June 27, 2017

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project -

Monday, June 26, 2017

UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Homeowners in South Wales can now get themselves the perfect lawn thanks to LazyLawn® launching in the area -

Monday, June 26, 2017

New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kew Gardens opens drugs festival with chance to try ‘mind-altering’ plants

Kew Gardens are giving visitors the opportunity to sample mind-altering plants as part of a new season focusing on intoxication and drugs.  The Plant Connoissuers’ Club, a workshop which will be run by what Kew Garden calls architectural foodsmiths Bombas & Parr, will give visitors the “opportunity to try an unusual plant”. The workshops will run from September 20 to October 13. Visitors taking part in the workshop will be required to sign a disclaimer confirming that they have read and understood the medical guidelines associated with the tester. “Adventurous types can also seek spiritual enlightenment with our Grand Master…

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St Elizabeth Hospice garden design winners

Following our £5,000 sponsorship of St Elizabeth Hospice’s garden design competition – part of our Community Outreach Programme – the winning designs have been announced. St Elizabeth Hospice was looking for young people in the Suffolk and Norfolk area with a creative eye to take part in their Help the Hospice Grow – garden design competition. Primary and Secondary schoolchildren and students at college or university were invited to enter the competition to design a section of the charity’s beautiful garden. The competition attracted nearly 60 entries in total. They received some brilliant ideas, so much so that they had…

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Amersham recieves top honours at a gardening competition

The town’s efforts included its two floral First World War-themed avenues of remembrance made from poppies, a transformation of the remembrance gardens which now features plants assembled as flags. Royal Horticultural Society judge Anne Kempston, who assessed Amersham in July, said: “Amersham warmly welcomed the judges who enjoyed a well planned and well-timed itinerary, which included floral displays, environmental and community projects relating to the judging criteria for Britain in Bloom. All the volunteers met were enthusiastic about their projects and there was obvious pride of place – the involvement of so many community groups, of all ages, participating in…

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John O’Conner has received a prestigious award.

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, specialist grounds maintenance providers for Isle of Wight Council, are delighted that the 19th century park has been named Park of the Year at the South and South East England in Bloom Awards, which were staged in Brighton.  The Council’s Parks Manager, Nigel Leppard, together with John O’Conner’s Contract Manager, Stan Hayden, received the awards on behalf of the local authority.  Judges highlighted Ventnor Park’s summer bedding borders and raised planters as ‘superb’ and noted its ‘horticultural maintenance was of a high standard.’ They also described it as ‘the quintessential Victorian park and the jewel in…

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London Business Celebrates S.G.D. Award Win

A London design studio is celebrating today, after winning a prestigious national award.  Lateral Design Studio, which turns mundane construction products into pieces of art, has just been awarded the Society Of Garden Designers (S.G.D.) Product Of The Year Award 2014. The family run company, based in Cricklewood, beat dozens of other companies from across the U.K. to the finals with a range of designed channel drain covers in stainless steel, Jonite stone composite and cast iron. M.D. John Harte is delighted to have received this official recognition “We’ve turned the mundane into masterpieces, offering garden designers and landscapers a…

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Hever Castle wins Garden of the Year 2014 by South and South East Bloom

The gardens of historic Hever Castle received a Gold Award and were voted ‘Garden of the Year 2014’ by South & South East in Bloom.  The double accolade was announced last week, with the gardens beating stiff competition in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category. It received a glowing report from the Assessors who praised Head Gardener, Neil Miller, and his team of nine trained gardeners for maintaining the extensive gardens. Hever Castle Gardening Team with their ‘Garden of the Year 2014’ Award It was felt that the opportunity to book garden tours and the availability of gardeners and volunteers…

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Society of Garden Designers appoints new chair

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has appointed Philippa O’Brien MSGD as its new Chair.  Philippa will take up the role from November 2014, replacing Juliet Sargeant MSGD who steps down after two fruitful years as Chair and a long-standing commitment to the SGD Council. The announcement was made by Juliet Sargeant MSGD at the Society’s AGM. A Registered Member of the SGD since 2006, Philippa joined the Society more than 20 years ago and is currently a member of the SGD Council. In addition to running her own garden design practice, Philippa is an active member of her local…

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Care Home Celebrates Winning Gardening Competition

The Laurels Care Home came first in the Growing for Gold gardening competition, hosted by BBC Gardeners’ World presenter, Pippa Greenwood and organised by Embrace, a leading care provider.  Growing for Gold has seen individuals at more than 30 Embrace services throughout the country compete to transform their gardens. The Laurels received its award at a special ceremony held in Birmingham at the August after impressing the judges with their gardening prowess and innovation. Joby Jomy, Manager at the Laurels, said: “We are over the moon to have won Growing for Gold. The staff and residents had great fun planting and growing…

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Teesside landscaper takes gold award last week for garden design

An Eaglescliffe landscaper proved he’s streets ahead of the competition by taking home a top gardening award. Simon Wilkinson, 28, has been working with his dad and uncle’s Eaglescliffe-based company, Wilkinsons Landscapes, since the age of 18 and is now a landscape designer. And Simon’s latest creation secured him a gold award at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, after he put together a stunning garden design featuring eye-catching metal giraffes. The competition this year launched a new feature called Inspiration Street, in which designers were asked to come up with small scale designs aimed at giving homeowners ideas for tricky…

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Building Centre runs exhibition on Wolfson Prize and garden cities

The Building Centre in London is hosting an exhibition to coincide with the recent award of the Wolfson Prize for designing garden cities of the future.  Working closely with the team behind the prize this exhibition showcases some of the brightest ideas on Garden Cities captured from over 200 entries. The winning entry and other finalists are the focus of the exhibition with their research, insights, planning diagrams and illustrations on display. The exhibition of finalists work has been edited to include key statements, quotes and powerful abstracts from their full submissions. Visitors can rapidly understand the proposed ideas from…

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