natural world. The temporary gardens have a degree of…

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Gillespies team wins international Moscow River competition

A team led by Project Meganom of Moscow and UK-based Gillespies has won an international competition for ‘the future redesign of the river through the city of Moscow’. In announcing the competition earlier this year, Moscow City Government stressed the importance of creating a ‘holistic concept for the development of the river and the river banks’. This, it says, was to enable the area’s transformation ‘from a barrier to a water system and waterfront of international quality’. As well as Gillespies and Project Meganom, the competition-winning team includes: Strategy Partners, from Russia; Italian company Systematica; UK-based JTP/John Thompson & Partners; and…

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LDA Design helps rejuvenate popular Moscow park

The ‘reinvigoration’ of Moscow’s popular Sadovniki Park is now complete, after four months of complex upgrades and construction work. LDA Design, was landscape architect for the project together with Russian practice Alphabet City. Together they have created ‘a beautiful modern park in a landscape of gardens, lounging lawns, play meadows and trees‘. A new pavilion overlooks garden terraces that lead to a fountain plaza, ice rink, play area and sports pitches. According to LDA Design, ‘a triangular striated geometry provides a distinctive design language that is interpreted in the overall layout, topographic interventions and design detail’. Works completed include new and…

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