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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

Charity hopes to raise funds to build memorial garden for stillborn children

A charity is looking to raise £17,000 to build the garden at Aldershot Crematorium to allow parents who have lost children a pleasant place to remember them Parents who have lost a baby can soon find solace in an Aldershot garden, thanks to a charity’s efforts. The Farnborough branch of Stillborn and Neonatal Death charity (Sands) is fundraising for the £17,000 needed to create a beautiful and peaceful memory garden at Aldershot Crematorium. Chairman Laura Kirk said it will offer families a place to go to reflect and will include seated areas, colourful plants, trees and an area for engraved…

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LI launches scheme to encourage new entrants

The LI Ambassador for Landscape scheme is an exciting opportunity for Landscape Institute members to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, and to demonstrate the creative and rewarding career options open to them. This is a really exciting time to be part of the landscape architecture profession, with high employment rates and a wide range of roles available, the career path is a very practical option. The LI-accredited university courses need more students to ensure a good supply of future professionals. ‘Landscape architecture is a very easy thing to make interesting and engaging,’ says Amanda McDermott, a member of…

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Green-fingered organisation create garden for Southport Flower Show

A green-fingered Wigan organisation has created an innovative garden to be exhibited at the popular Southport Flower Show. Designed by Groundwork in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Homes, the garden is part of the planned environmental works at Alexander House. It is being built by apprentices from the organisation’s build team and is based on a huge 15 piece slider puzzle toy. This not only means that its appearance can be changed, but that the garden can also be used in different ways, by different users. Groundwork’s landscape architect and designer Ste Allan said: “We wanted to create a garden…

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Wyevale Nurseries picks up on garden do-it-for-me trend

The do-it-for-me (DIFM) trend is emerging not only alongside DIY but in the garden industry too, says Wyevale Nurseries, which believes the move will see a bigger demand for garden designers and landscapers. In response it has now launched a new garden design and domestic landscape sales department and appointed Adrian Hoare as garden design & domestic landscape sales manager. He has been with the company for 30 years. Sales and marketing director Adam Dunnett said: “Adrian will be able to give guidance to customers on plant selection, sourcing product and finding solutions to fill the most challenging landscape designs.”…

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Nine Elms on the South Bank – 2015 Open Days

Nine Elms on the South Bank is the £15 billion opportunity area between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge, and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. The area will be transformed from one of the capital’s last remaining industrial districts into a world-class destination right in the heart of London.  Already home to Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station, the area will also be home to the new Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the new U.S. Embassy. Underutilised industrial land is making way for new public squares, parks, schools, Tube stations, homes, and businesses, which will…

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From TV presenter to garden designer – Cotswold Kate scoops gardening prize

She’s been an actress, TV presenter, model and Mrs Heartbeat, but now Cotswold celebrity Kate Durr is adding another string to her bow – as a garden designer. Despite being just seven weeks into a year-long diploma course at the Cotswold Gardening School to train to become a professional garden designer, Kate has won a chance to build a garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in early May. The former presenter of Guinness World Records alongside Ian Wright has been busy raising children recently, but took up garden designing earlier this year. She has been named the winner of the…

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The Vikings Flourish at Chelsea

Viking Cruises partner with TV garden designer Alan Gardner to create ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Designed by multi-award winning landscape architect Alan Gardner, ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ celebrates the launch of Viking Cruises’ first ocean ship, the Viking Star. Viking Cruises returns to the world famous garden show following the 2014 success of the artisan ‘Viking Cruises Norse Garden’, which was awarded a silver gilt medal. ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ will transport you to the energy, colour and dynamism of the ocean. Multiple polished surfaces will reflect…

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Arts, business and horticultural leaders back Garden Bridge as planting and maintenance plans progress

Arts, business and horticultural leaders have spoken about their support for the Garden Bridge and the opportunities it presents people living and working in London as well as those visiting the capital. Teams from Kew Gardens and The Courtauld Institute are among those highlighting the value of the project, as the tender for the procurement, planting and maintenance of the 6,000sqm footbridge gets under way. The Garden Bridge will link Temple on the Northbank across to the South Bank, situated between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges, creating a new green space which is free and open to all. It will include…

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Accolade for Cornish career-switch garden designer

A Cornish garden designer has been recognised for a scheme to revitalise Plymouth civic centre. Jo Midwinter, who graduated last year from HND Garden and Landscape Design from Duchy College and taught by TV ‘city gardener’ Matt James, has won the Society of Garden Designers Student Award. It recognises the country’s most promising new designers. Jo was recognised for her final coursework project to breathe new life into Plymouth’s unloved Geoffrey Jellicoe post-war urban landscape. The civic centre square was originally designed to evoke a spirit of optimism in the modern era. Jo designed a scheme with ‘new perennial’ planting…

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Gardens inspired by ‘An English Country Garden’ theme

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is giving three talented young designers the chance to demonstrate their take on an English country garden as part of the RHS Young Designer of the Year Competition at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22 – 26 July). The competition gives young inspiring garden designers, aged 28 years and under, the chance to kick-start their careers and gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show. This year’s quintessential theme of ‘An English Country Garden’ allows designers to use English country garden style as inspiration to create their own Show Garden, and compete for the title…

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