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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

First public natural pool will be an art project

Construction has started on the UK’s first public natural swimming pond, as part of an art project within London’s King’s Cross Development.  The natural, chemical-free pool has been designed and is being built by natural pool designer Biotop and its UK partner, Kingcombe Aquacare. B|D Landscape Architects is the landscape architect for the project. Working in conjunction with the King’s Cross Development Partnership and contractor Carillion, the Kingcombe Aquacare team has begun the first stages of ground works for the complex construction of the 411 m2 pool. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year, when the…

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Landscape Institute Employment & Salary Survey shows prospects are good for profession

The Employment and Salary Survey 2014 results, released last week show signs of an expansion and strong employment levels within the private sector of the landscape industry. The 869 responses gathered between 21 July and 1 September paint a positive picture of the industry. Employment levels in full-time, permanent roles are high, unemployment is at a three-year low and private-sector employees are indicating growth in the size of their teams, departments or practices.The survey results are compared with the results of 2012 and 2013 to provide wider trends within the landscape industry.The report is essential for informing the Landscape Institute…

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Grant Associates unveils landscape designs for Capitol Singapore

Grant Associates, the international landscape architecture practice, has unveiled details of its new landscape and public realm design for Capitol Singapore, a prestigious S$1.1 billion mixed-use redevelopment of a key heritage site in the city’s downtown civic district. Capitol Singapore comprises three conservation buildings (Capitol Building, Stamford House and Capitol Theatre) which are seamlessly blended with a new build, the city’s first integrated luxury development comprising four components – Eden Residences (ultra-luxurious residences), The Patina (ultra luxury hotel), Capitol Piazza (upmarket retail mall with flagship stores), and the Capitol Theatre. It also includes the restored public realm, a new civic…

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Creating your own landscape – bartholomew landscaping

Barry Burrows from bartholomew landscaping reveals some of the secrets to being at home with your own landscape and making it work all year round. These days, gardens and outdoor spaces are designed as multi-functional spaces to function as a changing backdrop to provide colour, space, fresh air, light, shade, play areas, private areas, food, scent and entertainment to any house.   Personally, I like to think of a garden as a private haven and a public display, to bring it alive the house and garden should complement each other and create a seamless flow. Make your space work for…

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And they are off! APL WorldSkills UK finalists compete at Skills Show

WorldSkills

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening final is underway at the The Skills Show at the Birmingham  NEC with six landscaping students competing for the ‘Best in the UK’ title. After reaching the qualifying benchmark at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July the six students this morning started on the challenge of completing a garden design in just 18 hours over the next 3 days. The garden has once again been designed by Alexandra Froggatt. Their creations will need to be completed by 11 am on Saturday 15 November with the winner being announced at The Skills Show…

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APL WorldSkills UK finalists going for Gold at Skills Show

WorldSkills

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening finalists are ready to compete at The Skills Show between 13-15 November at the Birmingham NEC where one of them will win Gold and be crowned ‘Best in the UK’ in front of 75,000 people. Richard Carden from  Reaseheath College, Sam Birks from Bishop Burton College, and Robert Wylie, Dean Thomson, Jonathan Buchanan and Ronan McLarnon from CAFRE were all put through to the final after successfully reaching the qualifying benchmark at the APL Landscape Gardening competition at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July and will compete at the final at The Skills…

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Landscape Institute Annual Review

The President of the Landscape Institute, speaking at the organisation’s AGM on 16 October, welcomed the publication of the Annual Review which provides members with an impressive summary of the many significant developments achieved in the last year. The AGM approved the audited accounts, Trustees’ Report, re-appointment of the auditors and debated two motions concerning the level of funding for branches and the location of the head office. The first motion was defeated with 118 votes for, 119 votes against and 6 abstentions. Funding for branches will therefore continue to be allocated in the fair, transparent and strategic way that…

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Sir John Soane’s listed Walpole Park officially reopens

Located in the heart of Ealing, the recently transformed Walpole Park officially opened to the public today (24th October 2014). The redevelopment of Walpole Park is part of the major restoration of Sir John Soane’s historic country home Pitzhanger Manor, a Grade I listed structure which stands on the northeast side of the public park. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is being separately developed as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Heritage Grants programme, with the recent award of a £4.42m grant towards the £10.5m project cost. Pitzhanger Manor and the grounds which now constitute the 12-hectare park were bought…

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Competition seeks contemporary solutions using the ideas of Capability Brown

The Landscape Institute has launched an ideas competition to produce a contemporary landscape design using some of the approaches of Capability Brown, as part of the Capability Brown Festival. Entrants are asked to produce proposals for Moccas Hill Wood in Herefordshire, a 45ha site owned by the Woodland Trust and leased to Natural England. In the 18th Century it was incorporated into the Moccas Hill Court Registerd Park and Garden, a landscape designed with some influence from Capability Brown. The client is looking for a design that will conserve and enhance the cultural and natural heritage of the site, providing habitat…

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Camden Council opens first Active Space playground

Camden Council this week launched its first Active Space site at Argyle Primary School in inner London. Camden has one of the worst obesity rates in London, with one in three 10 year olds in the borough being overweight or obese. The Camden Active Spaces project is a new initiative inspired by the Olympic legacy to create exciting active spaces specifically to increase physical activity in seven schools across the borough. LUC has been appointed as the designer and landscape architect of bespoke natural play in three of these schools, including Argyle Primary. ‘Our designs for two junior and one…

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